There is a lot of stupidity in that article, e.g. the mention of the fact that the buses' schedules are withheld from the public.
Yeah, so what? We also don't publish the schedules of our corporate shuttles, or our internal IP addressing schemes, or whatnot. Why should we?
And I love the idea that there was never a society with different socioeconomic tiers in it. That cozy egalitarian middle-class wonderland from the 1970s that he describes ignores the fact that there was plenty of poverty and shitty schools elsewhere in the US.