The Chinese Subway Fire Drill

I was ready to write a humor based article on how you can gauge the importance of a subway service announcement from how easy it is to understand it — the more important the announcement, the more likely that it will be garbled and impossible to understand. This is despite the fact that many service announcements are pre-recorded and have been for awhile.

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New York City Stops the Sugar Train

Janna snapped this image on the “R Train” to Queens the other day.  New York City is big on “Banning the Sugar” bandwagon — and that’s a good thing — because sugar is killing us.

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Calgary Transit Bans Naked Baby

Calgary Transit doesn’t want naked babies on its advertising billboards. 
Especially one that is 16 feet long, smeared in blood and with its umbilical cord in plain view. 

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Your MetroCard is Watching You

The more technology seems to advance, the harder it is to get away from its watchful eye.  We cannot escape.  We cannot hide.  Every time you make a transaction at an ATM, the machine records that your account was accessed, at the exact time, at the exact place, with uncanny precision.  At a bank 100 years ago, do you imagine for a moment that the tellers were keeping track of every single transaction down to the second?  The New York City subway advertisements remind us that by buying a 30-day MetroCard, we are effectively paying less for using the subway now than we did in 1986.

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New York City Transit Strike Fake-Out

As I predicted on the radio yesterday there is no unified Mass Transit subway and bus strike today and there never will be no matter how loudly the Transit Workers Union screams.
The Union lost the battle during the early morning hours of today and a “rolling strike” is like having no strike at all. 

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