I guess I should have done this a few months ago.
Hello, I am Michael, I am from Rutland, Vermont in the United States. In case you don't know Vermont is a rural state in Northern New England (North East). However, I am less than five hours from New York City; Boston; and Montreal, Canada. I live in a town of about 20,000. We have a city bus service, creatively named "The Bus" and we have once a day intercity train service via Amtrak (the Ethan Allan) to Albany, NY and continuing on to New York, NY. May current profile photo is me at the "161st Street – Yankee Stadium subway station" overlooking the new stadium.
I love simutrans. For some odd reason I have always been obsessive about transportation/infrastructure. It use to be about freeway design, then about prasnager trains, and also Air Traffic Control. So obviously, simutrans speaks home to me.
I really appreciate everything everybody does for this project. I would name names, but I am afraid I might leave someone out. But I like to thank the creators, the developers, the patch-submitters, the pak-maintainers, the painters/artist, the forum maintainers, the documentation/other website maintainers, and the Benevolent Dictators.
I wish I could do more to contribute. I got some programing skills, however I am not as familiar with C++ and German to really understand what is going on in the majority of the source code. Also, If I had more artist/creative skills, I would love to help start a PAK.somesize.USA project.