Twitter users deem ‘Transit Bowl’ a failure

The reviews on Twitter of the performance of New Jersey Transit during the Super Bowl that officials dubbed the first ever “transit bowl” are no better than the reviews of the lopsided game.

After the conclusion of a game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos that saw Seattle win 43-8, Twitter members used the hashtag #transitbowl to vent about everything from crowded stations to malfunctioning trains.

“How about the @nfl fans that were stuck in Linden at 2:30am? #transitbowl,” read one such tweet from the account @NJT_Commuter, which describes itself as “angry on NJT.”


Airports bet on Super Bowl

Airports in Denver and Seattle are betting — and engaging in a friendly Twitter battle — about the outcome of Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl.

It all started when the Denver International Airport challenged the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport to a bet where the losing city’s airport had to fly a flag in its terminal with the winning team’s colors.

“Game on! @SeaTacAirport Loser of #SB48 must fly the flag of opposing team in public for 24 hrs #OrangeWillLookGreatAtSeaTac,” the Denver airport tweeted.


House tweets water bill conferees

The House has named its negotiators for an upcoming conference with Senate leaders over a new bill to boost U.S. ports and waterways.

The House Transportation and Infrastructure committee announced in a series of tweets on Thursday that the panel's chairman, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), would be joined by 12 other Republicans and 11 Democrats in representing the lower chamber. 


Politicians tweet support to Santorum family after daughter hospitalized

Politicians and media members used Twitter to send well-wishes and prayers to the Santorum family on Friday after daughter Isabella was hospitalized for the second time in the past three months.

Santorum's daughter, 3, has been diagnosed with a fatal chromosomal disorder called Trisomy 18, and her health has been a concern for the Republican presidential hopeful. Already Isabella has lived longer than most children born with the genetic illness — half of babies born with the disease do not survive the first week after they are born, according to the National Institute of Health.

"Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital. The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery," said Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley in a statement.

Below is a sampling of the messages from prominent political figures and journalists:


GOP: Corporate tax rate no April Fools' joke

Republican congressmen are growing increasingly restless prior to April 1, but their anger has nothing to do with April Fools' jokes.
The United States will soon have the highest corporate tax rate in the world, Republicans are tweeting. The rate, which will go up April 1, will hurt job growth in businesses, they say.
“No April Fool's Day joke here: On Apr 1st, US will have highest corp tax rate in the developed world, making it harder on biz to create jobs,” Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) tweeted.


Gingrich tweets zoo recommendation while campaigning on Eastern Shore

Many politicians visit local diners or roadside tourist attractions to meet voters and signal their interest in a new town. But Newt Gingrich is instead drawn in by the zoos of America.

The former House Speaker tweeted multiple times Tuesday about the zoo in Salisbury, Maryland, hours before a campaign stop on the state's Eastern Shore.