The New York City subway system is both a marvel — in terms of the sheer amount of connectivity it offers in a huge city — and a disaster — in terms of the deterioration of the infrastructure itself.
Amtrak is proposing to cut some of its long-distance train routes in favor of more frequent service where populations are growing.
It's difficult to remember pain when you're not feeling it, and harder still to imagine living with physical limits you don't actually have. But all it takes is a brief stroll to see how badly designed the city is for those who are very young, old, short, heavy, frail, or in any way impaired.
The bicycle, as we know it today, was not invented until the late 1800s. Yet it was a simple mechanical invention. It would seem to require no brilliant inventive insight, and certainly no scientific background. Why, then, wasn't it invented much earlier?
Whether cities choose congestion pricing or regulations, they must expand transit, cycling and pedestrian spaces.
Another good reason to pile density onto subway lines: Almost free heat and cooling.
The charts represent sample travel times over the past 14 months. It reveals a wide and often frustrating variability in morning subway commutes — something most statistics fail to capture, yet something most New Yorkers intuitively understand.
There's now a whole new waterfall feature right smack in the middle of the tracks.
A new short film reveals how the Dutch city reengineered itself around the bicycle, with life- and money-saving results.
The enormous ships that ferry crude oil around the world embody the fossil fuel era and its legacy of pollution. But can they be transformed to become good for the environment?
As trends come and go, simple design stands the test of time. And nowhere is that more evident these days than in urban mobility.
We headed to the Paris of Appalachia to investigate this transit mystery — the best kind of mystery.
While this 70-ton train requires a unique driving technique, it can otherwise run back-and-forth from destination to destination with ease. Amazingly, it also adds more power to the grid than it takes.
Hundreds of riders on BART's new train cars had to walk through the tunnels after a malfunction in the middle of a ride.
Think flying is dangerous? Then you've never really considered the shockingly high fatality rates of motorcycles.
A system that doomed two flights was expected to engage only rarely and used two sensors. Decisions were based on those factors even when they no longer applied.
It costs three times more to build a subway station here than in London or Paris. What if we could change that?
The Boring Company will develop an underground "people mover" for the Las Vegas Convention Center that's more marketing flash than public transit.
The first American city is about to try congestion pricing. Will it be a miracle or meh?
As terrific as first-rate mass transit can be, all over the world you can also find public transport options that are experiences in and of themselves.
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