August 27, 2013
The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has a blog: CTS Catalyst Conversations
by David Levinson
May 23, 2013
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies and MnDOT have a Blog! Crossroads | A Minnesota transportation research blog
“Crossroads is a collaborative effort between MnDOT Research Services and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies. This jointly produced blog is devoted to highlighting the latest news and events in transportation research and innovation in Minnesota.”
November 28, 2012
The Transportationist made Kottke’s blog: What sort of town is Richard Scarry’s Busytown?:
” From a planning and transportation professional, a deconstruction of Busytown, the fictional town that features in many of Richard Scarry’s children’s books, including What Do People Do All Day?, Busy, Busy Town, and my personal favorite, Cars and Trucks and Things That Go.
“Scarry moved to Switzerland in 1968, and if nothing else, Swiss architecture permeates the old town center of What Do People Do All Day. The Town Hall of Busytown on the cover is nothing if not Tudor. There is a small gate through which a small car is driving. Something to note about the vehicles in Busytown is that they are all just the right size for the number of passengers they carry. The Bus on the cover is full, with a hanger-on. The taxi holds one driver in the front and one passenger in the rear. The police officer (Seargant Murphy) is riding a motorcycle. When he has a passenger, the motorcycle always has a sidecar. Similarly, each window in town has someone in it, sometimes more than one person. Of course, this is a busy town, so the activity makes sense. The cover of this includes the grocery store, butcher, and baker (no supermarkets in 1968 Busytown), one block in front of Town Hall. One thing to note about the Butcher is that he is a pig, and clearly butchering sausages.
June 8, 2012
Thank you Transportationistas. According to Technorati, The Transportationist is ranked 5358. We have an Authority of 418.
Before you say, “5358, that’s terrible”, consider, this is out of all 1,302,266 blogs indexed by Technorati, which puts us in the top 1/2 of 1 percent.
Look out HuffPo, here we come.
February 9, 2012
Jessica Schoner has a blog: Network Distance – Thoughts about transportation, GIS, and life.
January 3, 2012
It has the makings of the best urban blog in the US. I’m glad to be a part of it as well.
September 21, 2011