We asked Twitter about good things that happened on transit; Twitter responded.

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After Elon Musk complained about the kinds of people who take transit (like serial killers), Brent Toderian asked the question what are #GreatThingsThatHappenedOnTransit?

We covered on TreeHugger how Elon Musk doesn't much like public transportation; he told Wired:

"I think public transport is painful. It sucks. Why do you want to get on something with a lot of other people, that doesn’t leave where you want it to leave, doesn’t start where you want it to start, doesn’t end where you want it to end? And it doesn’t go all the time. It’s a pain in the ass,” he continued. “That’s why everyone doesn’t like it. And there’s like a bunch of random strangers, one of who might be a serial killer, OK, great."

Planner and consultant Brent Toderian likes transit, and after we were having a twitter conversation about Musk, he tweeted:


Brent started the game:


Brent has a lot of followers, and got some great responses; some of my favorites, from well known writers like:



Mine was boring. Nothing happened yesterday for me to get really excited about, other than a fast trip with no serial killers (although the guy with the red bag did pick his nose and inspect it, which was kind of gross).


But mostly responses came from ordinary people who had extraordinary experiences.













Lots of great experiences with kids.






And finally, my favorite:


In the end, I agree with Brent: "This has become really inspiring, Lloyd. People rebutting Elon with their own stories of connection & community." Elon Musk should try it. What happened to you?

We asked Twitter about good things that happened on transit; Twitter responded.
After Elon Musk complained about the kinds of people who take transit (like serial killers), Brent Toderian asked the question what are #GreatThingsThatHappenedOnTransit?

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