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.
» At the Times Square–42nd Street subway stop in NYC you can take in this ^^ beautiful mosaic by artist Lisa Dinhofer.
» Move over subway pizza rat and hello subway bagel rat!
» Watch this video! (Be sure to wait until the passenger chimes in) Warning, colourful language!
» Washington Metro turns the big 4-0!
» Hillary had some trouble using the NYC subway – She should visit us, tapping a Compass Card is a breeze!
» ^^ Of course SNL had to have a crack at poking some fun.
» Rubber ferry, you’re the one! You make bath time so much fun!
» BCIT’s, Evolution 107.9 radio’s Harrison Jewell spoke about TransLink and how we compare with other transit authorities in North America.
» I admit, I’d probably do a double take at some of these books being read on the train!
» ^^Literally the happiest I’ve ever seen people on transit in this 1964 NYC World’s Fair advert for the “subway special!”
» You know what really grinds GO transit users’ gears? Take a look!
» More than one fifth of U.S. urban residents use public transit regularly with NY, LA and Chicago topping the list.
» Another month, another superhero bus operator – this time in Calgary.
» Did you know that Cincinnati has a secret, unused subway? Neither did I!
» From bus to food truck (looks like one of our community shuttle vehicles!) offering fresh produce at reduced rates for low-income families in Toronto. What a great idea!
» Looks like Halifax has the same idea – full sized bus this time though!
» Another beautiful transit relic saved in London! Take a look at the Crystal Palace.
» One of my greatest fears – becoming a meme! The late, great David Bowie’s son turned this man into an viral internet sensation!
» So, this is what it feels like… when doves cry. What a fitting tribute!
» Much Shiba. Very transit doge. So subway.
» Posts like this are my bread and butter. I LOVE secrets and transit secrets are even better!
» Ever wondered why you get sleepy on the train or bus? Looks like there’s an answer!
» Mexico City has nearly 200 different transit signs on their system. They even tweet out the meanings for passengers. For example! Why is Talismán station represented by a mammoth? Because workers discovered the remains of one while excavating the site!» Our region is hot. I mean H-O-T! Especially when it comes to transit. Check out how we show up on this heat map of Metro Vancouver transit users!
» The man who voiced the “mind the gap” announcements in London’s Underground has passed away. But his wise yet stern voice will remain helping tube riders for generations to come!
» Death Star transit realness. “Alert all commands. Calculate every possible destination along their last known trajectory!”
» Looking to rent in NYC? Then have a look at which subway stops will save you $$! (ps. A one bedroom for $4000 a month? YOWZA! And I thought Vancouver was pricey!)
» What an amazing tool! All Transit allows you to gauge how well-connected any spot in the United States is by public transit!
» It’s a museum! It’s a nuclear bunker! It’s North Korea’s subway system!
» New Subway ads that KNOW who is looking at them. Creepy or cool? You decide!
Author: Adrienne Coling