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Friday Funny: Imagining Taco Bell-Oriented Rail Transit

A Reddit user created a transit map of the San Francisco Bay Area that connects Taco Bell locations, which, unlike rail public transit, have reached every corner of the region.
January 4, 2019, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Jeff McGough (u/Epicapabilities)

Reddit user u/Epicapabilities, actually 16-year-old Jeff McGough, a high school student from Minnesota, created a Taco Bell-connected fantasy map of rail transit in the San Francisco Bay Area and environs that won attention recently. The map spreads from Dixon to Rio Vista to Cloverdale to Manteca to Monterey, with all the Tracys, Gilroys, Redwood Citys, Santa Rosas, and Cordelias between included.

I grew up near the Clayton Rd station imagined on the map and frequented the Taco Bell in question before I knew any better, but I don't see an advertisement for bad fast food in this map. I see the fantasy transit map of the region I grew up in if cars had somehow skipped the 20th century. Sure, there are too many transfers on this map. I'm sure people in Vallejo and Benicia would love a one-seat ride into The City.

Still. Imagine such a world. Then again, it's hard to imagine Taco Bell being so ubiquitous in a world without cars. Is that a win-win?

McGough also created a similar map for Whataburger locations in Austin, Target in the Twin Cities, and Taco Bells in cities all over the country. Taco Bell picked up McGough's work for its blog.

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Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Reddit
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