So You Think You Can Busk?

A very interesting Canadian vote is in progress in Metro Vancouver. The public will select one lucky musician to perform as a transit busker next year. According to a TransLink news release, 42 buskers perform year round at six different SkyTrain stations. “All year round buskers entertain our customers, and help make our stations vibrant, safe and […]

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Keeping Business in Michigan…

Gov. Rick Snyder recognized Midwest Bus Corp for its “keep business in Michigan” attitude during his October visit to the Owosso-based bus remanufacturing company. Midwest was celebrating a new two-year $31.4 million contract to remanufacture 192 buses for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. They plan to increase their staff to more than 100 before the […]

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Doin’ Subway Squats

Moscow Metro riders can do 30 squats to earn a subway ticket this month during a promotion for the upcoming XXII Olympic Winter Games that will be held in Sochi, Russia in February 2014. Olympic champion gymnasts Alexei Nemov and Yelena Zamolodchikova demonstrated the process during opening ceremonies for the program. The Metro has installed a […]

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Up on the Rooftop…

A two-acre solar panel is now providing energy for the headquarters of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority in Providence. The roof-top panel is expected to produce about 350,000 kilowatt hours per year, with an estimated value of $55,000. Federal and state sources provided funding for the $1.9 million project. (abc6, Providence, RI)   On-Call […]

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Rapper Jay Z Rides London’s “Tube”

Instead of traveling by limo as most celebrities do, 17-time Grammy winner Jay Z rode London’s subway last month to get to the O2 Arena for his Magna Carta Holy Grail Tour. Fans spotted the 42-year-old rapper with his entourage at Waterloo station in central London. (E! News)         First Global Summit […]

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