"Totally Urbanized" Dog Takes Bus to the Park All by Herself

A Seattle dog, sick of waiting around for her owner, has learned to ride public transit by herself. Eclipse the black lab knows how to catch the D Line by her apartment, ride for 3 or stops, and hop off at a dog park near Downtown. » 1/13/15 10:50am 1/13/15 10:50am

These Ten Cities Have The Best Public Transit In The World

Public transportation can be the bane of your existence. But it doesn't have to be. These ten cities prove that sometimes public transportation doesn't have to be totally awful. » 7/25/14 11:00am 7/25/14 11:00am

What's Your Worst Experience On Public Transit?

Every so often, as I offer another sacrifice to the New York City Rat Diety to spare me on another subway ride, I realize that not everyone may enjoy public transit as much as I do. » 4/03/14 11:30am 4/03/14 11:30am

A Gift Guide for the Transit-Obsessed

This one's for the people who give you more reliable subway directions than HopStop, who can describe to you, in detail, the metro map in any given city, and who want to ride the bus "just because." These transportation-themed gifts will fare well for any and all overzealous public transit enthusiasts in your life.… » 12/05/13 2:40pm 12/05/13 2:40pm

Incredible Ways People Deal with Overloaded Transit Systems in Asia

Overcrowded public transit systems are a fact of daily life around the world. But in many Asian countries, dealing with them has become something of an art form. In these photos, you'll see the creative ways that people cope with crowding on buses, trains, boats, and more. » 9/03/13 2:52pm 9/03/13 2:52pm

New York Kid With World's Longest Commute Gets New Apartment And…

New York City student Santiago Munoz spends five hours a day commuting to and from high school, recognized by the United Nations as the longest school commute in the world. Now the NY Housing Authority is giving his family a closer apartment, but his commute still takes around three hours. » 3/19/13 4:42pm 3/19/13 4:42pm

How Can I Make My Commute Suck Less?

Dear Lifehacker,
I have a long commute. Traffic makes it much longer. It's incredibly boring and I'm sitting down for hours, and I heard somewhere (everywhere) that sitting is going to kill me. How can I make my commute suck less? » 9/18/12 1:39pm 9/18/12 1:39pm

GM apologizes for saying bikes suck

Bicycling enthusiasts across the country started shouting at General Motors on Monday over this ad in several college newspapers pitching GM discounts as a way to avoid the suckitude of biking places. Within hours, GM apologized and promised changes. Here's why it's so sensitive. » 10/12/11 12:30pm 10/12/11 12:30pm

Watch a bus driver get his paperwork done with hands-free steering

If distracted driving causes problems for everyday commuters, imagine the challenges for those wheelmen who have to drive a set route every blessed day. You'd be ready to fill out long forms while steering with your knees as well. » 7/29/11 10:00am 7/29/11 10:00am

BMW designing the ultimate public transit machine

Inspired by Top Gear, BMW's Designworks arm will develop new train cars for San Francisco's aging BART system that will go online in 2017, vowing "a premium ridership experience." So that's how they're going to move those X5 GTs. » 7/18/11 3:00pm 7/18/11 3:00pm

Google Maps Transit Beta Lets You Know When To Get Off the Bus

In 400 cities around the world, Android users are now able to download the new Google Maps 5.7 with a deeper public transit navigation. The app will let you know which stop you're at and when to get off. » 7/06/11 3:15pm 7/06/11 3:15pm

Korean CNG Bus Explosion Caught On Camera

A compressed natural gas-powered bus exploded Monday and injured 17 while waiting at a traffic light in Seoul, South Korea. The CNG tank ruptured, tearing the bus apart and shattering nearby windows. The whole incident was capture on video below. » 8/11/10 12:00pm 8/11/10 12:00pm

Pace Bus On The Race Track: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

When we showed up at the race track for the Yeehaw It's Texas 24 Hours Of LeMons last weekend, the LeMons Supreme Court spotted an Orion II with TARC markings in the paddock. We knew right away: Pace Bus! » 10/31/09 1:00pm 10/31/09 1:00pm

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

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Minibuses Are Awesome

Why are we randomly showing you pictures of European Sprinter vans? Because Mercedes Sprinter Vans are awesome. Bigger and mightier than the standard Sprinter is the Sprinter Minibus line, which offers seating configurations for uses as varied as hospice transport to urban people moving. Our personal favorite is the… » 4/03/08 3:00pm 4/03/08 3:00pm

London Time Contour Maps Help You Decide Between Tube And Triumph

If you haven't figured it out yet, some of us are big fans of clever cartography. We were therefore quite pleased when we came upon a cache of maps designed by the folks at mySociety that show the relationship between time and distance from certain points in London. The time contour maps let you know how quickly you… » 1/24/08 12:15pm 1/24/08 12:15pm

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… » 8/14/07 1:00pm 8/14/07 1:00pm

San Francisco Transit Wonks Shoot Selves in Foot



Arguing about the problems with Sucka Free transit can be likened to fourteen year-olds debating which of Iron Maiden's 1980s lighting rigs were the coolest. (We're voting for Somewhere on Tour if there's an official record.) Board of Supervisors honcho Aaron Peskin has posited that "Voters will have to ask… » 8/06/07 4:30pm 8/06/07 4:30pm

Bloomberg's Subways and Suburbans

NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking flak for making part of his much-ballyhooed subway ride to work in a chauffeured Suburban. His people pick him at home and drive him twenty blocks down to 59th Street, where he picks up an express train to City hall. Still, compared to Antonio Villaraigosa's trouble of late or our… » 8/02/07 5:45pm 8/02/07 5:45pm