What the hell am I doing here? That’s usually the first thing I ask myself immediately after boarding a Lynx bus. I hardly ever ride the city’s public bus and I, a relatively patient individual, can’t stand it; but since I don’t drive a car- it can be convenient and sometimes necessary. This past Saturday, […]Read more "A Necessary Trip"
It’s funny how people take full advantage of public transportation when they’re visiting another city but using it in our own stomping ground seems odd to many of us. I was in San Francisco this summer and rode both Muni and BART, two of their modes of transportation. There’s something to be said about being […]Read more "Retro Postcard Series: Lynx"
In my third posting as an AIR, I have decided to list good and bad deeds I have witnessed while riding the bus system as another phase of my TrIP experiences. *Good deeds Bus 436 N-Southbound: A man gave up his seat so a single woman, her four kids, and her mom could sit together. […]Read more "Third Posting for TrIP by Ivan Riascos"
The first thing I notice boarding a Lynx bus on Saturday, September 6 is how dark it is on the inside, no matter how bright it is outside. The only figure I can see inside is the driver. It’s like looking into a black box as the bus slows down to pick me up, but […]Read more "Tinted Windows by AIR Ivan Riascos"
Hi Everyone, When I was offered the opportunity as an AIR I began to think about my approach to TrIP. I will be honest; I rarely use public transportation in Orlando. I don’t want to do a feel – good project or take images and tell stories about people who use public transportation on a […]Read more "September’s A.I.R. Introduction"
At the end of my last post, I mentioned a bunch of tech-y stuff that I want to elaborate on a bit now. First, some definitions for the non-geek readers: GTFS: General Transit Feed Specification – created by Google to standardize how public transportation schedules and associated geographic information is represented. Read more GitHub: A website […]Read more "TrIP AiR: GTFS Visualization by Nathan Selikoff"