December 20, 2018, 5am PST
Brooklyn N and R trains can now move at faster top speeds, but only when there aren’t stopped trains ahead.
November 9, 2018, 5am PST
The Save Safe Seconds program is testing the beleaguered subway system's signal timers.
October 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Both cities have aging transit systems in need of major repairs. Chicago’s approach has helped turn the system around while New York is still grappling with its issues.
October 21, 2018, 5am PDT
When the line shuts down for repairs next year, an uptick in cycling is expected. Infrastructure improvements will make this shift easier and could promote biking well into the future.
October 17, 2018, 11am PDT
The computer-driven trains will start up again next year with the goal of improving riders’ experiences.
March 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
Commitment gets tested when a dedicated urbanist, transit rider, and L.A. County planner is relocate to a suburban office. Clement Lau shares his thoughts about the good and the bad of riding an L.A. Metro bus.
January 2, 2018, 10am PST
The New York Times devotes feature-length coverage to the soaring costs of subway construction in New York City, where the cost of construction has reached as high as seven times the average around the world.
August 25, 2017, 5am PDT
Guinness World Records is on the line.
June 16, 2017, 5am PDT
If a new online cartoon for The New Yorker were a real calendar, we'd expect it would sell more copies than Playgirl and find itself spread across dart boards in all five boroughs.
June 9, 2017, 9am PDT
Public transit has always been a good place to catch up on some pleasure reading, but now the New York MTA and the New York Public Library have taken their synergy to new levels.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 20, 2017, 7am PST
A new study from the University of Surrey produced counterintuitive results about the relative pollution levels of commuters around London.
June 11, 2016, 11am PDT
The first "New York City Mobility Report" released under the leadership of New York Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg finds two sides of transit coin.
August 21, 2015, 2pm PDT
When it comes to the Census, the term "alternative transportation" makes perfect sense. Eric Jaffe looks at the 15 metropolitan areas with the lowest auto commuting and describes the most popular alternatives.
June 28, 2015, 9am PDT
One of the suggestions in Mayor Bill de Blasio's OneNYC citywide plan is nothing new: an oft-proposed subway extension down Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. Some question whether the area's relatively low density warrants such an expense.
March 22, 2015, 5am PDT
The $2.50 subway fare is set to rise by a quarter, but will service improve? This New York Times article focuses on problems plaguing the 110-year-old New York subway (second oldest after Boston's), but fares are increasing for all MTA services.
May 4, 2014, 5am PDT
New York City is lagging behind cities like London, Paris, and Tokyo in implementing Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC). A recent report provides recommendations on how to speed up the process.
April 5, 2014, 5am PDT
An interactive map featuring a combination of ESRI's Story Maps, Yelp, and TripAdvisor posts shows ten popular subway systems as rated by transit riders.
March 7, 2014, 9am PST
It's been available since September 2013, but news of the "Mini Metro' subway layout game recently hit the web. Finally, a test for all those armchair enthusiasts who think they can make the trains run on time.
March 2, 2014, 5am PST
Twenty years after the movie Speed, which took place on the Big Blue Bus, Metro rail system, and other transit facilities, Keanu Reeves and crew might not recognize L.A.'s current transit system. L.A. County planner Clement Lau surveys the changes.
February 17, 2014, 10am PST
A recent guerrilla campaign designed to ease train-to-train transfer on the New York subway displeased both the MTA and regular commuters.