Bart Simpson doesn’t just ride around on a skateboard because he was invented in the ’80s. Until recently, if you weren’t old enough to drive a Canyonero, there just weren’t that many ways to traverse the famous fictional town of Springfield. It’s not surprising that the town would be a little gun-shy after the monorail flop, but look at the sad state of this old public transit system:
As of this past Sunday’s episode, though, Springfield’s rail system is looking spiffed-up, with eight color-coded lines serving areas like Ethnictown, Albino Heights, and the Varmint District, and easy access to tourist attractions like the Duff Brewery and the Giant Magnifying Glass.
That’s a better-looking system than some real-world cities! If only infrastructure improvement were always as easy as drawing a new map.
'The Simpsons' Unveils a New Springfield Public Transit Map, The Atlantic.