Monday, March 28, 2011

Talk about good driving!

The last time I got a ticket was for speeding a couple years ago(no kidding I was racing home to finish reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for a project).  Most of us have a minor infraction every so often, speeding, not signaling etc.  However, if you think going a couple years without an infraction is an accomplishment, try going 30.
Recently, that's just what Mr. Isaac Spencer Jr. has done.  Spencer, a bus driver for Metro and recreational motorcyclist, has gone 30 consecutive years with no safety infractions or preventable accidents.  In recounting how he has maintained such a record he gives the credit to patience, keeping your eyes moving and using the mirrors.
I can't imagine having to deal with the traffic in Houston every day behind the wheel of a bus.  Those things are huge, make wide turns and I'm sure have more blind spots than the F-550 that passed me this morning.  This level of commitment, skill, and attention to safety is something we can all be proud of.

News Release Here

Happy Monday...y'all!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Where the Rail Cars Come From

Found an interesting article in the Chronicle on where Metro plans on getting all of it's rail cars for the Light Rail system.  Total, Metro is looking to acquire 103 cars for all of its lines.  There's a good break down of how many cars per line Metro is looking at using.  The Southeast Line is looking to need 15 cars which puts it at the second most used line, behind the University and Main Street Lines.  Check it out and be ready for some math.

Chronicle Story HERE

Happy Wednesday and Happy Texas Independence day!