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    Clarence Falls in Love with Miami’s Metromover

    December 8, 2019


    Hey everybody, I am in Miami and I have discovered Metromover So what do I like about it first of all, it’s free and I’ve been on it dozens of times already They are small tiny cars. They come often. They’re usually very clean. It’s controlled by robots So there’s no physical driver in the pods It’s twisty and turny and really kind of fun I have a three-year-old and sometimes he gets his train sets out and designs the Coolest little loops to play on and in a way this reminds me of it It arcs through the sky You can shoot some of the greatest footage Of the city from it. As a filmmaker you appreciate some of the unique angles you can get that you normally don’t get Now more than willing to admit the cars and the whole system looks like something out of a Logan’s Run movie Or a 70’s 80’s science-fiction film Or I’ve never come to take the system and found it broken down and that some people complain the stations are less than a minute apart All these things I realize are true, but there’s a certain charm in this system I’ve never ridden anything like it anywhere and I am in love with it

    The Shweeb Human-Powered Monorail Featured on PopSci’s Future of
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    The Shweeb Human-Powered Monorail Featured on PopSci’s Future of

    October 23, 2019


    Adventure isn’t always about where you
    go. Sometimes it’s about how you get there. Imagine a Jetsons like monorail with a dash of rollercoaster that runs entirely
    on human pedal power and goes faster than Lance Armstrong in the Tour de
    France imagine sweep the shrimp is a mixture of
    monorail technology and recumbent cycle technology it’s a pedal powered monorail
    swing under the rails it’s also the most efficient vehicle on earth you’re using
    human power but you’re using it in the most effective way so we’re going faster
    than any other pedal powered vehicle we’ve is the brainchild of Jeff Barnett
    a former English teacher who got tired of the daily grind of highway gridlock
    and slowpoke commutes from downtown Tokyo I used to ride my bike around
    Tokyo it seemed obvious to me that you should just be able to ride over the top
    of the traffic it’s the best of all worlds get a workout help the planet and
    turn commuting into a daily thrill ride Barnett says Schreiber could eventually
    hit 50 miles per hour you’re hitting the wind with a very
    small frontal area compared to that of a cyclist a cyclist is using 80 or 90
    percent of their leg power to get the air out of the way in the sweep you’re
    getting a fraction of that area out of the way and you’re doing it in a
    bullet-shaped pod which is a lot more aerodynamic so you can move at about
    twice as fast as you can on a mountain bike for the same energy in the sweep
    today Barnett’s airborne bicycle bullets are
    only found on this test track on New Zealand’s North Island at the agro
    Ventures Park just outside the city of Rotorua but if these pedal powered pods
    workout shwee blinds could replace bike lanes in
    cities all over the world the plan is standard open transportation across the
    planet so that you can wake up in the morning check your suit on jump in a
    sweep station either inside your apartment building or close to your
    house Shrieve over the top of the traffic jams to work get to work filling
    fit and healthy ready to go helping to push weave on the fast track is it’s
    eco-friendly technology which makes it a natural for planet conscious adventurers
    we want to see sweeps going through forests weaving between the trees you
    want to go through caves overtop of water over safari parks where it’s
    obviously not safe to walk Wow a non-polluting mass transit system that
    can fly me over some of the coolest and most inaccessible places on earth
    part of the beauty of the Sheep system is its simplicity it’s easy to build
    it’s just an aerodynamic pedal pod on a single track that allows for a 70 degree
    swing as you race around turns inside we have the pedals 7-speed
    gearbox chain driving up to a universal joint so you can pedal and swing at the
    same time without any loss of energy thus weaves efficiency is one reason you
    don’t have to be an athlete to hit the high speeds the only muscles you use are
    your upper legs and a little extra weight actually adds to your momentum
    women and kids have no trouble hurtling alone and don’t worry about slowpokes
    holding up traffic let’s say we’ve got a poky Joe on the track and a fast Rider
    speeds up from behind mr. speedy can help out mr. snail by joining pods
    becoming a single unit both riders now work together moving faster and more
    efficiently than either could on their own if only you could do this on the
    freeway so the riders working together will go
    faster than either those riders separately so quite a different dynamic
    than you see in any other kind of transport today cyclists have to share
    the busy streets with cars and mass transit but in the Rangers whole trains
    of Sh weed weeds will pool their energy to zip across cities no traffic jams no
    speeding tickets you’ll experience adventure every day on your morning
    commute

    OCTA Adventure Series. Take a Break from Driving. Take the Train.
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    OCTA Adventure Series. Take a Break from Driving. Take the Train.

