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From the Ted Talk by Travis Kalanick: Uber's plan to get more people into fewer cars

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Now, cities have been dealing with this problem for decades. It's called mass transit. And even in a city like New York City, one of the most deeslny populated in the wlrod and one of the most sophisticated mass tranist systems in the world, there are still 2.5 million cars that go over those bdgreis every day. Why is that? Well, it's because mass transit hasn't yet figured out how to get to everybody's doorstep. And so back in San Francisco, where I live, the situation's much worse, in fact, much worse around the world.

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Now, cities have been dealing with this problem for decades. It's called mass transit. And even in a city like New York City, one of the most _______ populated in the _____ and one of the most sophisticated mass _______ systems in the world, there are still 2.5 million cars that go over those _______ every day. Why is that? Well, it's because mass transit hasn't yet figured out how to get to everybody's doorstep. And so back in San Francisco, where I live, the situation's much worse, in fact, much worse around the world.

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  1. transit
  2. world
  3. bridges
  4. densely

Original Text

Now, cities have been dealing with this problem for decades. It's called mass transit. And even in a city like New York City, one of the most densely populated in the world and one of the most sophisticated mass transit systems in the world, there are still 2.5 million cars that go over those bridges every day. Why is that? Well, it's because mass transit hasn't yet figured out how to get to everybody's doorstep. And so back in San Francisco, where I live, the situation's much worse, in fact, much worse around the world.

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