Buy a paper for the bus driver

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Buy a NY Times for your bus driver! Photo credit: Deyra N. Rodriguez

One of the CalTrain workers on my usual train was complaining last week that he never gets to read the paper any more. Now that everyone reads their news on their phones, tablets, or e-readers; there are fewer copies of paper newspapers left on the train for him to read.  Folks working on public transit are generally not allowed to use their own mobile devices during work; but they are allowed to read a newspaper during down times.

I thought this was an interesting unintended consequence of the decline of print news. So, if you think we are all better off when everyone is well-informed, buy a print newspaper for your bus driver, your CalTrain conductors, your Bart drivers, etc.

(You do use public transit, right?)

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