Women drive buses in Colombia – level 2
La Rolita is a Colombian electric bus fleet run by women and it is changing public transit in the capital city of Bogotá.
The company employs many single mothers who want to do their job as best as they can. Bogotá wants to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The company plans to take over the public cable car operations and develop a new plan for electric school buses. Some private operators didn’t agree with what the company was doing. But La Rolita could start operating and now, it provides social security and pension benefits for its employees.
Drivers get a monthly salary of 376 dollars, and the company plans to build an on-site daycare center for its employees.
Difficult words: fleet (a group of vehicles), emissions (harmful substances in the air), cable car (a vehicle on a cable)
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
How has La Rolita's operations improved the public transit system in Bogotá?
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