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Links and Tidbits – September 30, 2016

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 [1].

»   A new video game mirrors real life in Russia where dogs take the subway [2].

»   Proposal by bus blind [3]! No other explanation needed.

»   Something definitely stinks at this bus shelter in Montreal [4] as the city ramps up an anti-trash campaign.

»   We’ve seen this artist before but his continuing commuting doodles [5] are simply too good not to share!

»   And I thought swings on playgrounds were fun! I would swing life away on this subway [6]!

»   Love this! MTA looks for 5 artists to design station murals [7].

»   The “perfect commuting game [8]?” I intend to test this theory!

»   Shhhh. The new Volvo bus [9] is so quiet it alerts pedestrians when they’re near!

»   ICYMI: A beautiful couple got married on OUR SKYTRAIN [10]!!

»   I think pranks are better left to hand buzzers and squirting lapel flowers. No one wants bugs thrown on them during their commute [11]! (or any other time…)

Uniqlo’s NYC subway-inspired t-shirt collection hits stores [12]

»   ^^I’d wear that!

»   I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Manspreading is nothing new [13].

»   Keifer Sutherland gets the Ontario summer heat transit blues [14] on the TTC.

»   The books on the bus [15] go round and round, round and round, round and round.

»   Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow. Meow [16].

»   ^^Lawyer, Guinness World Record Holder, KING OF THE NEW YORK SUBWAY SYSTEM!!

»   Yes, Olivia Wilde. All of the yes. See an obvious pregnant woman on transit [17]? Give up your seat, people. She’s literally making a human.

»   Apple and Watermelon (a fun pun for those of you who know Japanese or can Google translate this) meet as the new iPhone 7 will have Apple Pay options for Japan travellers on the Suica card!

»   The MTA and Penguin Publishing join together to get the word out with Subway Reads [18].

»   This new electric bus from Proterra [19] claims 350 miles (yes, miles!) to a single charge!

»   ^^Joseph Gordon Levitt is an actor, drummer and now, pretty sweet subway busker [20]! Looks like he has some underground counterparts [21].

»   When advertising and real life meet [22]. So meta!

»   He appreciates your offer but he doesn’t need a seat. He’ll just do THIS [23].

»   Perhaps ^^this guy has the right idea! A new study suggests standing during your commute is better for your health [24].

»   Much like the older TTC stations, each Berlin subway station [25] is themed differently and has a distinct, artistic profile. FYI: THIS [26] is my favourite TTC station.

»   Just when you thought the chance had passed, I went and saved the best for last [27]!!

Author: Adrienne Coling