Member since Aug 16, 2007

Past linguistics major, future librarian. Past, present, forever map geek. Cyclist, runner, transit user. Michigander in Pittsburgh; not from or of New York.


Recent Comments

Re: “District 4 challenger John Lee says he has a winning game plan for election — and the district

I find the fact that we even have candidates trying to out-yinzer each other, and generally touting the fact that having spent their entire lives in the City, ridiculous.

Aside from the idea that the diversity of experience and knowledge gained by having lived in other places just might be a good thing, does anybody else think perhaps attracting and retaining new residents just might be helped by, y'know, not actively trying to make them feel unwelcome?

Posted by infinitebuffalo on 03/19/2013 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Tree Pittsburgh Needs Tree-Care Volunteers

Link works for me. And if we had more Loraxes, perhaps the world would be A Better Place...

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Posted by marsonia on 10/05/2012 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Maps, turkey onesies, and a beard hat

Slightly sad... I thought from the twitter post that that was going to be a onesie *for* a turkey...

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by marsonia on 09/11/2012 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Under the Bus?

Funny, I thought the reduced drink-tax amount was 7%. Maybe that's part of the problem.

$3M may not be a very large proportion of the overall RAD budget, but it's a hell of a lot to arts groups whose budgets are measured in the hundreds of thousands.

(Why is RAD spending $14M+ a year on the stadiums? Maybe *that*'s the money that should be given to the buses--bet more people ride the bus than go to football games in a year, too.)

Posted by marsonia on 09/04/2012 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Peduto hits Ravenstahl on PAT funding criticisms

"Port Authority participates in several audits each year and also audits itself on a regular basis." Five years of independent annual audits, along with copious other documentation, are available on the website at […]. Go to town.

Posted by marsonia on 08/23/2012 at 2:40 PM

Re: “The Porch

Despite the city & university's efforts to make us forget them, the food trucks still exist--two Indian trucks, a Thai truck, and an occasional Chinese truck are now two blocks north on Bigelow Boulevard, across from the Soldiers & Sailors Garage. A fifth, Leena's, is now a storefront on Oakland Ave between Fifth and Forbes.

They may have been displaced, but they have not been replaced, especially since their intended replacements are more than twice the price....

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Posted by marsonia on 03/20/2012 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Bumpy Ride: Port Authority getting set for massive service cuts, rate hikes

@Royalrider: You seem to think PAT likes doing this. The problem here is that all levels of government, from the County up, have utterly failed to provide public transit with the level of support necessary to sustain it in this region. It's not Port Authority, but the County and Commonwealth, who have declared war on the commuting public.

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Posted by marsonia on 01/19/2012 at 5:02 PM

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