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Links and Tidbits – May 16, 2014

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.

  • If you took a SkyTrain ride on April 12, you might have caught these brave souls singing Bohemian Rhapsody onboard:

 

  • Transit rider Norma Ibarra uploaded this video of a community shuttle operator encouraging people to feel better about themselves!

 

 

 

  • Also from r/transit, the New York Times reports Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is looking to build a rail connecting to the county’s Metro Rail system.

 

 

  • A transit booze map? Yes! Thrillist has created this map that will take you to drinks along MARTA Rapid Rail.

 

  • Brent Toderian writes this opinion piece on Planetizen and he argues the biggest challenge cities are facing is not “what comes out of the tailpipe of your car,” but rather the amount of space a car takes up.

 

 

 

 

  • Do you use the Transit App? They just released an update for Android phones.

 

 

  • PRT?!? In the 1970s, it was envisioned that personal rapid transit (PRT) would be the next big thing in transportation — combining the independence of the car with the ideals of mass transportation.

 

  • Check this out! This transit enthusiast created a moving Lego model of the Canada Line. (Thanks Eric!)

Author: Allen Tung


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