The Curmudgeon on Vans

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO - Last week the Curmudgeon opined on bicycles on Rio streets, mentioning the dangers of cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles — but he should have mentioned the dreaded vans.

An op-ed piece entitled “Vans on the Run” appearing in the NYTimes this week indicates that NYC cut the MTA budget for buses, so MTA canceled routes. Therefore, Hizzoner Bloomberg has licensed private vans to run discontinued bus routes.

The article claims that the Mayor has . . .

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