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.
» From bus routes to humble abode. This Georgia couple turned an old bus into a house!
» Serial bus thieves? They exist! You think he would’ve learned his lesson after 10 or 20 arrests!
» It’s like… a lava lamp. Have some time to kill? Watch this oddly fascinating, real time transit tracker in Germany.
» A new study suggests that living near transit lines may be good for your mental health!
» From mind to body! A Japanese study found commuters who take the bus have a lower risk of heart disease and stroke than people who drive.
» This TTC operator is making the most of his bus break with some push ups!
» Riders who get stuck on downed trains in NYC can request a late-to-work slip from the MTA. Last year’s count? 100,000!
» Germaphobes beware!! Take a look at what bacteria are lurking on a subway pole. Lucky you, there are pictures.
» You have goat to be kidding me…
» Talkin’ ’bout my generation. In Bostonl, millennials love transit!
» You know nothing, Jon Snow. We’d LOVE to sit next to you and your posters on the bus!
» We may have crows but Teipei has cranes!
» This is like SkyTrain Inception. Thank you to @wetcoastlife for the share!
— Wet Coast Life (@wetcoastlife) November 20, 2015
» Washington pokes fun at the different types of “transit haters” in their region.
» Lump. Throat. Watery eyes. These types of transit interactions truly warm my heart!
» Waste not, want not! London’s old tube cars are being transformed into traditional rail trains for Northern England.
» Read minds with a new virtual reality experience in the New York subway system!
» Daycare on a train? How exactly are you going to get the kids to leave? Playtime is WAY better than getting off at your stop! (In reality, I think it’s more likely that this was a converted retired transit vehicle).
» TTC throwback to the first bus route in Toronto and on a double decker no less!
» FINALLY! I think those grates are scary enough without getting your heel stuck!
» This new app guides visually impaired riders through London’s Underground through audio instructions. The future is now!
» The ultimate showdown in transit mapping: Google vs. Apple.
» Avoid waiting for trains in NYC by walking to your station. This chart shows you how much you’ll burn!
» At Union Square station in NYC you can find this guy playing a mean sax, dancing like no one’s watching and using transit! That’s my kind of triple threat!
Author: Adrienne Coling