Sunday, January 1, 2017

Annual "New Year, New Reads" Contest - Deadline 31 JAN 2017

This contest has since ended; answers to questions are listed below.

Today, TransportiCA begins a new annual tradition called "New Year, New Reads," in which we are giving away all of 2016's Book Club selections, signed by their authors.  (Minus Jane Jacobs' signature, as she is no longer with us.)  Below are six questions related to the authors.  Answer the questions correctly, submit them to TransportiCA by the 31 January deadline, and you are entered to win the prize, if your entry is drawn.  Just added: January's Book Club author - Edward Humes - will include a signed copy of Door to Door in the prize package!

Individuals and organizations not allowed to participate in the monthly Book Club contests are permitted to submit entries for New Year, New Reads.

2017's New Year, New Reads contest questions are:

1. Besides being a best-selling author and prolific law professor, Ethan Elkind is also an accomplished musician.  What are the names of his two albums?  A Locked Box Of Treasure and Tales From California

2. Dr. Jarrett Walker has said that, as a teenager, "I lived through a revolution."  Where did this revolution take place, and what was it in regards to?  Portland, Oregon; land-use and transportation changes including the establishment of an urban growth boundary, removal of the waterfront freeway, opening of MAX Light Rail, and cancelling other freeway projects.

3. Besides being renowned experts in clean energy and global energy policy, and in addition to accomplished authors, Richard Heinberg and David Fridley have appointments as Fellows to what organization?  Post-Carbon Institute

4. Before being international superstars at Bloomberg Associates and directing the NYC Department of Transportation under Mayor Bloomberg, Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow attended what university’s graduate schools?  Columbia (Sadik-Khan, law; Solomonow, journalism.)

5. The study of streetcars is of significant expertise to Nicole Foletta and Jason Henderson; Foletta published research on streetcar ridership factors for the Transportation Research Board, and Henderson is a noted professor of urban transportation, with specialty in San Francisco's streetcars.  What city is home to the world’s oldest, continuously operating streetcar line?  New Orleans, Louisiana; St. Charles streetcar line.

6. Jane Jacobs’ college degree is in what field?  
Jacobs had no college degree. She did, however, study at Columbia in various fields, including law, geology, zoology, political science and economics.

To send-in your responses, 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, Tuesday, 31 January 2017.  Winners will be announced via email, and publicized on TransportiCA and our Twitter feeds.

Thank you for your interest in the contest, and we wish you all the best!

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