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Fond farewell to Vienna’s Type E Straßenbahn

On July 25, 2016, Posted by , in Life, tags , , With No Comments

As Wiener Linien transitions their fleet over to fully accessible transit vehicles, the Type E’s are making their last journeys. To the scrap yard.  {Edit! Some of the Type E’s have been renovated to a low floor design and are rumbling around Krakow. Railway Gazette article HERE. } Of course,…

The “Rock Your Research” Podcast

On March 4, 2016, Posted by , in Life, Research, tags , With No Comments

I recently discovered  the “Rock Your Research” podcast.  This is a terrific show about how to be a happy, productive grad student and make the transition out of school and into the next Big Thing. Each week, they put out a podcast full of encouragement and advice from people who have walked…

New Transit Ridership Records in Vienna!

On February 22, 2016, Posted by , in Life, tags , , With No Comments

Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transit provider, recently blasted the press with headlines about their record ridership figures for 2015. The catchiest one? More people in Vienna now carry a Jahreskarte (annual pass) than there are registered vehicles in the city. 700,000 people signed up for the annual pass program for…

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