Toyota's New Transit Idea Is Like a Bikeshare for Tiny Electric Cars

Small, weird-looking smartcars are nothing new; there are plenty of them on the road, especially in cities where space is at a premium. But Toyota has launched something that makes great use of its zippy 3-wheeled i-Road vehicles: a new car-sharing service that integrates with a city's existing transit system. » 9/12/14 5:01pm 9/12/14 5:01pm

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These 7 Bizarre Bus Stops Are All In the Same Tiny Austrian Town

Krumbach, a tiny, 1000-person village in Austrian, has some of the most avant-garde bus stops in the world. In exchange for a weeklong holiday in the village, seven architects designed bus stops that are alternately whimsical, weird, and dazzling. » 5/23/14 10:10am 5/23/14 10:10am

Belgrade Public Transportation Makes Your Sketchiest Bus Ride Normal

Belgrade: capital of Serbia and Yugoslavia before that, as well as host to the blue Danube and the last Grand Prix before the breakout of WWII. Its public transportation makes your sketchiest bus ride seem normal. » 5/15/14 10:08am 5/15/14 10:08am

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

Idiot Kid Jumps Out Of Moving Train On Video

Here's why you have to be an idiot to jump out of a moving train for no good reason, as (visually) explained by an idiot jumping out of a moving train for no good reason. » 3/14/14 11:00pm 3/14/14 11:00pm

Beautiful New Website Explores 100 Years of Grand Central's History

New York's Grand Central Terminal is one of the country's largest and busiest public transit structures, and now it has a new website that honors its outsize legacy. Based on the Grand by Design exhibition that was on display at the station last year, the website includes historical documents, videos, stories, and… » 2/16/14 3:42pm 2/16/14 3:42pm

What's Your Worst Experience With A Taxi Cab?

We've heard your ten worst DMV horror stories. We've heard your ten worst road trip horror stories. What about your taxi cab nightmares? » 12/16/13 11:35am 12/16/13 11:35am

Hero Bus Driver Stops to Save Woman from Jumping Off a Bridge

Buffalo bus driver Darnell "Big Country" Barton says he only did what he felt he was supposed to do when he stopped his bus to rescue a woman threatening to jump from an overpass above the Scajaquada Expressway. » 10/31/13 10:33am 10/31/13 10:33am

Fascist Brits Won't Even Let You Shampoo Your Junk On The Bus

You know the world has spun completely out of control when an innocent elderly man can no longer shampoo his semi-erect penis on a public bus. I mean, where are these people living, in the Nazi People's Republic Of Nofreedomistan? They're just genitals, people — they get shampoo'd. » 9/04/13 3:15pm 9/04/13 3:15pm

San Francisco MTA Utility Box Becomes Portal To Glimpse A Utopia

Well, it's not exactly my Utopia, since I don't see any cars in there, but still, artist Mona Caron did quite a fine job with her Manifestation Station mural on this MTA utility box. It's right at the intersection of Church St. and Duboce Ave. if you'd like to check it out. » 8/19/13 5:45pm 8/19/13 5:45pm

Do You Find Yourself 'Driving Light'?

You've seen all those statistics on people driving less. There hasn't really been an umbrella term for the idea of people cutting back on car use, and relying on different kinds of transportation. Until now. » 8/05/13 10:21am 8/05/13 10:21am

Commuters Unite to Push Entire Train Car Off Trapped Passenger

Train officials at Japan Railway's Minami-Urawa station were joined this morning by some 40 commuters eager to help push a 70,000 pound train car off a trapped passenger. » 7/22/13 4:35pm 7/22/13 4:35pm

The World's Ten Worst Public Transit Systems

If you think your city has a terrible public transport network, visit these places and see what they're dealing with. Here are the ten worst systems out there according to our readers. » 7/03/13 11:13am 7/03/13 11:13am

Feds Shut Down Hazardous Hole-Filled Chinatown Bus Line

In a move that confirmed everything you've always suspected about Chinatown bus lines, the Feds shut down the Lucky Star bus service operating between Boston and NYC today, labeling their operation as an "imminent hazard." » 6/06/13 5:21pm 6/06/13 5:21pm

Car Brand Loved By Liberals Mocks Subway Smells, Bums and Safety

Liberals love Subaru cars. In certain woodsy towns filled with wealthy former hippies, Subarus have long been the default automobile. So why is the company now mocking public transportation, the most hallowed of elite coastal liberal institutions? » 5/10/13 1:58pm 5/10/13 1:58pm

Cop Yanks Suicidal Man Off Metro Tracks at Last Possible Second

A Colombian police officer was in the right place at the exact moment a Medellin man decided to end his life by jumping in front of an oncoming Metro train. » 4/23/13 2:34pm 4/23/13 2:34pm

All Of Boston Is Shut Down As Police Search For Bombing Suspect

Public transportation ground to a halt in Boston this morning and parts of the city have been effectively shut down as authorities continued a massive manhunt for the man suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon and in the fatal shooting of a police officer last night. » 4/19/13 8:56am 4/19/13 8:56am