Thursday, November 6, 2008

Oui Oui!

Delta is going to announce nonstop flights to Paris starting in the Spring from Pittsburgh. Being a regular international traveler, this makes me very happy.

Hopefully, I'll still be able to take the 28X Airport Flyer in the Spring.

Hopefully, other bus routes around town will have sensible names instead of being referred to by their antiquated trolley routes, too! Okay, I'm getting a little ahead of myself.

Seriously, though, in a city where a high percentage of the bus-riding population rolls over every 4 years, should we really call their most popular bus route, the 54C? Should Port Authority have to put full-page advertisements in the City Paper every week in September just to drill in the 54C to incoming freshman? Can't we just call it the "College Crawler" or "South Side Drunk Bus" or "Happy Hour Hauler" or perhaps the Port Authority can pay some professional creative-types to come up with more accurate names?

Back to Paris, it's only fitting that Paris and Pittsburgh will become partners in crime this Spring. Their ridiculously extensive public transit system almost rivals our own for spaghetti lines. At least theirs is color-coded though. We could take some tips. No, Steve Bland, you do not get to take a "business trip" to Paris.

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