Category Archives: Link Dump

ratpag 03-S-02 “The One Where They Mail it In”

You probably thought ratpag was full of fresh ideas when we made our triumphant return some 4 – 7 days ago.  What a silly thought.  Today we present the second post of our third phase in this wacky ratpag experiment.  Take … Continue reading

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ratpag’s Super Bowl Non-Coverage

Tired of all that Super Bowl talk (we were sure to include the phrase “Super Bowl” and “The Big Game” in this post so as to stir up page clicks)?  Good!  ratpag has something completely not Super Bowl or The … Continue reading

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ratpag Talks Career-Killing (Something We’re Very Familiar With)

ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent doesn’t want you to live in a fantasy world where you blame your problems on everybody else [Editor’s note:  fantasy?].  Chances are, you’re doing something wrong [editor’s note:  that sounds like something you would say] .  Our friends … Continue reading

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Walking is IN: ratpag Declares 2015 the Year of Walking

ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent was inspired by the recent book review about Wayne Curtis’s The Last Great Walk.  Believe it or not, your correspondent enjoys walking.  He participated in ratpag’s Four Bridge Challenge.  Here are four other walks your correspondent recommends. … Continue reading

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ratpag Introduces Career Academics to the Outside World

ratpag is back!  Did you think we had disappeared after our nearly two-week, unannounced hiatus?  We wouldn’t do that.  We just know how the world works and we just know that you, the reader, weren’t at work the past 10 days … Continue reading

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ratpag Takes a Break From Ranting to Dust Off an Old Holiday Favorite: The Link Dump (Retirement Version)

Oh my!  You, the reader, must have been quite distressed as you waited, and waited, and waited for more rail and transit news from ratpag.  Are there other sources for transporation news?  What would you do if ratpag retired? Luckily for you, … Continue reading

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ratpag Gets Desperate; Jumps the Gun on Material

ratpag has a big weekly series planned for sometime in the next 6 – 8 weeks and, despite such grandiose ideas, ratpag somehow forgot to think of ideas for the next 6 – 8 hours.  You run an advocacy group dedicated … Continue reading

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Make Yourself Feel Better By Reading These Train Delay Horror Stories

  Your New Jersey correspondent has been carefully reviewing the news, to keep you, the reader, updated about new developments in rail and transit.  And, he wondered: “What story would be interesting to the readers this week?” An app developed … Continue reading

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ratpag Takes Umbrage to Anti-Streetcar Propaganda – Significant Umbrage

ratpag was catching up on highbrow news when we caught this anti-streetcar article in The Economist.  To correct the obvious misinformation in The Economist’s article, we have clarified some of their most misleading statements: Commuters have long preferred cars and buses.  ratpag has … Continue reading

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ratpag is Pro-Lying; Finds Examples Where This Could Backfire

Your New Jersey correspondent was perusing the news from the BBC and his eye was caught by an advice column with this quote:  “If you mess up, it’s your responsibility to fess up.”  Is this good advice?  Let’s look at … Continue reading

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