Friends of Transit: Getting There Together Weekly

March 27, 2009

The Moving Pictures Edition

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — friendsoftransit @ 2:44 pm

Folks,

Moving pictures transformed the entertainment landscape of the 20th century. Now they are working their magic on the 21st. Not so much from the perspective of the big Hollywood blockbuster–that’s so 1950’s with just better special effects.

I’m talking the digital frontier where story tellers are plying their trade not on the silver screen but on your 17″ monitor.

And the story tellers are busy on behalf of the Silver Line and public transportation. The first set of moving pictures gets us ready for the feature–an animated piece which is about our very own Silver Line! Check out the new graphic representation of the the Silver Line in action.

The next moving picture comes from the roving vlogger Andy Dragt. He was sent on a special assignment from Friends of Transit to check out the HealthLine in Cleveland, Ohio. As he notes, Cleveland’s system is the closest bus rapid transit (BRT) system to us. His pictures show in more detail some of the features of a BRT system, such as paying your fare at the station–not on the vehicle, a raised platform and a station–not a “bus stop.” Check out Andy on the BRT!

For the true movie die hards who want to watch a few more moving pictures on BRT, head to California or overseas. See why BRT is an “affordable, adaptable and cost-effective alternative.”

So, if you like what you’re seeing, endorse the Silver Line Millage today!

Then plan on some popcorn and other refreshments as you volunteer to help on the campaign.

All for today.

Dave

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