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!
» Metro in Los Angeles has rolled out a new transit etiquette campaign called, “Metro Manners” featuring YouTube star Anna Akana as Super Kind taking on Rude Dude on transit.
» Volkswagen’s iconic 1960s Microbus is making a return! The car company will relaunch a modern electric version based on the I.D. Buzz concept in 2022.
» Here’s London’s experience running the Night Tube.
» Quick-thinking passengers and tram operators on the BART system in San Francisco helped save the life of a person in crisis who went onto the trackway.
» The public announcements onboard Sound Transit trains are now public record.
» An exciting development in the battery-electric bus industry! A bus has set world record by driving over 1,000 miles on one charge!
» How much do you need to earn to live by a TTC station? Here’s the answer.
» The UK is rolling out smart card payment its commuter rains, bringing an end to paper tickets by the end of 2018.
» Can wind power the world’s mass transit? All of the Netherlands’ electric trains are running on pure, renewable wind energy.
» Your face could be your ticket in the London Underground of the future.
» Could the guideway near Stadium–Chinatown Station be finding its way onto a silver screen near you?!
— Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) October 19, 2017
» MTA is planning to ban alcohol advertisements onboard buses and subways in New York.
» India’s taking the lead in the transportation sector. Here’s five reasons why according to this author.
» And finally over in Pittsburgh, they’re testing out red bus lanes in their downtown.