This Sunday is Mother’s Day!
((hint)) ((hint)) if you haven’t bought your mother’s day card yet.
Many of our moms, sisters, aunts, cousins, friends that are moms rely on transit every day. So I thought, what a better way to celebrate transit this #TransitThursday than to celebrate the many Moms in Transit!
Some moms in transit even blog about their experiences, like Carla Saulter AKA @SeattleBusChick. If you don’t follow her tweets or her blog http://www.buschick.com/blog/, I highly recommend checking her out! Streetfilms has even featured her before: http://www.streetfilms.org/meet-seattles-bus-chick/
I LOVE that more and more moms are choosing transit over driving giant minivans or SUVs as a viable way to cart the kids around, run errands and to travel to work.
There’s even a Mom in Portland who has ditched her car and uses her bike to cart around her SIX kids!!! http://www.today.com/moms/biker-mama-mother-six-ditches-suv-super-sized-bike-998748 Now that’s awesome —> http://bikeportland.org/2012/06/28/with-six-kids-and-no-car-this-mom-does-it-all-by-bike-73731
So let’s celebrate the moms who ride transit! Share blogs and twitter handles or pics of moms who ride transit; tell their story! Share about your moms, sisters, aunts, cousins, or even your friends that are moms who rely on transit. How do they do it? Why do they do it?
Don’t have a story about a mom who rides transit? That’s OK! Share your story of where you plan to take your favorite mom this weekend using transit? Where are you going? What route will you take?
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I hope you are well celebrated on this glorious #TransitThursday! :-)
Justin (@BJustin) and I must be on the same wavelength today! Great #Transit minds MUST think alike ;-)
I sat down to write this post this morning thinking about all of the cool things to celebrate this week about transit. I started pulling together all of the celebrations, events and news stories that have happened this week and that are happening this month:
I needed to find a link I came across about celebrations this week, so I went to twitter. Right there on my #TransitThursday hashtag list were Justin’s tweets:
GREAT #TRANSIT MINDS THINK ALIKE!!!
There is really just much to celebrate in the transit world this week! Justin is right!!! While totally awesome transit and transportation-related events are happening this week and this month, we should celebrate the joy and positive impact of transportation everywhere…and not just #TransitThursday!
So for today’s topic:
#TransitThursday - Tell us what’s going on in YOUR community to celebrate #Transit! Share the news, the videos, the events, the announcements, the birthdays, the meetups, the pictures…whatever! Just don’t forget the hashtag #TransitThursday otherwise we can’t hear you!
Special thanks to @BJustin for inspiring today’s #TransitThursday topic!
It’s tough to come up with great #TransitThursday topics every week. What I mean to say is that there are just so many possibilities, I really have a tough time deciding just which topic to pick each week. This is why I am so thankful for the awesome people in the #TransitThursday twitterverse! Y’all rock!
Bus Rapid Transit can help expand access to NYC!
Transit can help you see what you’ve missed!
So tell us, WHAT CAN TRANSIT DO FOR YOU? Don’t forget the hashtag #TransitThursday — otherwise we can’t hear you! :-)
#TransitCan create jobs! #TransitThursday
Happy #TransitThursday y’all!
It’s officially Spring! The weather is starting to warm up here down South. People are dusting off the bikes and breaking out their sneakers. What a great time to introduce someone to public transit!
A while ago, a friend started riding and remarked how much his feet hurt from walking in his work shoes. I laughed and replied, what are you doing commuting in your work shoes? Every good transit commuter knows that you wear your comfy shoes during your commute and change into your work shoes at the office; you know, just like Mr. Rogers used to change sweaters before starting the show?!
So for today’s #TransitThursday, share a great tip for new transit commuters, like don’t forget to wear your comfy shoes!
Remember that #TransitThursday is about celebrating transit, so stay positive and don’t forget to use the hashtag #TransitThursday