Posts Tagged ‘ transit ’

Betting on the Number Six Bus

Betting on the Number Six Bus

There was a great deal of fanfare Monday, when the City-Suburban Transit Authority (CSTA) unveiled their new real-time transit information system, which will give riders access to bus or subway vehicle locations and schedule changes, via the internet, portable devices and small screens at many of the city’s transit stops. The three-year, $2.7 million project…

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The Stop-Callers

The Stop-Callers

Usually, here at The City Desk, we like to offer well-researched accounts of the city’s past and present, based largely upon old newspaper articles, city/university archival materials and personal accounts. We like to stay away from posting apocrypha whenever possible. Today’s topic, though, is a bit harder to nail down using such traditional means. The…

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Friday Facts: “Bleeping Kids, Bleeping Bleep Ducks”

Friday Facts: “Bleeping Kids, Bleeping Bleep Ducks”

:: Number of times that there have been cited (by the FCC) instances of accidental profanity on local newscasts- 31 :: Number of these which have resulted in the firing of a local anchor/reporter- 1 (Arthur Stevens, in what has come to be known as the “4-H Incident,” 1983) :: Advertising on public transit, by…

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Batteries on the Tracks (or Lack Thereof)

Batteries on the Tracks (or Lack Thereof)

Last fall, Watson University instructor Susan Jakovac was looking for a new project to use in her Statistical Analysis studio class, but she kept coming up short. Jakovac wanted something with real world application, that would require her students to do some hard data collection and observation and nothing seemed quite right. That is, until…

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Friday Facts: Meanwhile, at the Pioneer Square Strip Mall

Friday Facts: Meanwhile, at the Pioneer Square Strip Mall

:: Sister city featured on municipal signage on December 6, 1941- Mihara City, Japan :: Sister city featured on municipal signage as of December 9, 1941- Newcastle, England :: Hanna-Barbera animator Clark E. Pantuso reportedly modeled the design for the Super Friends’ Hall of Justice on the Pioneer Square Strip Mall, at the corner of…

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The Underground Winter Zoo

The Underground Winter Zoo

Winter is coming to the Pullman Zoo. Nowadays that doesn’t mean much. The gibbons and lemurs have moved to indoor enclosures, and many of the zoo’s other inhabitants– the bison, and llama– simply grow thicker coats. When Sheffield’s Vinyl Mfg. and many of the city’s other key industries closed down in the mid-80’s and took…

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