Tour the Crazily Complex Skeleton of NYC's Newest Subway Line

The Second Avenue Subway is more than 80 years in the making. Some said it would never be done. Yet, deep underneath Manhattan this spring, the final framework is being laid for a system that will carry millions of commuters through the city—and it looks downright primordial. » 3/04/14 3:46pm 3/04/14 3:46pm

NYC's Touchscreen Subway Maps Are Finally Here, and They're Amazing

New York subway riders first were promised futuristic touchscreen wayfinding maps a year ago. But the plan to install the futuristic infrastructure stalled as the design team took a step back to improve the hardware. Six months overdue, the first batch is finally live in Grand Central Station. They were worth the… » 2/12/14 11:47am 2/12/14 11:47am

The New York City Subway Was Never Really That Great

The most awkward ad campaigns are always the ones that know that whatever it is they're pitching is kind of crappy. Usually, they just try to hide the crappiest bit and move on from there, like in the case of the Porsche Panamera. In the New York City Subway's case, they straight up said it was bad. » 10/05/13 9:02am 10/05/13 9:02am

New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level from Half-Life

New York City's Metro Transit Authority is still plugging away on its giant project to bring the 7 train into far west Manhattan, and the scope of the construction is just as awe-inspiring as ever. The MTA just put out a crop of new pictures on Flickr, and we just can't help but see a slight comparison to a certain,… » 6/24/13 3:28pm 6/24/13 3:28pm

Dramatic Footage from the Aftermath of Friday's Metro-North Crash

A group of skaters hanging out at a skate shop in Bridgeport, Conn., got a first-row seat to the massive train derailment during Friday's rush hour that left 72 people injured. The video above features strong language, but also incredible footage of the massive track damage that occurred. » 5/19/13 5:25pm 5/19/13 5:25pm

How Two Irish Soccer Fans Survived Falling On The Tracks Last Night

If you fall onto the tracks, don't try and jump up, just go to the end of the platform and walk up the stairs. That's the unofficial word from the MTA, who also remind you that whatever the hell happens, don't jump in to try and save someone. » 6/11/12 10:30am 6/11/12 10:30am

The 485-ton machine that chewed through Manhattan

A massive steel worm with a bright patina of yellow paint covering its blade-edged face started its journey through Manhattan's Upper East Side on May 14th, 2010, chewing up 60 linear feet of earth each day. 17 months later, the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), stripped of its paint, has emerged — but now, instead of a… » 10/11/11 2:30pm 10/11/11 2:30pm

BART, As Usual, Gets Chumpy, SF Bay Universal Fare in Danger

While the distinction of the lamest public transit agency in the Bay Area may well have to be handed to Contra Costa County's County Connection and San Francisco's Muni is certainly the most notorious, BART totally wins the expensive crybaby prize. From worker strikes to fare hikes, the agency just can't seem to keep … » 8/14/07 1:00pm 8/14/07 1:00pm