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June 2012

Car Sharing Goes Indy

Car sharing will continue to grow in cities, and may become as individual as couch hopping, thanks to technology that enables private car owners to rent their personal vehicles to other drivers, three transportation experts agreed Friday.
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More people take public transit when they can access bus and train arrival times on their cell phones and computers, according to a study of Chicago’s Bus Tracker and Train Tracker system.
Since the Chicago Transit Authority implemented its Bus…

Ray Bradbury and Mr. Electrico’s Magic Sword

It wasn’t the great science fiction novels, “Fahrenheit 451” or “The Martian Chronicles,” that most reflected Ray Bradbury’s life, but a play he wrote—”Something Wicked This Way Comes”—
“It’s a metaphor for all of life,” Bradbury said of his play,…

Ray Bradbury, Magician, 1920-2012

A haunted train steams into a small town on an October midnight, carrying a dark carnival. It rumbles past the graveyard, accompanied by music from a calliope with no one at the keyboard. Light streams from the windows of empty passenger cars. The…