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“There’s definitely a hypnotic, calming and entertaining quality to ‘Slow TV,’ that is perfect for in-flight entertainment.”

Ever zone out to your screensaver? Fall asleep on a long car ride by just staring out the window? Apparently, enough British Airways passengers have also been “zoning out”  to the in flight tracking displays – enough to make the airline notice. Now, British Airlines is providing its passengers more “slow tv” content, seven straight hours of it. Passengers will be able to view “The Seven Hour Train Journey to Oslo,” and yup, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Purchase a ticket and you too can be lulled to sleep by the rolling hills of the Norwegian countryside.

“Developed by a group of Code for America fellows, TransitMix is conceived as a sketching tool for transit planners (both professional and armchair) to quickly design routes and share with the public.”

Think you know what could make a city transit system better? Or just want to see what happens in downtown rush hour when you throw in an extra bus route? Check out TransitMix, a new tool that’ll let you try your hand as a city transit planner. By calculating variables like peak hours, ridership, and overall cost, you can find out what it takes to keep things running smoothly.


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