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"
This is the final post of my Retro Postcard Series for TrIP and it features Lymmo. I’m less familiar with this service, except for seeing people accidentally turn into its designated lanes on occasion. But with all the great developments happening downtown, between the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center and Future MLS Soccer Stadium, I […]Read more "Retro Postcard Series: Lymmo"
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"
A few years ago, I took an Amtrak train ride from Orlando to Tampa which sparked the romanticism of train travel within me. On that trip, I picked up a booklet of retro postcards of the various Amtrak train routes. The illustrations captured the wanderlust feelings that many people experience. This, along with last month’s […]Read more "Retro Postcard Series: SunRail"
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"
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"
This is my second post as TrIP’s first AiR (Artist in Residence). Last week I wrote about my first trip of this residency, which was not super successful from an efficiency standpoint, partially due to me missing the first bus I was trying to take. One of my goals after that first trip was to […]Read more "TrIP AiR: Transportation Anxiety by Nathan Selikoff"