Tidbits and links about transportation!
- What’s the video above? Well, Irish Rail helped reunite Lilou the cat with her owner after it wandered off and boarded a suburban train. After she was reported lost, security tape screenshot was sent out through their Twitter account, and customers pitched in to help locate her! Irish Rail awarded Lilou a rail pass in the end and then reenacted her train journey for a YouTube promotional video.
- Also: a reminder to visit the West Coast Express birthday blog for contests and more: they turn 15 on November 1!
- And sadly, the Albion Ferries could not find a buyer, so they are going to be sold for scrap.
- An awesome timelapse video: the 4-day replacement of the MUNI train tracks in San Francisco, compressed to 12 minutes.
- Here’s Oscillating Field, a lovely piece of temporary Seattle public art sponsored by Sound Transit.
- The TTC unveils their new Rocket trains!
- Hurrah: the second Amtrak train between Vancouver and Seattle will continue on for another year!
- Over at Regarding Place, Erick Villagomez has posted two maps—one plain, one animated—showing where immigrant populations have chosen to settle in the Lower Mainland, and their connections to transit and travel patterns.
- Does everybody know that the Evergreen Line project is running a station area design consultation from October 4 to November 5, 2010? Visit the Evergreen Line website for more info.
- Interesting: green roofs for buses!
- 24 Hours has been profiling favourite bus drivers recently! Here’s a profile of Ian McDonald, who drives the 135.
- Ric has pictures of TRAMS vintage buses that he would like to share with everyone.
- Two monkeys have been appointed station masters at a train station in Japan! At least, so this blog post says.
- How We Drive points to a kerfuffle over roundabouts in Winnipeg.
- The City Fix asks if transport agencies are reading what’s online. Well, around here, it’s definitely “Yes!”
- Streetfilms takes a look at cycling Copenhagen through North American eyes.
- And the Surrey Rapid Transit Study has been getting a bit of action in the blogosphere: here is Nathan Pachal on the Surrey workshop, Stephen Rees on a blogger briefing we held, and The Vancouver Observer on the briefing as well.
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