I’m something of a transit nerd myself, but these folks lift transit-blogging to another level:
EMS, the blogger, explains it best:
I love light rail, trams and anything else that moves on rail tracks. While growing up in Norway, I used trains and light rail daily. Years ago I turned down a light rail operator job in Oslo, Norway. Now, finally, I am a light rail operator in Portland, Oregon, and love being at the helm of this 109 ton monster that I am supposed to be in control of… Happy reading!
This blog bills itself as a conversation about access and mobility in the Portland/Vancouver region. It’s a good starting point for those interested in transit issues in the region. There are many contributors, but the founder of the site, Chris Smith, is the heart and soul and most voluminous poster. The discussions in post comments are more intelligent than your average fare.
Al M does exactly that, plus posts lots of videos.
I named my blog to “Transit Sleuth” because of the amount of researching I do in relation to transportation. I also did so because I strongly believe that decisions made with the factual knowledge of historical events and operations of transportation all over the world and especially the United States is critical to one day acheiving what can be possible. The future of the US Transportation network; rail, air, road, river, and any other form, is hanging in the balance in these modern decades of being either a mediocrity among the world, or striving forward with a strong and capitalistic thrust as only our transit systems of the past ever displayed.
TriMetiquette is a relatively recent addition to local transit blogging, but it’s already one of my daily reads (for what it’s worth).
Besides having a clever name, what is TriMettiquette?
TriMetiquette covers personal TriMet stories, “TriMet riding etiquette” as well as any bus or MAX service alerts, coverage of TriMet in the news along with general TriMet news & other public transportation and C-TRAN issues in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Milwaukie & Vancouver.