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How to attract riders to transit

Soft porn films are being shown on giant video screens at a bus station in Bulgaria. The plasma TVs at the terminus in the capital Sofia show bus times during the day but switch to porn at night. A station spokesman said: ‘We wanted to give the passengers something to take their minds off the cold and to pass the time while waiting for a bus.’ However, some people are outraged by the move and claim station security guards now spend their time watching the screens rather than patrolling for troublemakers.

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Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.