TC Bear, Crunch, Goldy Gopher and Ragnar are getting a new friend.
Metro Transit, the agency that runs the bus and light rail lines is introducing its own mascot: a person wearing a costume with a round, red body and a white T.
They want a name that’s gender-neutral, and indicates that the smiley fellow is friendly, helpful and an “enthusiastic transit user.”
Mr. T won’t work, they say, for copyright reasons.
The Facebook comments suggest names like Skip Traffic, Busty and Transy. But there are also many versions of: this is not a good mascot.