Articles tagged “metro”

Washington, D.C. Subway Failures Hobble Tourism

Washington, D.C. Subway Failures Hobble Tourism

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press

The Washington, D.C. Metro, the U.S.’ second-busiest mass transit system, was the nation's best-run subway a mere 15 years ago. Its fall from grace hurts tourism because the city groans under the burden of car and bus traffic.

6 months ago

Elon Musk Wants to Invest in Underground Transit

Elon Musk Wants to Invest in Underground Transit

Elaine Ou, Bloomberg

New York's subway system saw dozens of catastrophes over the years, but New York also has the only transit system in the country that can compete with world-class systems abroad.

1 year ago

Direct Rail Connection Between LAX and Downtown Approved

Direct Rail Connection Between LAX and Downtown Approved

Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times

Providing seamless connection from airport to city centers is considered standard today, making the decision more of a necessity than an innovation in the current competitive landscape.

4 years ago

Global Travelers Willing to Trade Privacy for Smarter Transit Tools

Global Travelers Willing to Trade Privacy for Smarter Transit Tools

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Many travelers are already unknowingly sharing data on the road so taking control of that data and maximizing its benefit is a smart move that will gain popularity as mobile, data-informed planning become easier to access and understand.

4 years ago

Paris Politician Wants to Turn Abandoned Metro Stations Into Attractions

Paris Politician Wants to Turn Abandoned Metro Stations Into Attractions

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This would be Paris' High Line: Flooded by tourists but still loved by locals.

4 years ago

Newark Airport Is Getting a Second Rail Line Into New York City

Newark Airport Is Getting a Second Rail Line Into New York City

Associated Press

Any traveler who had the pleasure of dealing with NJ Transit over Super Bowl weekend will no doubt like the prospect of an alternative rail line to Newark Airport.

4 years ago

Los Angeles Expands Rail Network, But Forgets Critical Link to LAX

Los Angeles Expands Rail Network, But Forgets Critical Link to LAX

Justin Pritchard, Associated Press

A public transit growth is a positive step for congested LA, but adding a link to the airport would boost travel and benefit locals and visitors alike.

4 years ago

Melbourne Metro Extends ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ Campaign With Plush Toys

Melbourne Metro Extends ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ Campaign With Plush Toys

Ann-Christine Diaz, Ad Age

Melbourne Metro knows its "Dumb Ways To Die" campaign will live on, now that the furry, huggable critter version will be making it into retail outlets. It isn't often that a rail line has to ponder brand integrity and adorable piranhas simultaneously.

4 years ago

Cute Posters Remind Tokyo Metro Riders to Be Nice

Cute Posters Remind Tokyo Metro Riders to Be Nice

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Transit riders in cities worldwide need these common sense reminders, but not all cities are smart or design-savvy enough to highlight the practices in such an approachable way.

5 years ago

Metro-North Railroad President Expected to Step Down After Deadly December Crash

Metro-North Railroad President Expected to Step Down After Deadly December Crash

Reuters

Metro-North has to show the federal government that it's making real changes and instating a new president is one of the clearest signs that change is underway.

5 years ago

D.C. Metro Unveils New Cars to Replace Units Running Since Rail Debut in 1976

D.C. Metro Unveils New Cars to Replace Units Running Since Rail Debut in 1976

Associated Press

The Metro's antiquated cars (and carpets) are only part of the problem; its infrastructure needs a major expansion to handle rapidly increasing ridership.

5 years ago

Saudi Arabia Builds $22.5 Billion Metro in Riyadh to Curb Oil Consumption

Saudi Arabia Builds $22.5 Billion Metro in Riyadh to Curb Oil Consumption

Reuters

It's the longest metro rail system currently under construction and in addition to giving women and city dwellers a cheap mode of transit, it is also expected to cut down oil consumption, create jobs, and diversify the economy by 2019.

5 years ago