Category Archives: Life Without Transit

ratpag <3 <3 <3 Blizzards

Can ratpag be serious for a minute?  Like 2nd Ave. Sagas’ “postmortem” on subway closures serious?  We love snow.  If this organization wasn’t about rail or transit (or recreation and travel) it’d probably be about the weather.  We’d call ourselves … Continue reading

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Life Without Transit and the Perils of Car Ownership, Part 4

We begin our final installment of our Life Without Transit series by noting that the New York Times has “coincidentally” begun their own investigative series about a journey.  Trying to steal ratpag’s thunder, are we?  What are the odds?  Who else has ever … Continue reading

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Life Without Transit and the Perils of Car Ownership, Part 3

  ratpag Enters the Wild West and Runs Into Signs, Signs, Signs ratpag awoke on this Part 3 of our four part investigate series along the hazy, unclear border between the Middle West and Wild West.  We think this border was somewhere along the … Continue reading

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ratpag Blows Off Some Steam

Our loyal readers may have noticed that ratpag went dark yesterday.  “How could that be?” you say.  “Don’t you have any respect for your followers who may, perhaps, have been salivating at the prospect of another full week of rail … Continue reading

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Life Without Transit and the Perils of Car Ownership, Part 2

Leaving Transit Behind:  Into the Heart of the Heartland I awoke and set to the streets with ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent – I feared this would be my last opportunity for unencumbered access to pedestrian pathways for some time.  I … Continue reading

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ratpag Investigates: Life Without Transit and the Perils of Car Ownership, Part 1

Entering the Heartland:  From New York to Chicago Our journey begins with ratpag’s departure from public transportation as we know it.  I bade farewell to New York City and traveled beneath the Hudson River to New Jersey where ratpag’s New … Continue reading

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