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Re: Paragon Transit Authority: Public Hearing
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2017, 05:59:18 AM »
The clanking, rattling noise made by the elevated trains right outside his apartment lulled him to sleep each night.  He would dream of being a superhero riding the trains on a task force.  Hurrying between zones to the next hot lead where the evildoers were last seen.  Speeding through town on the metal rails anticaping the next battle.  The alarm clock broke his dreams each morning, and he went to work in City Hall.  His job is to keep the super-powered persons identity cards up-to-date.  He has never been outside of Atlas Park.
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Re: Paragon Transit Authority: Public Hearing
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2017, 08:52:02 AM »
"I dare you."  My Friend David said.  He was always daring me to do stupid stuff.  Like one time he dared me to walk over to a hero and say, 'Nice Threads, Captain Color-Blind', but this time he had gone too far.  He actually dared me to walk on top of the rails between Steel Canyon North and Steel Canyon South.  That was crazy.  You would have to take it slow to not fall off.  and the trains run every few minutes.  It would be suicide, but darn him, he had gone too far.  I had to do it.  Sure in hind sight it sounds lame-brain, but being called a sissy chicken coward seemed worst.
"How much you going to bet me?"  I asked stalling to gain nerve.
"Ha!  I'll give you a hun'red bucks!"  He countered as if he knew I would chicken out.  I had to do it now.
"You ain't got no hun'red bucks."  I fired back.
"I'll give you my bike."  He offered.  He knew that I had been envious of that bike ever since his birthday when he showed it off as his birthday present from his dad.  His dad only came around for Christmas and his birthday and junk like that.
"Well alright then."  I said.  I knew that it was a mistake, but darn it he had gone too far.  I climbed out on to the platform by the rail.  I could see the train approaching.  After it passed, I would have exactly 14 minutes and 56 seconds to make it to the other platform nearly a mile away.  My heart pounded as the train drew nearer.  I was locked into the doing of the thing.  All reason about should I do it had long been left behind.

I stepped out onto a rail just after the train passed.  I knew I shouldn't do this, but darn it he had gone too far.
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Re: Paragon Transit Authority: Public Hearing
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2017, 05:30:51 AM »
She stood there frozen by the embarrashment of choices.
She could Long-Range-Teleport.
She could use the base portals.
She could use the train.
She could use the war-wall gate.
She could use Ouroborus.
She could use Team Transport.
Finally, she couldn't take it any longer.
"Can you tell me how it get to Sesame Street!"  She cried.
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Re: Paragon Transit Authority: Public Hearing
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2017, 11:31:56 PM »
He entered the PTA meeting confident that his plans would be discussed and approved.  He has been studying the elevated train system in Paragon City for several years and has drawn up plans to modernize the system.  Sure, the current system is functional, but there is a lot of room for improvement.  He has looked at it from several different angles and points of view.  His plans would make the trains quieter, safer, faster and cleaner.  His plans call for turning the trains into high-speed meg-lift bullit trains.
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Re: Paragon Transit Authority: Public Hearing
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2017, 02:45:51 AM »
She never liked having to take the train.  Driving a car in Paragon City is hazardous to your health, but don't even think about parking one there.  She found a seat and wiped it off.  Sitting down she realized that her feet were in something sticky.  The train pulled into a station and a guy in neon green pants and an orange shirt with red boots got on.  He sat next to her and said, "Madam, it is I Captain Colorblind; is this seat taken?"  Holding in a chuckle she replied that it wasn't.  She thought to her self, "Dummy-dummy-dummy!  You could have been free of this smelly freak."  Apparently the captain had been battling crime in the heat of summer.
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Re: Paragon Transit Authority: Public Hearing
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2017, 07:24:31 AM »
"It's the mayor's policy.  Open meetings, tranparency."  The PTA Chairman said as they waited to go to the podium.  They were waiting in the green room while the public entered the hall.
"Yeah, and we have to sit and listen to these freaks and their crazy ideas."  A PTA board member replied.
"Look, I know this is a bother, but remember this is an election year."  The PTA Chairman countered.
"The plans to merge the yellow and green lines are sound, but we still have to waste our time having a meeting to explain things."  Another PTA board member added.
"I know, I know, but I would much rather be out eating a steak or even at the opera.  Some of those people stink."  The first board member remarked.
"Yeah, yeah, but I'm warning you.  If you aren't respectful to any citizen, the mayor will have your resignation.  Do I make myself clear."  The PTA chairman threatened.
"Yes, I will play nice-nice to the freaks."  The first board member promised.
"Ok, let's get this zoo over with."  The second board member said.
They walked out on to the podium in single file and took their places.  The air was electric with excitement.  Something was going to happen tonight, something big.
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Re: Paragon Transit Authority: Public Hearing
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2018, 03:46:29 AM »
He knew that it was all aruse.  They have already decided to merge the yellow and the green line.  It was hopeless, there was nothing he could say or do to make them change their minds.  At least the coffee was good.
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Re: Paragon Transit Authority: Public Hearing
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2018, 09:28:39 PM »
"Mister Chairman, Mister Chairman?"  A voice cried-out above the din.
"The Chair recognizes the gentleman."
"Thank you, Mister Chairman.  I raise to ask, if you care about freedom, if you care about human-rights, if you care about progress, Mister Chairman, if you truily care about this city, merge the monorail lines!"

The place errupted in cheers, music started playing, ballons were dropped from the ceiling and people started chatting, "Only One Line!"
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