"Transitsaurus" is a whimsical commentary on the
nature of public transportation today. It relates not only
to Pittsburgh's personal history with public transit, but
to the greater concerns of how all cities can contribute to
protecting the environment.
modern cities, Pittsburgh has undergone a technical evolution
in its methods of transporting commuters. Older trollies and
gave way to lightrails and buses. This fanciful "Transitsaurus"
is painted in the cream and orange of Pittsburgh's older PCC
streetcars, no longer in use today. It follows the Shannon/Drake
line, a route first built in the early part of the last century
and still used today by more modern vehicles.
knows for certain why the dinosaurs disappeared 65 million
years ago, but today we know that many species are threatened
with extinction due to the pollution and waste our society
creates. Providing modern, clean and efficient public transporation
is one way all cities can help limit pollution and preserve
natural resources. "Transitsaurus" is a playful
take on this important environmental issue, imagining a new
and fun way for Pittsburghers to traverse their city.
WAMO began in Homestead in 1948 as WHOD. In
1956 the call letters were changed to W-A-M-O to represent
the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. In 1974, WAMO-FM
and WAMO-AM began separate programming. Today, 106 Jamz WAMO
has been broadcasting in Pittsburgh for 55 years, and is the
city's number one station for Hip-Hop and R&B.