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… » 2/02/14 4:28pm 2/02/14 4:28pm

A New York City Transit Map Custom-Made for the Super Bowl

With the Super Bowl now less than two months away—Groundhog Day!—the disparate mass transit organizations around New York City are gearing up for more than 400,000 new visitors. And what do out of towners always need in New York? They need maps. Beautiful, useful maps. » 12/10/13 3:00pm 12/10/13 3:00pm

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

Sleek and Sexy Bus Concepts from the Future that Never Was

Our mass transit future looked much cooler in the mid-20th century, with these slick bus designs. Just imagine taking to the roads in these retrofuturistic buses. » 7/07/13 1:00pm 7/07/13 1:00pm

This is the Toyota of escalators

Thanks to geography, Washington D.C.'s subway system has more escalators — 588 — than any other system in North America. Which also means D.C. has more broken escalators, such as this one that experienced runaway Toyota-itis last fall. H/T Demon-Xanth! » 2/28/11 5:15pm 2/28/11 5:15pm

Chinese To Revolutionize Cities With Traffic-Straddling Bus

Cars, buses, subways, and trains; Pretty much the extent of high-speed publicly-accessible mass transit. Now the Chinese have dreamt up a new mixed-up alternative, the traffic-straddling bus. It rides above roads, with cars passing beneath and costing little to implement. » 8/03/10 9:30am 8/03/10 9:30am

London Underground Trains Displayed In Real-Time

Programmer Matthew Somerville has created a clever little map displaying the approximate whereabouts of every train in the London Underground in real time. » 6/22/10 10:30am 6/22/10 10:30am

Rush Limbaugh: "We Need Segregated Buses"

Popular AM-radio personality Rush Limbaugh wants civil rights set back at least fifty years, saying "we need segregated buses" in "Obama's America" after an Illinois bus fight between black and white students police say wasn't racially motivated. [obviously biased MediaMatters] » 9/17/09 3:00pm 9/17/09 3:00pm

NYC Taxi Crashes Into 72nd Street Subway Station

A yellow-cab SUV jumped the curb and struck the subway entrance at West 72nd Street and Broadway on Manhattan's Upper West Side just before 4 p.m. today in an incident of uncomfortable-transportation on uncomfortable-transportation violence. (Hat tip to Allison!) » 8/18/09 4:45pm 8/18/09 4:45pm

Why No One Drives In Manhattan

Yes, the New York subway is slow, crowded, and abrasive. But it would take 167 lanes of traffic to match its capacity, and we'd have to pave the East River to park. [Frumin.net] » 8/13/09 2:30pm 8/13/09 2:30pm

Two Disney World Monorails Collide, Driver Killed

Two monorails collided on Sunday at the Disney World park in Orlando. Witnesses say a single train was stopped at the Ticket and Transport Center when a second train rammed it from the rear. » 7/06/09 9:00am 7/06/09 9:00am

Pay Attention To This Bus Stop Ad Or It'll Beat This Woman

An Amnesty International anti-domestic abuse ad in a German bus stop is the first to use a camera to determine when someone is actually looking at it, allowing it to change the ad content as needed. » 7/03/09 9:00am 7/03/09 9:00am

DC Metro Red Line Train Crash Leaves Nine Dead, 75 Injured

Yesterday's terrifying crash of an at-speed Red Line Metro train into a stopped Red Line train in Washington, DC left nine dead and 75 injured. A gallery from the scene below. Warning: a couple shots are somewhat gory. » 6/23/09 8:00am 6/23/09 8:00am

The New York City Subway Of 1948

Stumbling across this map of the New York City subway system from 1948 served as a cool reminder of what used to, and in some cases still does, lurk below the streets we drive on every day. » 6/12/09 6:20pm 6/12/09 6:20pm

Ground Force One: When The President Needs To Get Uptown Fast!

We've all seen Air Force One. We've even seen Marine One. Is this bus, seemingly shot somewhere in New York, auditioning for the role of "Ground Force One"? [via Mike Hudack] » 6/11/09 3:45pm 6/11/09 3:45pm

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… » 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