Thursday, June 13, 2019

Questions for June's Book Club Contest: "Seamless Transit"

For the June 2019 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen the S-P-U-R r-e-p-o-r-t, "Seamless Transit: How to make Bay Area public transit function like one rational, easy-to-use system," by Ratna Amin and Sara Barz.

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses, by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win our prize.  June's winner receives a $50 SPUR gift membership. (A "gift membership" is when one person buys another membership for someone else, as a gift; this is a staple in the nonprofit administrative and development world.)

Contest questions for Seamless Transit are:
1) Amin was given what major award last year?
2) Among her many research interests, Barz is particularly interested in using technology, for what purpose?
3) Amin and Barz share what degree, and from which institution?


Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information, publicity, and/or the author's professional lives.  To send in your response, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Sunday, 30 June 2019.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Questions for May's Book Club Contest: "Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living"

For the May 2019 Book Club selection, TransportiCA has chosen Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, from Island Press.  Commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cooler Smarter is authored by Seth Shulman, Jeff Deyette, Brenda Ekwurzel, David Friedman, Margaret Mellon, John Rogers, and Suzanne Shaw (all pictured below).

With every month's selection, TransportiCA provides three questions, and if you send us all three correct responses, by the end of the month, and your name is drawn, you will win our prize.  May’s winner receives, not only their own copy of Cooler Smarter, but a $25 Union of Concerned Scientistsgift membership.

Contest questions for Cooler Smarter are:

1) Cooler Smarter resulted from a comprehensive study, conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists. How long was this study?
2)
Cooler Smarter was published at a time when the federal administration pursued science in major policy decisions.  As the nation returns to an era (or error) of national decisions - not based on science, UCS - and several Cooler Smarter authors - published what landmark report about the abuse and misuse of science, in the prior Bush Adminiistration?
3) Now serving as Vice President of Consumer Reports, David Friendman is earning his Ph.D. at what tier-one reseach university? (Hint: if you're a loyal TransportiCA follower, you'll know immediately...)



Thank you for your interest in the Book Club, and best of luck with the contest!


No purchase is necessary, as questions are not taken directly from the publication, but from respective technical information, publicity, and/or the author's professional lives.  To send in your response, submit via TransportiCA's "Contact Form" on the front-page (bottom left), sending your name, email address and answers.  The deadline for submission is 23:59, Friday, 31 May 2019.