(389) Gimme shelter: on the night bus

City bus becomes rolling hostelAdaptation is expected of the poor at all times.  An example thereof was examined by a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News recently.  Lacking income and shelter people in social difficulty are hopping on the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s #22 bus for cover after hours.  It’s the only 24-hour route in the system and this double life as a rolling, diesel-engined night hostel has earned it the nickname Hotel 22.  Submitted by a suburban-poverty.com reader this item illustrates too well the housing and transportation issues of those in difficulty in Silicon Valley.

Homeless turn overnight bus route into Hotel 22

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