Jake's blog

Hello BoingBoing readers!

Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. Some FAQ answers: Why are you doing this? I got stuck in traffic one day when I was living in L.A., and started wondering, "just why on Earth doesn't LA have good public transit?"  The answer, or course, is that there used to be 1000 miles of light rail that eventually closed because it wasn't profitable - and neither the City nor the County wanted to pay to support a failing private business. Where do you get all this information? Archival research, mostly.  I live in New York, so I have the...

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I put together a piece for the Guardian on modern vs. past mass transit maps.

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I spoke with Nick Swartsell of Cincinnati CityBeat about my maps of Cincinnati's never-built transit system.

Check it out here: https://www.citybeat.com/news/blog/21045952/check-out-these-cincinnati-transit-maps-that-could-have-been

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I got a feature in the print version of today's New York Post.

The NY Post featured my diagrams in a blurb in its 1/10/19 print edition.

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My retro maps were featured by Atlas Obscura.

Check it out here: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/old-transit-maps-that-look-new

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