Subways

January 26, 2011, 5am PST
This debate from <em>China Daily</em> offers a point-counterpoint over whether Chinese cities should be embarking on major subway building projects.
China Daily
January 17, 2011, 12pm PST
A new 20-km metro line has just been completed in Delhi, India.
Railway Gazette International
January 6, 2011, 5am PST
A new video features urban explorer Steve Duncan as he adventures in the abandoned subway tunnels beneath New York City.
Wired
November 17, 2010, 1pm PST
Looking to capture $3 billion of federal funding from the now-defunct ARC tunnel, New York City is mulling an unexpected extension of the 7 line, reports Eliot Brown.
The Wall Street Journal
November 4, 2010, 6am PDT
103 artists form around the world have unveiled a massive collection of murals in New York City. But they're underground in abandoned subways stations, and you can't go see them.
The New York Times
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.
Next American City
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.
Los Angeles Times
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.
The New York Times
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.
Infrastructurist
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.
Next American City
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.
New York
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.
Chicago Now
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.
Human Transit
June 1, 2010, 10am PDT
Officials in Beijing are planning to build 21 more rail and subways lines by the year 2020.
Global Times
May 20, 2010, 11am PDT
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> columnist David Lazarus offers broad suggestions for fixing public transit in L.A.
Los Angeles Times
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.
Animal New York
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.
The New York Times
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.
True/Slant
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.
The Toronto Star
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.
Metropolis Magazine