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Taming Traffic Chaos: Germany Exports Punctuality to Colombia - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

The Colombian city if Cali is known for its astonishingly chaotic city streets. Now, a German company is helping establish some degree of order. A new city bus system is set to introduce Teutonic punctuality to Latin America.

The fight between good and evil is represented by the colors green and red, at least that is the way Miguel Castro sees it. Castro is a bus driver in the Colombian metropolis of Cali, and the two colored lights on his dashboard tell him whether he is behind schedule or not. For Castro the panel of lights is a small revolution. Prior to their arrival, there were only the timetables to rely on -- treated by drivers more as a broad recommendation than as hard and fast rules.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jan 27th, 2009 at 04:19:57 PM EST
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