September 15, 2010, 12pm PDT
The 2004 Olympics in Athens burdened the city with underutilized venues and deep debt. But the event also vastly improved pedestrian and public transportation.
September 10, 2010, 6am PDT
A new report from the Los Angeles transit authority shows that construction of a new subway connecting the west side of the city would cause only a small reduction in car traffic.
August 30, 2010, 2pm PDT
Using five examples, this piece from <em>The New York Times</em> looks at how small problems can lead to huge issues in America's aging infrastructure.
August 7, 2010, 9am PDT
The current norm of commuting, which happens all at once and too often by car, is placing too much stress on our infrastructure, our resources and even our emotional health. Melissa Lafsky reports how the structure of our workdays could be changed.
August 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
New transit facilities attract lots of foot traffic, but while the facility is being built the construction clutter drives potential customers away. A new program in Minneapolis attempts to preserve local businesses through the debris.
July 6, 2010, 2pm PDT
This feature from <em>New York</em> magazine looks at the increasingly attractive option of introducing more bus rapid transit lines into New York City.
July 2, 2010, 2pm PDT
This video shows a slide installed on a staircase leading down to a subway station in Berlin, making it quick an easy to catch the train on time.
June 24, 2010, 1pm PDT
Jarett Walker finds out how many people can recognize north in the subway. The survey is used to explain the distinction between narrative and spatial navigation, which appear to be the two predominant forms of human navigation.
June 1, 2010, 10am PDT
Officials in Beijing are planning to build 21 more rail and subways lines by the year 2020.
May 20, 2010, 11am PDT
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> columnist David Lazarus offers broad suggestions for fixing public transit in L.A.
April 24, 2010, 11am PDT
Graphic designer Jay Shells has created a set of 10 official-looking posters suggesting better etiquette in the New York City subway. Suggestions include not wiping barbecue sauce on pole and not clipping your fingernails on the train.
March 31, 2010, 6am PDT
Recent attacks in the Moscow subway system highlight concerns in New York City, where a closed circuit security camera system still has many gaps.
March 16, 2010, 2pm PDT
The historic Angel's Flight funicular reopened yesterday, as Mayor Villaraigosa announces his vision to transform Los Angeles' transit system in 10 years.
March 8, 2010, 5am PST
The city of Toronto's public transit system has been plagued by dysfunctional service and rider complaints. Officials are looking to Philadelphia for lessons on improving their troubled system.
February 11, 2010, 8am PST
The winner of the SHIFTboston Ideas Competition is a proposal to turn the unused Tremont Street Subway tunnel under Boston Common into a network of underground cultural venues.
February 1, 2010, 8am PST
A new luxury hotel with subway access on the ground floor has opened in L.A., creating what Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne sees as a bizarre mix of vanity and transit.
December 8, 2009, 2pm PST
Check out these photos from the most appealing subway stations around the world - from the ultra modern in Barcelona to the cave-like tunnels in Stockholm.
November 25, 2009, 2pm PST
Because of the abundance of social interaction and diverse clientele, subways have long been the sites of sociological experiments to understand human behavior.
November 25, 2009, 7am PST
The DC Metro has seen nine suicides this year, up from two in each of the last two years.
September 9, 2009, 11am PDT
Citywide metro rail service is set to begin operations today in Dubai. The system will start out with ten operational stations, but eventually include 47 stops along 70 kilometers of track.