public transportation


V.25 No.1 | 01/07/2016

The Daily Word in innovative helmets, an escaped prisoner, and the State of the Union Address

The Daily Word

Finally, a way to stop sports from killing people.

Albuquerque man shoots dog in a disturbing and unpleasant incident.

APS under scrutiny for continued lack of background checks on their employees.

Man escapes from Oklahoma prison and heads to the Land of Enchantment.

The future of mass transit, hopefully.

Obama does some serious vague-posting at the State of the Union Address.

V.24 No.35 | 8/27/2015

news

The Daily Word in super lice, impending global doom and Kenny Rogers

The Daily Word

Teenagers from North and South Korea competed in an international soccer tournament in Pyongyang, despite the threat of war between the two nations.

A woman on the New York City subway scratched and bit another female passenger for trying to sit next to her.

Mutant super lice are wreaking havoc on scalps in Western New York and have been reported in 25 states.

In a band? Here are five band photo clichés to avoid.

According to NASA, rumors of impeding global doom are greatly exaggerated.

July was planet earth's hottest month on record ever.

We have the best food trail in the nation: The Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail.

Charges against the New Mexico man who threw a banana peel at Dave Chappelle have been dropped.

Kenny Rogers turns 77 today!

Thanks to John Hankinson for the link!

V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015

Feature

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

We can’t all be Captain Planet, but even couch potatoes can do their part.
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015

How to Do Literally Everything

How to Survive ABQ Ride

Public transportation is an environmentally friendly, money-saving choice, but it can be freaky out there. M. Brianna Stallings’ tips help take the edge off.
V.22 No.4 |

News

The Daily Word in tree chopping, Steven Seagal and offal food

The Daily Word

America's favorite washed-up martial artist, Buddhist tulku and alleged puppy killer, Steven Seagal, will be joining the sheriff's posse in Dona Ana county. Because why not?

The City will make a new Nob Hill business pay for cutting down a "community tree" earlier in the week and provoking neighborhood outcry.

Tired of waiting for city buses? Here are some new reasons to fiddle with your smart phone while you stand there.

Burns Night fans, take note: real haggis remains illegal in the US. Because it is gross.

And it turns out that goat cheese burns really, really well.

Bikes

My two wheels get ticketed

Today across the country, cities celebrate national Dump the Pump Day by encouraging public transportation. By cutting back to one car, a two-person household can save more than $10.000 a year according to the American Public Transportation Association.

Teams from ABQ RIDE and the Rail Runner are doing their part by handing out goodies on various bus lines and Rail Runner trains throughout the day to promote a car-free lifestyle.

Me, I got a different kind of goodie.

As a bicycle commuter I wear a helmet and look both ways. But, I admit, I occasionally stretch traffic laws.

On June 16 at 9:43 a.m., a motorcycle cop flagged me down. He called me out on a violation of failing to obey the traffic control device at the corner of Silver and Cornell.

As surreal as it was to be standing on the sidewalk with my bike while an officer ran my driver's license through the system, it was even weirder to read the resulting warning notice.

License plate number—BICYCLE

Vehicle year—1900 (actually, 1988, but whatever)

Color—BLU (I'd call it gray and teal with yellow brake cables and red handle bars)

Under the line for make and model there is no mention of my aluminum frame Raleigh Technium other than BK. I think that stands for "bike."

Bicyclists are quick to defend our harmless commuting lawlessness. The truth is if we want to officers on our side, we need to follow the rules or pay the price just like everyone else on the road.

But is it wrong if I'm hoping my next violation is a speeding ticket?

V.19 No.35 | 9/2/2010

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #163: I am riding in a bus.

I am riding in a bus down a winding mountain road with a group of commandos. We are behind enemy lines. Our leader informs us that we have been spotted. Simply by swapping seats, however, we are able to transform the bus so that it appears to be a normal tourist bus. The leader hands me the "lifeline" and asks me if I know how to use it. He gestures toward the blue, bench-bulkhead where the weapons are stowed. We continue calmly down the road. When we reach the curve ahead we will engage our flight capability and soar off to the top of a distant mountain.