Around the country, transit ridership is up even as cities are forced to cut back service due to the fiscal crisis. And despite the temporary dip in gas prices, it's only going to get harder to find a seat on the bus. We can't help but think that the Woot ethos might be useful in helping transit systems deliver more for less. Your challenge this week:
Show us what public transportation would look like if Woot ran it.
Trains, buses, streetcars...stops, stations, signs...feel free to woot up anything from the system maps to the conductor's caps. And don't forget the, um, colorful characters that populate public transportation. They're a lot like the ones that populate our forums.
Post your entry here by 11:59 AM CST on Monday, February 16, 2009.
Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for
winning: our panel of volunteer judges can and will make stuff up as it
goes along. Use Photoshop, linoleum blocks, pastels, MSPaint, cave
painting, tattoos, tribal scarification, whatever, but it’ll only be
judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. As we are
fond of saying, try to keep your maximum width to 450px. If you need a
place to host your pictures, try www.imageshack.ws or www.photobucket.com.
We have no connection to either, but they seem free and easy to use.
And if you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post
links to your source images. The more sure we are that you did your own
work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize.