Monthly Archives: July 2012

Electrical Outlets On Public Transit

I am surprised there’s not more demand for regular 110V or USB-based charging stations on everyday municipal trains and buses. Sure, average transit times are about 30 minutes so the need for charging isn’t that great. Maybe, everyone who commutes is really smart and makes sure to charge their phones before jumping on the bus. But non-commuters and visitors would appreciate having one to two outlets per 25 seats.

Nearly all, if not all, of the major intercity bus operators in the states claim on their websites to have electrical outlets on buses in their fleet. Time for local public transit agencies to think bigger when ordering new buses and trains.

San Francisco Chronicle Articles


BlackBerry’s corporate customers make backup plans

Silicon Valley topic of Bravo reality show

RelayRides to use OnStar for car rentals

Rotten Tomatoes reviews comment policy

Will ‘Linsanity’ take root in Houston?

S.F.’s Xoom sponsors Peru’s Olympic team

SF creates about 5,000 jobs for youth

Techies’ time to shine as Olympics begin

Square’s value to double, analyst says

Olympics: Twitter’s huge, varied impact

YouTube streams Olympics to 64 nations

QuickPay wants to make parking easier

3taps, PadMapper face Craigslist challenge

Turner sale: home run for Bleacher Report

PG&E reports $128 million San Bruno-related costsChevron refinery fire will raise gas prices

California Headphones prepares for boom

Starbucks to use Square for payments

Target attracts job-seekers for SF store

ParkPlease saving spaces for the spot-less

MTV fantasy election targets young voters

App of the week: America’s Economy


Students go to mobile app boot camp

NBC, Adobe working to bring Olympics apps to more Androids

Bring a bike-in movie to San Francisco?

QuickPay finding its spot with parking app

Apple to strengthen password reset procedures

Square-Starbucks: A big deal for mobile

Craigslist backs off exclusive rights to ads