This is just funny. From the Los Angeles Times today, an article by David Zahniser on cuts to Commuter Express services run by the City of Los Angeles:
The agency also would phase out three Commuter Express routes: Line
575, which travels from Simi Valley to Warner Center; Line 413, which
moves from Van Nuys and North Hollywood to downtown; and Line 430, which
runs from Pacific Palisades to downtown Los Angeles.
If you studied elementary fiction writing in high school, someone probably told you that when writing dialogue, you shouldn’t write “he said” over and over. And so there may have been 15 minutes when you sprinkled your fiction dialogue with synonyms: “he said,” “she replied,” “he intoned, darkly”, “she shot back,” “he insisted.” It got silly pretty fast.
So I’m amused to see that when describing three bus routes in sequence, journalists are now instructed to vary the verb. So the 575 “travels,” the 430 “runs,” but the 413 “moves.” Moving, no?