“All aboard the Peach Pundit Express!”

Now you can help name the people mover at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The airport said Thursday its will hold a four-week social media contest — “Name the Train” — to select an official name for the busiest airport train in the world. More than 200,000 passengers use the APM every day to get from the terminal to six concourses.

To enter the contest, participants watch a new video featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the APM system and then post suggested names for the train as comments on the video. The video is posted on the Airport’s YouTube channel and its Facebook fan page.

I plan on voting to call it “The Erickson Express.” Consider this an OPEN THREAD.

36 comments

  1. chefdavid says:

    Atlanta Maglev.
    While on a plane last week I came up with a thought. I know scarey. Will Gov’t Subsidized High speed rail put the airlines out of business?

    • ByteMe says:

      Nope. High speed rail travels at about half the nominal speed of a commercial airplane and can’t travel so well over water or as fast over mountains.

      • LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

        Not true…The airline industry is virtually non existent in Europe, where high speed rail thrives…just like socialized medicine has bankrupt countries like Canada, Germany, Sweden, UK, France, etc.

        You don’t really think that the anti-immigration movement is directed toward Mexico do you? It’s to keep those bankrupt Canadians on their side of the border. Poor bastards.

  2. ByteMe says:

    I’m amazed they didn’t think to just sell the naming rights.

    Climb Aboard The Philips Train!

  3. bgsmallz says:

    Does the DOT know about this train? What about OX? I think Hartsfield needs to get with the times and build tunnels or toll roads from the parking decks to the terminals….or great big busses!!! That would be useful! What’s with this ‘train’ b.s.?

    I nominate that we call it “Train”…since it will be the only one left with the way things are going.

    • MParrot says:

      They really need to just widen the moving walkways and get rid of those stupid trains. How much government money goes it to those when people can just walk!!! /sarcasm

    • AubieTurtle says:

      That’s a bit difficult to say for sure. The airport “train” runs on rubber wheels but so does the subway in Paris and Montreal, both of which are generally considered to be trains. The airport “train” runs in a guideway, which buses typically do not. However, that guideway isn’t the same thing as a rail, which the previously mentioned subways do run along. Maybe we can combine the terms into one: b-rain. Most passengers are zombies anyway after arriving from a long flight.

      I’m just glad they got rid of the annoying robot voice that was used a decade or two ago. It was attention getting but I doubt very many for whom English was an alternate language were able to understand it.

  4. How about The Whiz, as in being “Whizzed” off… even though I consider being subjected to searches and seizings without a warrant, by the feds, without cause or due process prior to boarding similar to the US Constitution and 4th Amendment rights being “Whizzed” on… either way, it workds

    btw… Cato Institute: Judge finds Bush wiretapping illegal http://nyti.ms/cJ0suI

  5. Kellie says:

    The Tax Trap, The Lost Luggage Express

    or for the local politicians…

    The Free Ride or The Power Trip

  6. DMZDave says:

    It’s kind of like MARTA only better because it’s free. How about SMARTA? I also like the “free” theme and given the political make up of the city, we could call it the Free Dem Rider, kind of historic and descriptive. Or we could go with Free Bird so all the Lynyrd Skynyrd fans could yell “Free Bird” whenever the train pulls up.

  7. Republican Lady says:

    Since this is an open thread, has anyone seen the media coverage regarding 30 governors receiving letters that are concerning the FBI?

    http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/letters-from-guardians-of-the-free-republics-under-fbi-scrutiny/19424343?icid=main|htmlws-main-w|dl1|link6|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolnews.com%2Fnation%2Farticle%2Fletters-from-guardians-of-the-free-republics-under-fbi-scrutiny%2F19424343

    Does anyone know if Sonny has received one? Are any current candidates are having suspicious problems that could be related back to this?

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