Dept. of Twitter:
Marin NIMBYs: If you put a bike lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, no one will use it.
Bay Area cyclists: Hold my beer. pic.twitter.com/GLlRCtliPp
— Peter Flax (@Pflax1) November 17, 2019
Looks like as many bikes as cars in that photo.
— Laura J. Nelson 🦅 (@laura_nelson) November 18, 2019
Not sure what to make of it either.
— Brad Luck (@BradLuckNBC) November 14, 2019
Nice lookin’ Amtrak.
Rail now runs underneath 🙂 https://t.co/UhJVVIUuBL
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) November 18, 2019
What if instead of getting rid of those tracks we had modernized the rail system. Rail service under Cahuenga Pass didn’t begin until 2000 — 48 years later. ☹️
Buses, y'all! pic.twitter.com/MdDZ1aF07X
— Shane Phillips 🚶♂️🏘🌳🌇🚉🚲🛴 (@ShaneDPhillips) November 14, 2019
All fine points by the people/Martians.
Today I’ve reached a big milestone! 10,000 unread emails. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. I couldn’t have done it without you! Hats off, guys! We did it 😊 pic.twitter.com/IzRvcU2wyZ
— Liz Phair (@PhizLair) November 18, 2019
Good to know unread emails stretches to five digits.
•Metro CEO Phil Washington has an op-ed in the Long Beach Post on the project to modernize the A (Blue) Line and the recent reopening.
•Good article in the LAT about disagreements among state lawmakers over the state’s high-speed rail project.
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to concentrate on completing a 170-mile segment between Bakersfield and Merced (construction is currently taking place on an 119-mile segment between Madera and Wasco). There are elected officials in our region pushing instead to use funds to upgrade Metrolink commuter rail and Amtrak between Burbank and Anaheim, saying that would benefit more overall commuters.
There are also unresolved questions on the table, including how to hook up the 170-mile segment (if that gets built) in the San Joaquin Valley to commuter rail system for the Bay Area. And this challenge: securing the $60 billion still needed to build a bullet train between L.A. and S.F.
•This article in the NYT looks at the recent Twitter post of police questioning a woman with a churro cart inside a New York subway station (without a permit, which are hard to acquire). The video has received 2.7 million views as of this afternoon.
Transit police say the woman wasn’t arrested but received a summons — her 10th in recent months. Many viewers see it as over-policing, especially at a time when there are other issues they think need more attention. Others see it as enforcing the rules.
•The state of California is approving an increased number of oil and gas well permits, according to Citylab.
Things to listen to whilst transiting: Wild Thing, a podcast dedicated to Bigfoot, including whether Bigfeet actually exist. It’s been out for a while — but I just recently discovered. Wish we had some sasquatch in our neck of the woods. Stitcher and Apple.
Things to watch whilst transiting: I’ll nominate two Nextflix offerings: “El Camino,” the Breaking Bad movie that I’ve watched twice and is just shot-by-shot perfect. Also, the series “The Kominsky Method” starring Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas as an agent and acting coach, respectively.
Music to listen to whilst transiting: great song by aforementioned Liz Phair…
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