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Links and Tidbits – April 3, 2015

Links and tidbits is our semi-regular roundup of interesting fodder about transportation from the last few weeks or so. If you have links to contribute, put them in the comments, or email us.

Is this why no one uses MapQuest anymore?

Yikes! Is this why no one uses MapQuest anymore?

»   Take a peek behind the scenes at SkyTrain control.

»   Seattle bases bus fares on income

»   CBC tests the most popular Metro Vancouver commutes.

»   Western Pennsylvania transit pioneer honoured.

Strangers ARE nice! Check out the video to prove it! I would love a shoulder to sleep on during my commute some days. Wouldn’t you??

»   What do you think of THIS cycling adventure in Japan?

»   Paris uses effective infographics to keep riders informed of closures.

Watch the opening of the 2.27-mile tunnel under Twin Peaks in San Francisco.

»   Creating a mass transit app for a city that doesn’t have mass transit.

»   Here’s how matatu drivers in Nairobi get passengers to choose THEIR ride!

»   Haaaaaaaaaaave you met Etti-Cat?? This fancy feline is the NYC 1960s subway mascot.

»   You can even buy Etti-Cat’s book!

»   Check out some NYC transit etiquette posters from the 1940s and 50s, pre-Etti-Cat.

»   Free WIFI on buses in Portugal

»   Vaping on transit? The new debate.

»   Waste not, want not! The first bus run on… well… click here and find out!

»   No phone chats or video game beep beep boops! GO transit considers quiet zones on buses.

»   Windsor adds pink bus to fleet to raise money for Breast cancer research

»   From subway to runway, fashion meets transit!

A man struggles with his telepathic powers… that seem to occur only while riding the L train in Chicago.

»   A rare look into the Plymouth subway in England that was filled up over a decade ago.

»   Have you seen this? This prank is terrifying and NOT. COOL.

»   One of the first Canadian-developed Apple watch apps comes from Montreal and it’s for transit!

»   Yo-Yo Ma endorsed subway busker promotes Bach in the subway, a worldwide musical movement!

»   Is it acceptable to shave on transit? How about putting on make up? Is public grooming OK on commute?

LA Metro gives us a play-by-play for escalator etiquette!

»   DC commuter takes her X2 bus experiences to the big screen.

»   Buzzer reader Devon compiled  a list of amazing transit and transportation systems for his bucket list. Check it out! Thanks for sharing, Devon!

»   Commuters in Hangzhou, China enjoy 3D ads on their subway cars.

»   Gloucestershire regiment honoured on stage coach buses.

»   Long lost NYC subway design map found and restored.

»   6 degrees of transportation – Kevin Bacon takes the subway and loves it!

»   While I don’t recommend jumping into old subway tunnels, these pictures are pretty epic!

»   Lost dog take transit around the city. All together now… AWWWW!

»   Pricey but cool. Would you pay to take this bus?

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Author: Adrienne Coling


1 Comment

  • By David M, April 14, 2015 @ 7:09 am

    Thanks for the links. A subway in England is a pedestrian underpass, so the Plymouth subway is just that, not a subway as we’d know it over here.

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