Taking The Train To The Super Bowl Is A Disaster

This is what happens when you don't let people drive to a football game. Thousands are trying to get to MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl and since the NFL made less than half the total parking spaces available for the game, won't let you walk to the game and will turn around most cabs, the only practical options left … » 2/02/14 4:52pm 2/02/14 4:52pm

The Ten Most Ambitious Failed Utopian Mass Transit Systems

A bridge to the moon or just a train ride that doesn't take forever? The last two centuries were full of fantastic ideas for mass transportation, but some just couldn't be turned into reality. » 8/14/13 11:16am 8/14/13 11:16am

UC Berkeley Researchers Create Bus That Steers Itself, Solving All…

A group led by researchers at UC Berkeley have successfully tested and developed a bus that steers itself using magnets built into the road. While the driver still controls the acceleration and braking, and can take over steering, a computerized system is responsible for the direction of the bus. As simple as it… » 9/11/08 3:15pm 9/11/08 3:15pm

Octogenarian Drivers Rejoice: 15 MPH Limit In British "Eco Towns"

From the Ministry of Brilliant Ideas comes this doozy of a whopper of a notion: build ten new English "Eco Towns" to combat climate change. These town would provide 20,000 homes and—here's the rub—be largely devoid of automobiles. Let's set aside for a moment some of the obvious political footballs: building additional… » 3/27/08 1:30pm 3/27/08 1:30pm

Heathrow to get world's first Personal Rapid Transport system

London's Heathrow Airport is set to install the world's first Personal Rapid Transport system. The PRT is a fleet of 18 driverless pods for business passengers flying out of Terminal Five, with installation scheduled to be complete in less than two years. Traveling at up to 25mph, the pods will ferry passengers… » 12/18/07 1:30pm 12/18/07 1:30pm