For many coming to New York City, the available entry is the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT). However, if a traveler seeks the charm of a grand entrance, they will be greatly disappointed. The PABT is considered, colloquially, to be a hall of unfathomable nightmares. As one Yelp! reviewer put it:
This guy in India must be a superhero because he has superhuman strength and gravity breaking balance. Just check out this video of him carrying a motorcycle on top of his head and then climbing ladder so he can put the bike on top of the bus.
When patience is short and waits are long, squeezing onto the bus becomes a mad, lawless scramble. And that won't do if your buses have to transport 100,000 passengers a day, like Vancouver's extremely busy 99 line. So transportation planners got out a camera and some tape—you can watch the results in this transfixing…
If you're in the unenviable position of having to traverse the country by bus or train, you better make sure this map is on your phone.
Oh, bus stop ads: so often a target for vandals and bored commuters. But here's a clever ad that invites you to deface it. Underneath an unassuming black-and-white ad for a museum exhibition is a whole world of hidden art.
Houston struggles to save the Astrodome, London vows to make biking safer, L.A. sees light rail successes, and San Francisco mounts a shitty campaign for its sewers. It's Christmastime in the city for this week's urban reads.
If you thought things couldn't get any worse for the unsuspecting participants in Carnival Cruise's new Lord of the Flies at sea program, you've underestimated the excessively vengeful god they've angered. Just as they were finally on their way home and ready to start their lives over, the ex-hostages found…
Several Internet bargain hunters wanting to visit Vegas on the cheap found out the hard way that some deals are just too good to be true.
Smokin' hot driver aside—you ain't got the scratch for a plane, or even your own ride, so you're still stuck in this festering aluminum shoe box known as a Greyhound bus for the next 16 God-forsaken hours.
Smartphones and tablets are supposed to be mobile devices, but the freedom to watch movies on the go is apparently lost on many people.
Julie Kim wondered what would happen if you placed a coffee table, stack of newspapers and a cheery vase of flowers at an LA bus stop. Secretly filming them, she found that people actually engaged with one another.
I long for the day that London's public-transport actually works, but short of that I'll just long for the day Google rolls this update out globally. People of Boston, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco—you're in luck.
If you go to Pakistan and plan to take the bus, remember to bring a bike helmet and gloves—unless you are into eating bugs. [Thanks Karl!]
I was sitting in a storefront on the coldest night so far this year, light snow coming down, waiting for a Chinatown bus to New York that was already a half-hour late. Not where you'd expect to buy an iPhone, but...
The NYC MTA has been using a vintage, 1950's era bus (and train) on some select routes. No, it's not because the budget deficit is that bad, instead it's a neat throwback gesture by the MTA for the holiday season.
In-car DVD players are useful for placating a kid or two in the backseat, but how do you keep a bus full of adults preoccupied? Try this fully restored vintage movie theater on wheels.
Normally, I'd call this an insane idea that'll never happen, but apparently it's going to: China is building gigantic buses that ride over traffic rather than with it, allowing it to skip gridlock entirely. Ho-kay.
One of London's most famous icons got retired in 2005 to international dismay—the Routemaster bus. Seen on the roads since 1956, they were replaced by bendy-buses that almost everyone despises. Until now! Meet the new Routemaster.
I regularly pull extra-hard on bus handles, quietly flexing my biceps (and triceps, if possible), sneaking in a small work-out on my way across town. Designer Junjie Zhang has dreamed up a way to generate power from doing just that.