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Links and Tidbits – October 28, 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.

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»   GO Transit sees better behaviour from riders after this etiquette campaign.

»  Moovit attempts to streamline transit with their update app. Any reviews from users??

»   Transit movers and shakers are making a global difference!

»   Yowza! This self-driving shuttle bus has a fancy price tag to go with it.

»   I think we should “tune in” to each other on transit. I’d wear a button for Tube Chat!!

»   Another subway hero… with a beat that saved a life!

»   Solar powered subway. Reality or pipe dream?

How New York’s Subway Map Was Reimagined for Women

»   Need a map of some public transit agencies in America. How about ALL PUBLIC TRANSIT!?!

»   The map fun continues with this “30 minutes or less” San Francisco gem!

»   Turning firearms into fares in Halifax.

»   I would be absolutely fine being delayed to save a kitty on the tracks!

»   An abandoned New York City trolley tunnel could be the world’s first underground park! (Hopefully everything gets a good scrub before opening)

»   Learn about Montreal’s fascinating and controversial transit past.

»   ^^ When the opportunity arises, you have to shake your groove thing!

»   I think public transit art, in whatever form it takes, is my favourite. It really captures candid humanity. What do you think of these pieces?

»   Hmmm. Should we get some handsome anime mascots to promo TransLink?

»   Real life photos of the worst transit etiquette offenders!

»   A royal commute for those on this Amsterdam subway!

»   ^^ Panda Train! Panda Train in the sky!!

»   New Wayfinding signs for Ottawa. Just look for the big, red “O!”

»   What cities have the most people living near public transit? Read on and see!

»   Monorail. What’s it called? Monorail. That’s right! Shenzhen Monorail.

Author: Adrienne Coling

1 Comment

  • By Mike, November 4, 2016 @ 10:21 pm

    A little video I made on the 401 today:

    The bus has pretty much been my main mode of transportation since grade 7, and it still is today, where I find myself in grade 12. It’ll remain that way until I get my recently acquired car registered and insured, and I’ll definitely miss riding the bus, the nice drivers, and those “transit friends” after I start driving everywhere. Of course, I’ll also remember how riding the bus taught me a lot more about buses themselves, such as the different types of buses, the years they were made, the engines, and a lot more.

    Since I might get the car registered as soon as tomorrow, I decided to make this to commemorate one of my last bus trips, and I just thought that I should share it with TransLink for providing me with 5 years of service that’s almost always great. I had run into some drivers who weren’t the best, but those were just a few rare moments.

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