MTA Union: De Blasio Is Treating Us Like Criminals for Maiming Children

The men and women of New York's transit workers union are inheriting the worst impulses of their friends at the NYPD. After a city bus driver was arrested last week for running over a 15-year-old girl in a crosswalk—delivering injuries so serious that she may lose her leg—the union complained that the city was … » 2/20/15 2:31pm 2/20/15 2:31pm

Why Are These Massive Cargo Ships Trapped at 29 U.S. Ports?

You've probably read about it, even if it didn't really register. Something about a backlog. Something about unions. Imports and exports. Now the dispute that's paralyzing 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast has the potential to affect all of us—and to empty the shelves in countless stores. » 2/19/15 5:24pm 2/19/15 5:24pm

A New Glimpse Into the Gigantic Construction Project Hidden Below NYC

What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America's greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task » 12/18/14 4:57pm 12/18/14 4:57pm

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

Helmet-Cam Video Shows How Much It Sucks to Get Doored on Your Bike

Getting doored—that is, having a driver or passenger open a car's door into you as you ride by—is a constant, looming threat for urban cyclists. The point-of-view video above, shot near New York City's Union Square, shows exactly what it's like when it happens, but the real drama comes after the crash. » 9/12/14 12:38pm 9/12/14 12:38pm

This London bus stop is made entirely from 100,000 Lego bricks

An entire Lego bus stop built to Transport for London specifications has been constructed in London's Regent Street—right in front of a toy store, of course. The route signs, the windows, even the seats are made of Lego bricks! » 6/20/14 5:02pm 6/20/14 5:02pm

Explore London's Tube In 3D With This Hypnotic Real-Time Map

Back in June, London’s transit corporation decided to release all of its information about bus and train departures to the public. That way, administrators probably figured, eager developers could use that data to build better transit apps. But the move has also resulted in some pretty interesting creative projects,… » 8/21/13 11:28am 8/21/13 11:28am

Our Hyperloop Liveblog Starts Right Right Now

In just a few minutes, Elon Musk will finally reveal his plans for the Hyperloop, a revolutionary transit system that's capable of getting you from downtown Los Angeles to downtown San Francisco in 30 minutes flat. At 5 pm, he'll hold a conference call to explain Hyperloop in detail. And we're going to liveblog the… » 8/12/13 4:16pm 8/12/13 4:16pm

Sleek and Sexy Bus Concepts from the Future that Never Was

Our mass transit future looked much cooler in the mid-20th century, with these slick bus designs. Just imagine taking to the roads in these retrofuturistic buses. » 7/07/13 6:13pm 7/07/13 6:13pm

Four Glamorous New Penn Station Designs (That We Shouldn't Build Yet)

This year, for the first time since it was built in 1968, Madison Square Garden’s operation permit is up for renewal. Which means that the fate of New York’s most-loathed transit clusterfuck, Penn Station, is also suddenly up for discussion. This week, four architecture firms presented sparkling, well-rendered… » 5/31/13 2:31pm 5/31/13 2:31pm

Eye-Poppingly Gorgeous Underground Stations from Around The World

The history of rapid-transit began 150 years ago, with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway in London in 1863. In the next century and a half, dozens of architects and engineers have worked on underground tunnels and stations. Some are abandoned now, but others are as good as new. Here are some of the most… » 5/21/13 5:27pm 5/21/13 5:27pm

Renderings Are Boring: A Pictorial Of The Woodward Streetcar Line

Metro Detroit never thought a transit system operating down the Woodward corridor was actually going to happen. Then it seemed possible. Then it fell apart. And then it was revived once everyone decided to stop putzing around. » 4/30/13 9:37am 4/30/13 9:37am

The New Ford Transit WIll Probably Come With A 3.2-liter I5 Diesel

The Ford Motor Company rumor mill has been churning. We had heard that in addition to the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, the Transit cargo van might be getting a diesel offering of some sort. » 9/07/12 4:40pm 9/07/12 4:40pm

Ford Transit And Transit Connect: The Future Of American Stalking

Goodbye, beloved Econoline, hello Ford Transit. Dearborn's new line of workhorse vans is debuting today... in Europe, but will be on these shores soon. No more being confused by European Transits, these are Built Ford Tough for the North American market. » 9/06/12 8:25am 9/06/12 8:25am

The New Euro Ford Transit Custom Van Can Swallow A Huge Load

What you spy here is the still-not-quite-for-Americans cargo twin of the Ford Tourneo Custom shown earlier this year in Geneva. It's for moving stuff. Lots of stuff. Why do you have so much stuff? You must be a hoarder. » 4/17/12 6:01pm 4/17/12 6:01pm

Ford Tourneo Custom Concept: A Fancy Van For Europeans

Look at this image of the Geneva-bound Ford Tourneo Concept once. Mull it over. Then forget it. Unless you live in Europe and you're in the market for a small van it doesn't matter to you. Ford is killing the E-series to replace it with a Transit van, but it's not this one. » 2/21/12 6:01pm 2/21/12 6:01pm

Ford officially kills E-series/Econoline, replaces with Transit van

Ford announced today that the evergreen E-series Econoline will be replaced in 2013 with the European Transit van. The new full-size vans will be built in Ford's Kansas City plant, and will possibly debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Say farewell to the E-Series — the era of the T-conoline is now upon us. » 12/07/11 3:00pm 12/07/11 3:00pm

Offroad Ford Transit van questions need for four-wheel drive

This Irish Ford Transit ventures where four by fours fear to tread. It's also a healthy reminder: There's nothing you can do with a nice Jeep that you can't do with an old van and a bunch of friends to push when you get stuck. » 12/02/11 1:00pm 12/02/11 1:00pm

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

Bus driver found dead after idling for five hours

A New Jersey Transit driver was found dead in his bus after it was parked, empty and idling, at a corner for five hours. No one seemed to notice the bus that never moved or the deceased driver. » 8/01/11 1:15pm 8/01/11 1:15pm