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.
» Ed Konrad wrote this ^ poem about transit. Thanks for sharing!
» ICYMI: Walter White drives the 135 bus! NBD!!
» Warms the heart to hear stories like this! In Calgary, a bus operator stopped her bus to help out a person in a wheelchair stuck in the snow.
» In Vancouver, our own CMBC operator, Eileen Ryan, helps some Syrian refugees with a ride home.
» Imagine if all subway lines across the globe all connected. Now, look at this!
» Looks like we aren’t the only Canadian transit system who has some furry friends on board!
» I have no idea what is behind this but it gives some good advice… if your bus driver is really just 5,000 bees in a trench coat!
» This man put down his smartphone (not a bad idea now and then!) and picked up a pad a paper to make observations about his commute. Does anyone else do this?
» This bus driver in Ireland went above and beyond. Not only did he help this elderly passenger off his bus but also tied her shoes!
» Two retired Brill trolley buses in Thunder Bay hope to get a new home with an area transit museum. Fun fact, they’re originally from BC!
» A brief history of subway etiquette campaigns. Methinks we should all give these a read now and then!
» Japan’s transit is pretty cool already. Throw in the fact that each station has a different departure melody? That’s just a whole other level of awesome!
» Art can really change your mood. Across NYC subway stations you can find numerous station specific murals adding some colour and art to the everyday!
» Now, I’ve seen subway maps imagined as Nintendo worlds. But, how about Nintendo game worlds turned into subway maps?! I love them all! *nerd alert*
» A different type of busker. Get upclose and personal with the NYC Subway beat boxer, Verbal Ase.
» Roya the destRoya proves that she can serve with her fierce breakdancing in the NYC subway!
» Miss me, Kiev? In Ukraine, the dastardly Sherlock villain, Moriarty, showed up via a computer hack to surprise unknowing transit riders.
» Vancouver isn’t the only city that stripped down for no-pants transit rides in January!
» Get in your Delorian for this way back playback: GOCard pamphlet from 1989!
» GOT and transit fans unite in this one awesome photo!
» Meet the new TransLink CEO, Kevin Desmond!
» It’s nice to see that Blanche Dubois isn’t the only one who can rely on the kindness of strangers, right here at home.
» This ^ Valentine’s Day inspired video proves that sometimes, all you need is love!!
Author: Adrienne Coling