It may not seem like it if you're jammed into one like a sardine in a can as it wends its way down Electra Street, but overcrowded buses are a good sign.
Unfortunately, the increasing popularity of the city's buses is threatening to overwhelm the system. Commuters are now making the same complaints about buses that they once did about taxis: there are not enough of them. More buses are needed, certainly, but there is a limit to the number that can be put on the roads before they become log-jammed. Buses are most effective as part of an integrated public transport system, in concert with light rail and metro. These are coming, so be patient. Just like the bus, there'll be one along soon -