    October 20, 2019


    My work schedule’s pretty crazy. I’m out the door by 7 a.m. Then I’ve got an
    hour-long commute. I’ve got phone calls, emails and meetings
    all day. Sometimes she’s not finished with work until
    7 or 8 o’clock at night. By the time I get home, it’s dinner, bath
    and bedtime. We barely just get to hang out. So when the weekend comes, we hop on the Metrolink
    and just go. Every trip we try to do something new, whether
    it’s surfing in San Clemente or the Mission in San Juan. We’ll go to Downtown LA and see the museums. Disneyland! Yeah, we love going to Disneyland, and there’s
    a free shuttle that takes you from the station right to the park. The weekends should not be spent in your car. Weekends are about being together, seeing
    new things. It’s about quality time together, no distractions. Just the two of us. Relaxing on the train. It really doesn’t matter where we go. It’s
    not the destination, it’s the ride.

    The benefits of SmartBenefits
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    The benefits of SmartBenefits

    October 15, 2019


    Hey DC employers! Providing transit benefits is more than a
    great way to save on taxes and keep your employees happy. Did you know that in the District
    of Columbia it’s also the law? Metro makes providing commuting benefits easy
    with its SmartBenefits program – including a convenient online portal that lets you manage
    the benefit for each employee. Best of all, as an employer, you can save
    hundreds of dollars in FICA and unemployment taxes per employee. There are no fees for SmartBenefits. Metro
    only charges the actual cost of transportation or parking. So why not get started today? Visit wmata.com/smartbenefits and click on
    the application link.

    In Tokyo, These Trains Jingle All the Way
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    In Tokyo, These Trains Jingle All the Way

    October 14, 2019


    (humming) – [Narrator] In train and
    subway stations all over Japan, you’re likely to hear a fully composed seven-second jingle that is uniquely written for that station. And if you’re one of the millions of Tokyo metro riders You’ve probably heard one of these jingles composed by Minoru Mukaiya. (lively music) (soft music) (upbeat music) – [Narrator] Over time,
    Mr. Mukaiya shifted his focus to his other passion-trains- and formed a company
    that builds simulators. In this world of trains, he found a new outlet for his music and got to work composing train melodies. Like this one (Shibuya Station music) (pensive music) (Ochiai music) (Takadanobaba music) (Monzen-Nakachō music) (Waseda music) – [Narrator] Having found a
    marriage of his two passions, today, Mr. Mukaiya considers
    himself a lucky man.

    How to Take Your Bike on the Subway or Train
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    How to Take Your Bike on the Subway or Train

    October 13, 2019


    How to Take Your Bike on the Subway or Train. Taking your bike on the train can be daunting
    at first, but once you know the drill it can open up new possibilities for commuting and
    leisure. You will need Rail line number or website
    Bicycle Train fare and bike box. Step 1. Call the rail service’s information line or
    visit their web site before your trip. Find out if there are any fees, restrictions,
    or requirements, such as getting a permit or making a reservation. You may be required to pack your bike in a
    box. If so, make sure you label it clearly with
    your name and contact information. Step 2. Plan your route, including transfers, and
    note the travel times. Get the correct change for purchasing your
    fare. Avoid traveling on the train with your bike
    during rush hour. Some rail lines prohibit travel with a bike
    during rush hours. Step 3. Allow for an additional 5 to 10 minutes on
    short trips to get your bike past turnstiles and down elevators. For longer trips, arrive an hour before departure. Step 4. Purchase the fare for your trip, including
    fees for bringing your bike. Some trains have designated doors for passengers
    travelling with bikes. Ask about this at the information desk. Step 5. Stand with your bike on the platform behind
    the boarding line until the train comes to a stop. Wait for other passengers to exit and enter
    before boarding. Step 6. Board the train with your bike. Stow it away from doors and aisles, in a position
    where it won’t fall over. Hold onto your bike and something secure during
    the ride. Step 7. Let other passengers exit ahead of you when
    you reach your stop. Exit the train with your bike and follow signs
    to the appropriate station exit. Did you know In 2009, Philadelphia had a higher
    percentage of bicycle commuters than any of the other 10 largest cities in the U.S.

