Tag Archives: bus

Dogs! ratpag Talks Dogs and Transit

ratpag’s cold, rotten rat heart just melted today after coming across this article about Eclipse, the bus-riding dog.  The story is that Eclipse, having grown impatient with her cigarette-enjoying owner, decided to take the bus the three or four stops … 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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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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Transit Makes You More Fit; Should Be Free

We grazed over this article by the Science World Report, most of which focused on adults aged 60 and over not using public transit, and found this ratpag-affirming line:  “those who used public transit were more likely to meet physical activity requirements … Continue reading

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ratpag’s LIRR Strike Preparation Guide

With only 9 days to go until the LIRR strike, we want our readers on the Island to be ready.  Of course, we recommend that you go out and help the workers fight fiscal-conservative Governor Cuomo’s attack on organized labor … Continue reading

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Please Quit Your Job and Travel (Link Dump)

ratpag is happy to present another installment of our known series, Link Dump, as it tackles a topic near and dear to ratpag’s heart:  quitting.  You see, ratpag isn’t big on putting its head down and doing something just because it … Continue reading

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ratpag Observes

Despite Friday’s claim that “we don’t do weekends” ratpag wants our readers to know that we’re ever vigilant and constantly on-guard, 24 hours a day, 363 days a year (you guess which days we left out) in search of rail-and-transit-related … 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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ratpag Introduces Its Boston Correspondent; Finds Transit-Related Article Discussing “Paradigm Shift’

ratpag is proud to introduce yet another nameless, faceless correspondent to its lengthy, esteemed rolls…and so we introduce our Boston correspondent!  Much like many other well-known, historic publications we now have coverage of the entire northeast of the United States, … Continue reading

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Guest Op-Ed: The Other Side

Someone at our most recent board meeting suggested that we should open our wildly popular forum to all opinions:  pro-light rail, pro-subway, pro-long-distance-bus (ugh), and even THE OPPOSITION.  “OK, we guess?”  So, without any further ado, a guest op-ed by the National … Continue reading

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