Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Emergency Brake

A great video explaining the MTA (New York) emergency brake. By Casey Neistat, via Gawker.

emergency brake from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.

Note that the narrator says not to pull the brake in the event of a violent incident. When a man was murdered in November, riders alerted the conductor via intercom and the doors were locked. (That's where the controversy starts.)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What's Your Damage Seattle?

I would hope that any street fight—particularly between youths—would be stopped by bystanders. But if I was in one (oh please, no), or watched one within the eyes of transit, I would expect a transit cop would get involved. What's your damage, Seattle? You have three transit employees, and not one can get involved?


Ladies! There's a new peril in crossing the street. Not only is it your fault (depending on where you are, who the responding officer is, etc.), but the guy helping you totally wants to hit on you. Gross.

I troll Craigslist Missed Connections for my weekly series Copyedit Craigslist Tuesday, and while I culled the best options for next week's post I found this gem:

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How was I supposed to ask for your number after you were hit by a car. Between helping you up and calling the ambulance I couldn't quite figure out how to fit that question in. Glad you weren't hurt. :)
Gross, dude.