Tag Archives: Video

nineVoices.org Video: Must Bus St. Louis: Riding Buses to Engage with St. Louis

Hitomi Inoue loves riding the bus.  In fact, she even held a “bus duel” with one of her friends to see who could ride the most routes.  So it is not surprising that the young St. Louisan chose buses as her topic for her KETC nineVoices video. She interviewed me and Patrick Brown of the St. […]

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Watch: Rhythm & Rails Onboard Holiday Series

The Holiday Magic Express will end its run on Dec. 31, 2010, but it has been a great first year.  Thanks for all of the feedback on the train, and we are glad that it has largely been a very positive experience for riders.  In case you missed Rough Shop on Dec. 11 and Pokey […]

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Tap Dancers in Toronto Help Tout Benefits of Transit Card

GO Transit in Toronto, Canada has introduced the PRESTO card, a new smart card payment system for Ontario’s transit systems. To educate riders on how the system works and the card’s benefits, they created a great video featuring another form of tapping in Toronto’s Union Station: If you can’t see the video, click here. What […]

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“The Gap Rap” – MTA Employee Promotes Transit Safety Through Rap

Familiar with the iconic London Underground T-shirts and female voice reminding transit riders to “Mind the Gap”? MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) now has created its own spin on rail-safety slogans: LIRR recently released a video featuring the Agency’s Medical Director, Dr. John Clarke, sporting his physician’s white coat and rapping about “the gap.” […]

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Applying the Fun Theory to Public Behavior: Could it Affect St. Louis Transit?

The folks over at Volkswagen have been having a good time with their “The Fun Theory” ad initiative, which states that by introducing fun to public spaces, you can change behavior for the better. So they asked people all over the world to submit their ideas for using fun to change how people act. Not […]

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Friday Fun Post: A Flash Mob Birthday Card to Bus Driver

The following video is a warm surprise birthday flash mob for Mukhtar, a bus operator in Copenhagen, Denmark.  I’m a bit of a sentimental person, but I find it pretty hard not to tear up at the end.  The wonderful surprise is actually an event organized by the European bus company Arriva to create a […]

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My Favorite 10 Videos of People Dancing on Public Transit

I’m not sure where the connection is between dancing and public transit, but there’s definitely nothing like a crowded train station to make people want to put on a choreographed flash mob dance. My favorite videos featuring transit stations and riders range from the silly to outright amazing, and I hate to admit, sometimes even […]

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Public Transit & Community: Alison’s Story

In the last couple of weeks, we have highlighted John and the Falks: Riders who have shared their stories with us so that we can tell people what transit means to them and St. Louis.  Now meet Alison, a physics librarian at Washington University.  Alison commutes from her home in Chesterfield to the University’s Danforth […]

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Public Transit and St. Louis Businesses: John’s Story

What time do you get up in the morning? 6 a.m.? 7 a.m.? How about 3:15 a.m.?? Transit rider John gets up every workday morning at 3:15 a.m. to catch several buses to get to his job at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield from his home in North St. Louis County. He is one of […]

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Check out the “I Love Transit” video from CMT!

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) has produced a short video spot showing support for public transit from some of St. Louis’ local personalities…Mike Shannon, Al Hrabosky, Mark Wrighton of Washington University, Zelema Harris of St. Louis Community Colleges, the President of Ameren, Joe Edwards of the Delmar Loop, even Fredbird.  The take-home message: some of […]

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