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.
» See more of great bus stop and station designs like this ^^ in the best of 2016 list.
» Transit in BC celebrated a birthday on February 22. Bon anniversaire!
» Speaking of birthdays, a very happy one to the TTC subway on March 30!
» What is it about bus operators? Such kind and generous people seem to find their way to these jobs.
» Canadian transit made the news in New York! Except it’s about a bus being hijacked… and the perpetrator making the driver take him to Tim Hortons now dubbed as “the most Canadian crime ever.”
» Temple’s basketball team hopped on the subway to head to their NCAA tourny game. And this isn’t the first time!
» Tricky twins ^^ play a time travel prank in a NYC subway car.
» Get your specs out to look at all the details on the world’s most complex subway maps!
» All the railroads from the mid-Atlantic in 1921 fancily fashioned into one subway-style map.
» Is navigating transportation systems in very large cities too difficult for humans? Researchers say it could be!
» A woman named Elizabeth Line in NYC. The Elizabeth Line unveiled in London. #elizabethline trending…Yep! I can see how this could be confusing!
» London is working on emergency preparedness on their transit system with Europe’s largest-ever disaster training exercise where they needed to recreate a London Underground station! Check out a time lapse video of the building below.
» The US Department of Transportation wants to build a National Transit Map from open transit data collected across the country.
» Scratch and sniff stickers in the subway? This woman is trying to highlight a bigger issue on mass transit by enticing rider’s senses with pleasant smells!
» Ad free, creative and beautiful. Three ways to describe the new U-Bahn line in Düsseldorf.
» Street kitty cat was saved from a Bronx subway and now dubbed “Subway Dunford”. As the reporter says, this is magnifi-cat! (I had to, I’m sorry)
» Mind your P’s and Q’s on Edmonton Transit and you could win with their new Thank you Thursdays campaign.
» Is the GoToo the next wave of transit? What do you think of the customizable idea?
» Check out this eerie optical illusion that’s created by reflection on the London Underground.
» Do you have a favourite subway movie moment? This list claims to showcase the best. What would you add? Mine is below (disclaimer: I know it’s technically not the subway!)
» Another “Don’t read if you’re a germaphobe!” post! I’ll summarize: A New York City subway handrail is akin to shaking 10K people’s hands.
» Seattle transit riders can rejoice as a shiny new subway extension to U-dub opens!
» Travelling to the US? Check out this list of the cities with the best public transit and you can become a transit commuter expert!
» When a NYC subway car comes to the end of its life, it’s time for it to swim with the fishes. No, seriously!
» Wondering where some of our old assets have gone? Check this out!
Author: Adrienne Coling