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.
» Check out the Xoupier! (Pronounced Soup-ee-er, apparently) A space-aged idea for some TTC buses in Toronto. What do you think?
» A company in NYC is helping you navigate the bus system by having your iphone literally point you to a bus stop!
» Some art students right here at home turn a bus shelter into a SkyTrain.
» “Ladies and gentlemen: We are being held momentarily by the train’s dispatcher. The train’s dispatcher is a wicked man who gets a sick thrill from toying with your lives like a god. Please be patient.” Finally, some honesty!
» I can haz fancee buz, too? Wait, six bucks? Hmmm, maybe not.
» Angeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll. Angel of Harrrrrrrrrrrrrleeeeeeeeeeeeemmmm. U2 is the best!
» Edmonton taking a page out of Denmark’s book, making transit cool again. Personally, I always thought it was cool!
» Let’s all take a video tour inside the tunnels of the Spadina Subway extension in Toronto.
» What happens on the night bus, stays on the night bus in this new London documentary series.
» Chachachacha changes for iconic NYC subway lettering.
» My fave! Seinfeld always kept it real(ish) with their subway scenes!
» Allllllll aboard the second avenue subway! Well, virtually at least with a new, interactive video game.
» First people arrested for “man spreading” on NYC subway. This is a thing now.
» Curious about where a train is in Israel? How about a bus in Western Australia? Wonder no more with this world transit real time map.
» That familiar delivery company with the brown, smiley box may be sitting next to you for your commute in NYC.
» There’s a fabulous artist take-over happening at a newsstand in Chester station in Toronto!
» 8-bit lovers unite! And then check out this great video showing what happens when a train is delayed.
» This is not the bus you are looking for! (Star Wars anyone?)
» All in the family breakdancing on Philly’s subway system!
» Some more subway dancers captured in some mid-move photos.
» Now this is great for the environment AND your wallet!
» I wouldn’t have believed it without the video. The “poo bus” in the UK has broken a land speed record for buses!
» NYC’s street beautification project extends underground, too.
» I am living for these living bus shelter roofs in Boston!
» Kudos to this bus operator out of London, Ontario. 45 years of safe driving = provincial record!
» Vincent, is that you? Your ear seems to have magically grown back!
» We wish you love, peace and soul (and quiet?) during this silent soul train dance party in Miami!
» Hey, all you hep cats! Tune in to this slick daddy-o with and his beatnik talk show on a bus!
» Questions about the L train in NYC top Google searches for the past six months. WOWZA!
» Public art really makes a difference on and around transit and across cities!
» The future is NOW! A robot is being developed to help visually impaired riders navigate transit systems.
Author: Adrienne Coling