Update (2pm 1.13.2015): MTA officials are now saying that L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan may be down for years, while they repair the Canarsie Tunnel. Suddenly, this gondola plan sounds extra brilliant…
Sometimes it feels like all mass transit systems do is apologize for running behind schedule. New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority decided to create this video explainer for exactly why you were waiting so long for the L this morning. And they did it with cute 8-bit graphics.
In most parts of the world, cable cars are relegated to ski areas or amusement parks. But in South America, cities use the gondolas to navigate undulating terrain as public transportation. This fall, two more lines will open in Bolivia's La Paz-El Alto network, making it the longest urban cable car system in the world.
The waves of people taking the train to the Super Bowl and the security trying to screen them has created a disaster. Here's what it looks like in Secaucus.
It's almost time to pack your bag again, tuck some presents under your arm and find your way back to your family. You might take a plane, drive a car or ride a train. Some of you might just walk. But Dan Croll—he takes the Tube.
With the Super Bowl now less than two months away—Groundhog Day!—the disparate mass transit organizations around New York City are gearing up for more than 400,000 new visitors. And what do out of towners always need in New York? They need maps. Beautiful, useful maps.
The government has approved plans for a redesign of this Puerto Rican city, featuring a new mass transit system, new roads and intersections, and more beach access points. The biggest change? No cars allowed inside the city.
If you're tight for space on the subway and don't mind looking like a doofus on the street, Lutz's bicycle-cart saves you from owning a bike and a luggage roller. Bicycle by day, cart by later that day, the Carry-Bike is useful in both modes.