Watch This Swarm Of Japanese Workers Sink A Subway Line In One Night

Railway workers in Tokyo were proud of their latest accomplishment. They had created a new subway line to replace the old above-ground line. There was only one problem – they had to shove a portion of the old line underground to make it all work. So they decided to do the entire thing in just one night. » 11/19/14 4:35pm Wednesday 4:35pm

One Of The Best Transportation Museums Ever Is Now On Google Streetview

The New York City Transit Museum is, hands down, one of the best transportation museums in the world. Okay, so there aren't any cars inside, but there is probably the most immaculate, most pristine, most beautiful subway car collection ever. And if you're not in New York, you can now tour it on Google Streetview. » 10/28/14 8:50pm 10/28/14 8:50pm

Will I Get Ebola On The Subway? A Breathless Explainer

Ebola is spreading rapidly throughout America, as two nurses who helped a disease-stricken man in Dallas are generally reported to be doing okay and have not infected anyone else. And one doctor in New York has it. Clearly, this is a time for mass panic. You can get Ebola nowhere everywhere, and definitely not on the… » 10/24/14 12:12pm 10/24/14 12:12pm

This Timeline Is Total Proof That Cars And Trains Are Both 'Automobiles'

The story most people know about the origin of the car is wrong. The real story is, of course, much more complex and muddy, and is inexorably tied to the development of trains. Automobiles — self-propelled machines — really should refer to both trains and cars, and I think I know how the timeline should look. » 7/25/14 3:42pm 7/25/14 3:42pm

The Busiest Railroad In North America Is About To Go On Strike

As someone who did it, I can easily say that commuting every day on the Long Island Rail Road is a particularly hellish experience. But it's about to get a lot worse, because Long Island Rail Road workers are planning to go on strike. Meaning the busiest railroad in North America is going to come to a halt. » 7/15/14 11:28am 7/15/14 11:28am

These Automatically-Reversing Seats On Japanese Trains Are The Best

Everyone! Hey everyone! It's official. As in, I, me, have just declared these automatically-reversing seats on a Japanese train to be the new Best Thing Ever. Why hasn't America, home of achievements like the iPad and the Apollo program and the KFC Double Down, not thought of this??? » 7/14/14 12:43am 7/14/14 12:43am