    Light Rail Construction Set To Begin Monday
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    Light Rail Construction Set To Begin Monday

    October 12, 2019


    THEY BELIEVE SHE ROBBED FOUR OTHER BANKS IN DELAWARE AND IN NORTH CAROLINA. THOUSANDS OF COMMUTERS WILL FACE DELAYS BEGINNING TOMORROW MORNING BECAUSE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE TISSUING. BOB ALLEN REPORTS THE PROJECT WILL AFFECT THE RED AND BLUE LINES FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS. THE DETOURS WERE PUT IN PLACE ON FRIDAY, BUT THE REAL TEST WON’T COME UNTIL MONDAY. AND THAT’S WHEN 10,000 PEOPLE WHO RIDE THE T EVERY DAY WILL BEGIN THEIR MORNING COMMUTE. AT THE SAME TIME, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, THEY WILL BE REMOVING 480 FEET OF LIGHT RAIL TRACK EMBEDDED IN THE CONCRETE NEAR THE TUNNEL AT THE SOUTH HILL JUNCTION. FIRST THING THEY NEED TO DIG OUT THE CONCRETE, REPLACE IT AND THEN REPOUR THE CONCRETE. THAT MEANS INBOUND TRAINS WHO NORMALLY USE THE TUNNEL WILL BE DETOURED UP THE TUNNEL THROUGH ALLENTOWN. INBOUND COMMUTERS COULD FACE 15 MINUTES OR MORE OF DELAYS. THE TRAINS WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE TUNNEL, BUT THEY COULD ALSO BE DELAYED BY CONSTRUCTION. I WILL SET AN EARLIER ALARM HOPEFULLY AND GET UP EARLIER AND ARRIVE HERE EARLIER AND THEORETICALLY ARRIVE AT WORK AT THE NORMAL TOWN. AND COMES WITH THE TERRITORY. IT IS ALWAYS A NEAR EXPERIENCE ON THE TISSUING. Reporter: THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO CATCH THE T TO STATION SQUARE DURING THE CONSTRUCTION. INSTEAD THEY ARE INSTRUCTED TO TEACH THEM IN THEIR FIRST AVENUE STOP TO JUMP OVER TO THE OUTBOUND SIDE BACK ACROSS THE RIVER. MEANWHILE 5,000 BUS RIDERS WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED. HAZE WILL NOT BE USING THE TRANSIT TUNNEL OR THEIR JUNCTION TO INCLUDE THE 39, 40, 41, AND 44. AND WHY 46, WHY 49 AND CONSTRUCTION WAS EXPECTED TO

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    Heroes honored for saving girl dragged in front of NYC subway train

    October 5, 2019


    >>> TWO GOOD SAMARITANS HELPED A YOUNG GIRL CRAWL OUT FROM UNDER A SUBWAY TRAIN. LITTLE DID THEY KNOW THAT THEIR MONDAY MORNING WOULD END WITH THIS ACT OF BRAVERY. THEY WERE HONORED FOR THE ACT. KEMBERLY RICHARDSON HAS THEIR STORY. >>Reporter: SELF-PROCLAIMED BATMAN AND ROBIN MET UNDER EXTREMELY DISTURBING CIRCUMSTANCES. >>I NEVER THINK ABOUT MY LIFE. I JUST ALWAYS I THINK ABOUT THE BABY. TO RESCUE THE BABY, TO PROTECT THE BABY. >>Reporter: THAT LITTLE GIRL UNDER A NUMBER 4 TRAIN. HE WAS TERRIFIED, SHAKING BUT ALIVE. THAT’S HIGH ROW AND AN ATTORNEY I HE THOUGHT OF HIS SON. >>I SAW HIM INSTANTLY. I SAW MY SON INSTANTLY. >>Reporter: MONDAY MORNING, JIRO WAS ON THE PLATFORM STANDING NEXT TO FERNIE AND HER FATHER. A MAN JUMPED IN FRONT OF THE TRAIN, PULLED HIS DAUGHTER WITH HIM. JIRO CLIMBED ON THE TRACKS, PRAYED THE GIRL WAS ALIVE. >>I SEE THE BABY MOVE THE HEAD. AND THEN I SAY, SHE IS OKAY. SHE’S STILL ALIVE. AND THEN IN OTHER SECONDS, SHE LOOKED AT DADDY AND SHE SAY, WHAT HAPPENED TO MY DADDY? >>Reporter: HE TOLD HER NOT TO LOOK. HER DAD WAS DEAD. >>I TOLD THE BABY, COME TO ME, COME LIKE A PUPPY. >>Reporter: THIS MAKES ME FURIOUS. WHILE THE MEN WERE DOWN ON THE TRACTS, ANTONIO HAD LEFT HIS BACK UP ON THE PLATFORM WITH MEDICATION IN AND OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS. SOMEONE TOOK IT! >>WE NEED THEM TO GIVE IT BACK! NO QUESTIONS ASKED. >>Reporter: BUT THIS WAS ABOUT SAYING THANK YOU. BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JUNIOR COMMENDING THEM FOR WHAT THEY DID. AS FOR JIRO THE CONSTRUCTION WORKER AFTER THIS HE HOPPED ON A “D” TRAIN AND WENT TO