On Saturday, 6 June, I finished my goal of riding the entire Metro-North network—and had a fun, adventurous day with my daughter to boot.
The United States Census Bureau released an infographic with transit statistics from its 2013 American Community Survey.
It's time for a single, unified fare structure and common ticketing for transit across the New York City region.
An animated GIF map of the New York City Subway's history is very cool, but it's missing at least one small piece.
A beautiful time lapse of the metro in Naples, Italy.
A recent report by the Straphangers Campaign included a sobering figure: the MTA has a debt greater than the debt of 30 nations. But I wondered: what if we compared the MTA's debt to global GDPs. The answer is perhaps even more surprising.
Morgantown, West Virginia, a quaint college town nestled in the Appalachian hills, is home to one of the most unique rapid-transit systems in the world. Here's a timelapse of a ride I took on it in April 2012.
Washington, D.C., has grand plans for its grand transportation hub, Union Station. But will they get past financial and political hurdles? The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein examines the plans and the obstacles in an extensive online piece.
The world seems to think that electric cars are the magical solution to all the woes caused by overdependence on personal automobiles. But, as Planetizen's Brent Toderian points out, that's just not true. (And I would posit that the same arguments can be made about looking at self-driving cars as a panacea.)
The Obama administration has submitted a four-year transportation proposal to Congress which, among other things, improves the highway/transit funding split to 75/25, allocates nearly $5 billion annually for high-speed rail, and plugs the hole in the almost-out-of-money Highway Trust Fund.