Bicycle Brown Bag

There’s a brown bag meet this Thursday. I’m planning to head down for some sleuthing and would be happy to bike, transit or otherwise travel there with others. If you’re going let me know and we can meetup en route, at the meet or just say hello.

I’m super curious about the topic (obviously besides just the bicycle topic) and it sounds like it should be a good time.

Details:

Portland Bureau of Transportation  Bicycle Brown Bag Series
Third Thursday of Every Month (except December) , Noon to 1pm
City Hall,  1221 SW 4th Ave,  2nd Floor -Lovejoy Room
(bring your lunch!)
Click here for archive of past Bicycle Brown Bag sessions.

Transit Sleuth TV : Episode 1 “Transit Meet n’ How to Carry Wine & Gelato”

The first episode of Transit Sleuth TV we dive into the world of transit and some of the uber nerds that keep tabs on the transit operators themselves, along with the tech of the trade. Tonight I go on a transit meet where a number of the notorious transit crew meet for an evening of eats, drinks and discussion.

If you liked this video subscribe to my Transit Sleuth Channel¬†or subscribe to this blog, I’ll have more coming on a mostly regular schedule all posted right here.

Direct link: http://vimeo.com/adronhall/transitsleuthtv-episode1

Streetcar is Out, Meet Logistical Changes…!

So I was just informed by Lane @PDXTransitlane that the CL Line is being served by a bus bridge while they add the switch to the OMSI stop location. So here’s the last minute switcheroo… we’re going to meet at McMenamins Market Street Pub. It’s on the streetcar line (NS and CL line technically). It’s located at 1526 SW 10th. Everything else is the same as mentioned previously.

Transit… Meet

Sometimes it’s a transit beer, this time it’s a transit meet. Transit riders, rabble rousers and hobbyists, come one and all to the upcoming transit meet. Here’s the plan logistics.

We meet at 6:30pm on this coming Monday (tweet or DM me on twitter @transitsleuth to RSVP so we get a count for who is coming) at the OMSI Streetcar Stop¬†(map) for a ride of the loop as is, with a stop at a destination that is to be determined. We’ll see how well we can make a decision on where to stop. So come with at least a buck or two for the streetcar fare! If you don’t have a buck, be sure to bring the new iPhone App and we’ll see how well it works! ¬†…or breaks. ¬†ūüė¶

Either way, here’s some topics that we’ll dive into:

  • Transit Sleuth TV will likely be filming, so bring your game face and tell us what you’d like to see on Transit Sleuth TV.
  • Where’s that new light rail, I mean bus rapid, I mean… where’s that new service going to go?
  • We’re going to take a look at Al’s favorite topic, labor costs and how driverless buses are the future! Super exciting!

Trip Cancelled, But Only Momentarily!

Ok, some things came up and I had to cancel the trip at the last second. One of the beauties of Amtrak is that I’m not down for the cash (or points) for the trip! ¬†Whew, made that 24 hour deadline. It sure beats the hell out of dealing with those airlines (except Virgin!)

So over the next couple of weeks I’ll be blogging the logistics and plans instead of the trip itself. Hopefully with more insight I’ll be able to even hit up more cool stuff and publish it here on the ole’ blog! So stay tuned, I’ll have maps, logistics and updates coming soon.