ROME’S HOT SUMMER: CORRUPTION, BREAKDOWNS RUN CITY TO GROUND

by FRANCES D'EMILIO | ASSOCIATED PRESS  |  published on July 30, 2015

ROME — Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome. But the Eternal City will need a miracle to find anything to feel jubilant about.

Just when Rome needs to be at its best, the city is being shamed by corruption scandals and a breakdown in public services – especially in the mass transit that many of the expected 30 million Jubilee pilgrims will depend on.

Amid a relentless heat wave, bus drivers have been yanking buses out of service, forcing passengers off, often between stops. Others deliberately drive their spine-rattling buses so slowly that it’s faster to walk.

  • ONTIME

    Ahhhhhh Roma, the eternal city and a people who know everything about everything, especially crime, corruption and conspiracy……how’s that socialism treat’n ya?

  • teaman

    This is the result of socialism and liberalism at it’s best. Has never worked anywhere and never will…..but hey, they keep on trying for the masses love handouts and welfare at the expense of those who are willing to work and pay taxes.

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