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Old 09-18-19, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by tandempower View Post
Should transit and package delivery join forces to fund buses that provide both transit and package-delivery services along mutually-beneficial routes? Could transit passengers then work as delivery agents, carrying packages from the bus to addresses after exiting the bus?
The trouble with bus passengers around here is they usually don't own cars which would make "final mile" delivery by those passengers unfeasible.

Besides, the market is taking care of delivery of packages. Amazon is moving away from UPS and FedEx in great strides with their contractor owned delivery vans. If Amazon thought bus riders would have cut costs and decreased delivery times better than contractor owned vans, Amazon would have done that.
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