Sponsored by: Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation
Charity: Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Fossil Location: West Penn Circle, East Liberty
Auction Price: $4100
Theme:
Old methods of transportation, dependent upon fossil fuels, making way for new, cleaner forms of transportation
 
 

Transitsaurus About the Design
"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.

Like many modern cities, Pittsburgh has undergone a technical evolution in its methods of transporting commuters. Older trollies and Sold!inclines 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.

No one 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.

detail from TransitsaurusAbout the Sponsor
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.

 
     
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