My name is Alia.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and spend a lot of time on public transit—usually BART, but sometimes buses or Caltrain. It can get old, but there's always something new: I listen in, look over shoulders, and deposit stories here.
I avoid identifying individuals, either in words or pictures—but at the end of the day, public transit is ... well, public. I'm happy to chat about the ethics of eavesdropping (or anything else). Drop me a line.
Credit is given where credit is due; all other words and pictures are my own. Let me know if you see something you like.
'Dump the Pump' (...) is Thursday?
Spare the Air is the superior rhyme, but BART’s “Dump the Pump Adventure“ is actually pretty slick for government work. Play along with it once, then derive additional entertainment value from sketching yourself as Ferris Bueller, John F. Kennedy, a chaps-wearing pride-parade performer, or anyone else it might be amusing to put in the back of a convertible. Enjoy!
The actual point of this is: grab a sticker on your commute tomorrow and maybe win BART tickets? Fairly unobjectionable. Though no animation will ever convince me that I wouldn’t like having a flying car.