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.
» 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.
» 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?
TransLink’s Pet Peeves are making headlines!
Author: Adrienne Coling