Two buses went up in flames in Rome on Tuesday, and they weren’t even the first such incidents this year. Or third. Or fifth. Or seventh. Nope, according to Reuters, the two buses were number nine and 10. Here’s what’s going on.
A month after an Uber-owned autonomous car struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, the ride-hailing giant is stepping back into the limelight to announce it wants to be everything. No, really. On Wednesday, the company announced it’s expanding a newly-acquired bike-sharing service, launching a new car-sharing…
The New York City subway’s array of problems—dysfunctional signals, relentless delays, overcrowded trains—is well-known, but the Village Voice has another premise to add to the list, and it makes a whole lot of sense: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the system, is literally running the…
The New York City subway system has continued to deteriorate, rankled by massive delays, misspent funds, and widespread claims of corruption. On Friday, the feds confirmed the corruption part by securing a 46 month sentence for a former employee who promised subway contractors future work in return for bribes.
Ride-hailing companies see themselves as a way to reduce the reliance on automobile ownership and a path forward to eliminate god-awful congestion. But a new study on the impact of companies like Uber and Lyft from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies offers a different outlook: Instead, it turns out,…
Building a futuristic hyperloop system won’t be cheap, so startup Hyperloop One’s surely feeling good today, after it announced billionaire Richard Branson had made an investment in its endeavor. And with that, the company’s rebranding to a not-clunky-whatsoever-name: Virgin Hyperloop One.
On Sunday, the president of ride-hailing company Lyft, John Zimmer, blogged a prediction that private car ownership would essentially be over in U.S. cities by 2025. The end of private ownership in cities is part of how he and the company view the future of U.S. transportation, and it sure sounds optimistic.
Perpetually-fucked Washington D.C. completely shut down the city’s Metrorail system today, essentially cutting off the majority of the people who travel to work in our nation’s capital on a daily basis. Meanwhile, D.C. area Uber ride-sharing app downloads shot up by 70 percent.
If you’ve ever spent any amount of time in Washington D.C. , you will likely have learned two things: one, there’s great Ethiopian food, and two, the city is irrevocably fucked. It’s about to get more than usual tomorrow, as the entire Metrorail system—all of it—will shut down the entire day.
New York City recently went from concrete jungle to the North Pole with skyscrapers, accumulating over 20 inches of snow in the midst of a major snowstorm. As a result, the state governor called for a cease-all on travel beginning later today.
As the world continues to grow, transportation infrastructure and country-country travel are forced to rapidly improve. But what’s at the top of the game?
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.
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.
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.
If you think you've had a bad cab ride, prepare to be humbled.
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.
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.
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.
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."