September 7, 2009, 5am PDT
Turnstiles are coming to the Los Angeles subway. Some say the move will help raise revenue for the city's transit authority, given its recent increases in ridership.
Next American City
August 23, 2009, 11am PDT
Scheduled for completion in 2036, a 12.5 mile extension of Los Angeles' subway is progressing too slowly for some officials. That includes the city's mayor, who is hoping to pick up the pace.
Los Angeles Times
July 6, 2009, 10am PDT
The 96th Street Station of the New York Subway is a bustling, noisy place. Artists and MTA staff are hoping a sound installation of nature sounds will calm the urban scene.
The New York Times
March 27, 2009, 1pm PDT
The question is whether the burrowing machines can outrace China’s growing love affair with the automobile.
The New York Times
March 15, 2009, 11am PDT
This video takes a look at what may be the world's best subway system - Hong Kong's MTR. Riders hold shares in the public-private entity. And, as the video explains, it is profitable.
World Focus
February 2, 2009, 9am PST
The city of Toronto is considering a plan to fast-track the construction of a new downtown subway line.
The National Post
January 8, 2009, 11am PST
It will take more than two decades to expand Los Angeles' Subway to the Sea by 10 miles, according to an MTA timeline. The mayor's office and transit activists are pushing for it to get done more quickly.
Los Angeles Times
December 15, 2008, 1pm PST
Streetcars are a better option than Vancouver's proposed 2.8 billion subway, says Prof. Patrick Condon of the Design Centre for Sustainability at UBC.
The Globe and Mail
December 8, 2008, 7am PST
A proposal to run a light rail subway through central San Francisco passed environmental scrutiny at the federal level, green lighting the project to move forward. Now all the $1.3 billion project needs is some federal funding.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 26, 2008, 11am PDT
In a trial run starting in December, monitors in one New York City subway station will display the exact location of every train on the line, giving riders a more accurate idea about how long they'll have to wait for the next train.
The New York Times
September 5, 2008, 2pm PDT
Stinky trains may become a thing of the past in Berlin, where officials are sniff-testing new fragrances to mask the odors of public transit.
Der Spiegel