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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 [1]!

» Looks like we are not the only transit enthusiasts here! This global network of Millennials called The Numtots [2]New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens [3] wants to make cities better.

» A group of digital artists [4] 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 [14] 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 [21] 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 [26]. 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 [29] ? ? ?. 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 [30]. 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 [31] 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 [32] on an adventure and later tracked down the little girl who’d forgotten it at the airport. Awww!

Author: Tanushree Pillai