These Gorgeous Photos Show How New York City Builds A Subway Station

New York City's construction of the long-awaited 2nd Avenue subway is well underway, and last time we saw the tunnels being built. After the tunnels are bored, though, the city needs to build the stations along the route. These photos show the new 86th Street subway stop under construction, and they're nothing short of … » 1/19/14 11:39am 1/19/14 11:39am

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. Just… » 12/05/13 3:19pm 12/05/13 3:19pm

NYC's MTA Finds Unexpected $1.9 Billion, Still Raising Fares Of Course

This week it emerged that New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the city's transportation system, discovered it accidentally had an extra $1,900,000,000 on hand. Oops. No matter, though! They're still raising fares 15% over the next three years, because of course they are. » 9/29/13 5:27pm 9/29/13 5:27pm

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

100 Simple Yet Smart Ways To Improve The NYC Subway

I'm speaking from personal experience only, but the New York City Subway can be a pretty terrible place to be. It's smelly, noisy, and the stations are often damp and boiling in the summer. It doesn't have to be that way though. It can be better. It can change. And the fixes aren't difficult. » 8/04/13 2:30pm 8/04/13 2:30pm

Watch What Subways Looked Like 100 Years Ago

You can tell from the construction of New York City's new 7 train extension that building subways is no easy task. That makes it all the more impressive that subways were up and running 100 years ago. And even more amazingly, they don't even look all that different. » 7/20/13 10:33am 7/20/13 10:33am

The Ten Worst People on the Subway

It's hot. The subways are crowded. People are peevish, sweating, and on edge. At times like this— when the social fabric of the city seems to hang by the thinnest of threads—it's important to relax, take a deep breath, and contemplate exactly who you hate in this godforsaken underground tunnel maze, and why. » 7/10/13 2:18pm 7/10/13 2:18pm