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Transit Ridership up 2%!

More people rode public transportation in the first nine months of this year than last, a sign that more people are working and looking for cheaper options to get around. With gasoline prices surging, many commuters around the country are leaving their cars at home, opting for buses and trains. Ridership on public buses and trains increased 2% — from 7.63 billion rides to 7.76 billion, according to the American Public Transportation Association.

Bus Lane in KC!

Drivers learning how to run buses on shoulder of I-35 If you see a bus on the shoulder of Interstate 35 in Johnson County this week, don't worry that it might be disabled. It's really supposed to be there. The county will be training drivers how to navigate the shoulder of the interstate as part of a new technique to move buses faster between the suburbs and downtown. The new bus-on-shoulder service will start Jan. 3, but drivers will begin their on-road training Thursday. Drivers will be in training every day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Dec. 8. The Kansas Highway Patrol will be on hand to escort the buses. The bus-on-shoulder service is an outgrowth of a study that examined the feasibility of running commuter trains parallel to I-35 between the Kansas suburbs and downtown. The county spent 15 years studying commuter rail before concluding in 2007 that expanded bus service was the way to go. The new service allows buses to run on the shoulder on eight miles of I-35

Midway rocks!

I love this airport, it just makes sense.  Southwest runs it right.  Lines for every type of situation, easy access, great big comfy chairs, plug-ins everywhere...its just perfect.

Sprint Samsung Galaxy IIS Review

I had the Evo and loved it, but this phone is better in every way except one...GPS.  Battery life, speed, screen and usability all far superior to Evo but locking onto my location takes some time whereas the Evo was immediate.  I'll be searching around about this :)

Great News for Transit! MAP-21 Passes!

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Advances Bipartisan Two-Year Highway Reauthorization On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 the EPW Committee voted unanimously 18-0 to advance S.1813, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21) a two-year authorization of federal highway programs at current levels, adjusted for inflation. A manager's amendment containing amendments approved by the EPW Committee leaders was agreed to by voice vote. Several senators spoke in favor of additional amendments, though none were voted on as Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA) warned senators that the bipartisan committee leadership including herself, Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK), Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) would not support any amendments that were not contained in the manager's package. The funding level in MAP-21 is $109 billion over two years for highway and transit funding, however the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdic

Great post on being 'carfree'...

Not keeping a car on the road is a great way to save money and boost the local economy. Check out this graphic on how reducing the number of cars in a household not only saves $ for that family, but the more people that reduce car ownership in a community, the more dollars stay in the local economy! Read Author’s Post

KU Hoops is coming!

Coach Dooley at the airport!

They found Tattooine!!!

An odd sign I came across today…

Posting this everywhere…

Some cool new music

Broken Bells -Broken Bells Thank You Happy Birthday -Cage The Elephant (rec from my mary) Passive Me, Aggressive You -The Naked And Famous Megalithic Symphony -AWOLNATION

Google, it would be nice if…

You could put the collections a document belongs to up near the title when the doc is open…


Why technology is so cool…

I just received my coupon for a free foursome (golf and cart) at Falcon Lakes GC here in north KC.  How did I get this?  Well… My good buddy Brad Axon was in town from San Fran for the Kansas City Golf Show.  He works for the Golf Channel and they had a booth there.  We communicated via fb and text, to get me a free pass to the show and I met him there.  Once at the golf show, I ‘checked-in’ using fb on my Evo.  Andy Mahlandt saw that I was at the show on fb and happened to be listening to 810 sports and they announced that…”the first person at our booth here at the golf show gets a free foursome”! So Andy texted me and told me to run to the 810 booth, so I did and I won!  Winner!