19 June 2012

Los Boletos

I can only describe the colectivos in Buenos Aires as a chaotic method of inexpensive transportation. Chaotic due to over 140 different bus lines and routes; inexpensive because the fare is government subsidized. One bus trip costs between one and two pesos, or 25-50 cents USD, depending on the distance traveled. I came across this article from BusARG (via Honey Kennedy) detailing the history of the bus system and los boletos in Argentina. I love the colors, design, and thought that went into these pieces of ephemera. Though environmentally more friendly and efficient, the subte passes of today are just not as interesting!

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