Eat Your Heart Out, TTC

Hong Kong’s mass transit rail system (MTR) became a public-private enterprise in 2005 and today has more private shareholders than any company on the Hong Kong stock exchange. And little wonder seeing as it appears to have its fingers in every local pie and turns a profit in innovative ways that other systems can only begin to dream of.

Quite a contrast to the gloomy, dour old TTC with its surly employees, bleak facilities, and the malaise that it predictably fosters amongst most riders. Mind you, that’s just my impression… your mileage may vary.