San Francisco Muni's Metro network provides adequate connections between Downtown and the outer suburbs of the City. However, when light rail vehicles break down, compounded with facts that the number of vehicles are usually in short supply compared to increasing passenger demand for train services, it seems like the increasing problems on the Metro need to be resolved, and fast.
The website for the forum is http://usurp.freeforums.org/ and I hope that I will see you there soon!
I am looking forward to seeing you on opening day this Sunday. See you there!
Great news for those waiting for USuRP: the launch date may be set one day ahead of schedule due to extensive work made today to make the upcoming forum user-friendly and accessible to all prospective members. The exercise done today has been to set up the initial layout of the forum (including chat installation, forum divisions, and other cool features), as well as assigning ranks, roles, and positions for future members, and choosing the design layout that will reflect the forum's unique characteristics and role as promoting sustainable urban development and sharing thoughts about urban and suburban renewal.
Tomorrow, I will announce the formal launch date for the forum since work may continue to go ahead of schedule, as well as the progress made in making the forum workable. I am thinking now of several things:
- Would you like to see no ads in USuRP so that our focus will be preserved (for a $4.95 monthly fee)?
- Would you like to have a website name for USuRP (example: www.usurproject.com or www.usurproject.net) so that we can have an identity of our own (for a $15 annual fee)?
- Would you like to get the premium forum feature in which I can add more mods, customize the forum design (similar to what I'm doing here on my website), and faster support when needed (for a $10 annual fee)?
I am looking forward to the opening of the new forum, and I hope you are as well.
P.S. In conjunction with the new forum, I will continue blogging on my website about public transportation, some of which will also be featured on USuRP so that more discussions will take place.
I am pleased to announce that USuRP has finally found its home with FreeForums, in which the forum has been activated (but not yet fully operational), and work involving topics to be discussed, as well as activating various forum features, will be in the works for the next five days until I announce the opening on my website.
Planking: a new fad that became a controversial game to play.
I thought about planking just a few minutes back when a best friend of mine from Canada told me about it. I read it, and I saw people lying down, face down, in the middle of a crowded field, on top of a car, even on a balcony rooftop! For me, it's something that's very unusual and scary because people would think that you're down from being hit by something, yet, I think it is an exciting fad that it is becoming a popular game to play.
An important update regarding my upcoming forum, called the Urban and Suburban Renewal Project: a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will join USuRP to discuss the issue of green cities using SimCity.
San Francisco Municipal Railway operates a comprehensive set of transit options that bring visitors and residents around the city, and Muni Metro plays a vital role in keeping the City moving. Opened in 1912 to supplement the overhead streetcar system, Muni Metro now operates with a modern fleet of Breda Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) from Italy, which have very good air conditioning and operate through many of San Francisco's most crowded neighborhoods. However, its safety reputation can be called to question due to numerous incidents, many of which happen when a train breaks down inside a tunnel or underground area.
Hey guys! It's time for me to undergo a second experiment on my website, which will involve having a dedicated forum that will focus on three things:
San Francisco Muni operates around 1,000 buses from its multiple yards throughout the city of San Francisco, and the buses see many daily duties, including regular routes, school shuttles, express services, and oh yes, the occasional "rail bridge" trips, augmenting or substituting regular cable car, streetcar, and light rail services. But, many of these same buses are overworked, see not much care, and see overcrowding on a regular basis.