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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
There Are Monsters In Them Thar Subways
Wednesday, why do you taunt me?? Well, while you're killing time until Friday, here is something to keep your mind off Wednesday. Subway monsters. Yes, monsters in New York's subway. And here's proof.
For the past four years, Brooklynite Ben Rubin has been using his daily commute time on the subway to take photos of his fellow riders, then dress them up a little. With monsters and political figures.
While most of his drawings are just for fun, some are commentary on what he sees on the subway or on current politics. For instance, last year, he posted a picture of cartoon Trump building a brick wall around a Latino rider right in the middle of a subway car.
SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.
SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.