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Links and Tidbits – July 20, 2018

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!

» Looks like we are not the only transit enthusiasts here! This global network of Millennials called The NumtotsNew Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens wants to make cities better.

» A group of digital artists is using aerial images to trace paths of transit lines in their city using bright colors – so, you can get a bird’s eye view of the entire transportation network of that city.

» Did you know that we spotted werewolves on the Expo Line a few days ago? 🐺 🐺 It wasn’t a full moon, so there wasn’t a PSA.

» If you thought Play-Doh is for kids, think again! This transit lover has taken it upon himself to teach his kids some valuable lessons that are sticky and involve gross motor skills! Good on you, dad!

» You may or may not be able to travel to Mars in a Tesla, but you can still get a sneak peek at Elon Musk’s transportation project in Chicago. The Loop, as it’s called, has gathered its fair share of detractors, but, what’s a successful project without critique? The fare for this, you ask? $25

» If you’ve ever sat waiting at a bus stop because your connection was delayed, you’ll wanna read this. Turns out, there’s a scientific reasoning behind bus bunching 🚍 🚍 🚍. Analysts spend hundreds of hours trying to understand the math behind this.

» Have you seen our buskers outside SkyTrain stations? Well, you might wanna take a closer look next time in case it might just be Christina Aguilera. The pop artist disguised herself as Aretha Franklin and busked in the New York subway. I don’t about you guys, but I know where I am vacationing next! 🎸 🎤

»  In 2019, Southern California welcomes it first fleet of these buses which they hope will help alleviate some of the traffic issues and be sustainable at the same time.

»  Police in Virginia took this dog named Cookie Dough on an adventure and later tracked down the little girl who’d forgotten it at the airport. Awww!

Author: Tanushree Pillai


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