How can Kyiv Metro run 2-3 minutes peak hour frequency during wartime?
Very interesting write-up, thank you.
One thing I would point out is that a quick search for Ukraine automobile ownership indicates that Ukraine has about the number of road vehicles per capita that one would expect given per-capita income: pretty low https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_vehicles_per_capita
It stands to reason that unlike American transit agencies (and I'm thinking specifically of New York but if anything it's probably more extreme elsewhere) those thousands of employees largely ride transit to their own jobs and are invested in the system personally, rather than being yet another reserve army of resentful motorists.
Hong Kong MTR underground trains also do not have a (published) schedule (though they do publish the first and last subway train of the day departure times for each station on each line. The spacing is interesting concept. Hong Kong train station spacing is much more irregular, at least on Hong Kong Island, with geography and zone population density/development density driving the spacing.
It is fairly dramatic to delete a comment but that's what I think you should do to "Yury", especially at this time of the death of Navalny. Yury might also consider why his boss is so gutless and afraid to mention Navalny by name. Well, he can murder him but Navalny and his spirit in Russia is going nowhere. Maybe voters can write in Navalny's name on the ballots in next month's election! That would be the best requiem.
[SY Lee; if you choose to delete Yury you are free to delete my post too. Given the Russian troll factories you should stay vigilant on posts to this article.]
“Occupied country” plak-plak-plak. Let's start with the fact that Ukraine as an independent (formally) country emerged as a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union. This is not a country, it is a fragment of the Union. Russia cannot “occupy” what is rightfully its. Just as China will not “occupy” Taiwan, because... Even the United States recognizes Taiwan as part of China.
As for the victims, firstly, if you shed tears for the children of Ukraine, then cry for the children of Donbass. And secondly, here in Russia we remember the chants of Ukrainians “Москаляку на гиляку” (it means "Russian to the gallows") , etc. We remember the captured soldiers of the nationalist Azov battalion, who were covered from head to toe in swastikas and Nazi runes. We remember the glorification of Bandera and Shukhevych at the state level in Ukraine. So there is no need to crow about the "innocent victims of terrible aggression".
And about the “occupation” of other countries. I would like to know what US soldiers are doing in Syria? Nobody invited them there. For some reason they are occupying oil fields in this country. Isn't it time for the whole world to impose sanctions against the United States, the occupying country?