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Quotes by Taylor, 4

Posted by Roobs on March 9, 2011

Professor Brian Taylor on the necessary skills of driving a bus:

“Driving a bus in San Francisco is truly amazing.  This takes some great skill.  I once saw a Muni bus driver at a bus rodeo broad slide his bus at 70 mph so it would line up perfectly with the curb. Meanwhile the suburban drivers were just mowing people cut-outs over.  It was jaw dropping!”

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Quotes by Taylor, 3

Posted by Roobs on March 1, 2011

Professor Brian Taylor on dedicated lanes:

“Nothing beats having your own dedicated lanes because having bus, rail and cars share rights of way on the road is like having a roommate in college you don’t like but need. You want the freedom and benefits of your own place but its just so damn expensive! Having the roommate makes it cheaper.”

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Quotes by Taylor, 2

Posted by Roobs on February 21, 2011

Todays quote brought to you by Professor Brian Taylor, UCLA.

“For a civil engineer, seeing a fully laden firetruck careen down a residential street is like watching the Death Star come around the planet. Everything is going to be destroyed in one pass.”

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Quotes by Taylor, 1

Posted by Roobs on February 18, 2011

I have been seriously neglecting this blog.  For those who have enjoyed the past discussions, I apologize.  My time has been consumed by an increasing workload as I continue to pursue my Masters in Urban Planning at UCLA.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun.  And thats what this is.

One of my professors and my graduate advisor, Professor Brian Taylor, is brilliant and a leader in the field of transportation.  But not only that, he is a fun and energetic professor who loves to teach.  And with that comes some pretty funny quotes.  So with out further delay… I give you the first in a series I call “Quotes by Taylor”:

Taylor: “…so the HTF – you guys know what that is, right?”

Class: “Highway Trust Fund.”

Taylor: “Excellent! You’re all becoming planners.  Soon no one will know what you’re talking about.”

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