The Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal

Informed but opinionated commentary and analysis on urban transportation topics from the Secret Worldwide Transit Cabal. Names have been omitted to protect the guilty.

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Monday, July 12, 2004


Home of More Transit Links Than You can Possibly Check(tm), Unless you have no life other than websurfing

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity: and I'm not so sure about the universe. Einstein

From the Cabalmaster:

Continuing our review of other transit-oriented blogs:

Going Underground’s Blog,, is very much a “transit” blog, focused on the London Underground. It’s lively, with plenty of “’tude,” and even has photos and images. Sample excerpt:

“Meanwhile back with other bids for power, the mayoral shennanigans see Steve Norris promising guards on The Tube to make it safer for us ladies to travel around at night .

“Again The Standard reports that " His "safe carriage" proposal comes as research shows 60 per cent of women feel unsafe on the Tube at night, compared to 32 per cent of men. "

“Under Norris' plan security guards would travel in the middle carriage of all Tube trains after 10pm (I wonder why the middle carriage was chosen?). The carriage would be clearly marked "safe" and could be used by anyone, not just women. They'd start off on routes where the highest number of offences were recorded but then but would eventually be rolled out across the whole Tube network.

“I can just about remember those Guardian Angel volunteer vigilante types who used to patrol the Tube years and years ago, who always seemed pretty weird to me. They wore berets and looked like slightly threatening, more filled out, versions of Frank Spencer.”

(Anybody out there in cyberland remember the inimitable Curtis Sliwa, Founder and President of the Guardian Angels? If not, you might want to check out this link:

Intrepid websurfers who check out this site may even pick up a bit of British slang. Ever wonder, for example, what “snogging” refers to? (Hint: an activity involving two people . . . but before you guess, remember: this is a family-oriented blog!)

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