Articles tagged “subways”

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.

3 days ago

New York’s Growing Economy Calls for Airport and Train Upgrades

New York’s Growing Economy Calls for Airport and Train Upgrades

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

People won't like construction at JFK and Newark airports, nor will they like suspended late-night subway service, but guess what? New York has bigger sustainability problems on its hands.

2 months ago

Airport-Style Body Scanners Tested in Los Angeles Subway System

Airport-Style Body Scanners Tested in Los Angeles Subway System

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

Officials in Los Angeles say the machines can scan about 600 people per hour in a bid to detect mass casualty threats. It seems like a great move if the system is effective.

5 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.

11 months ago

NYC Subways to Expand Wireless Services to 40 More Stations

NYC Subways to Expand Wireless Services to 40 More Stations

Bloomberg

New York City has an ambitious plan to get wireless service to all 277 underground stations by 2017, and by that time we will take it all for granted.

3 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

Osaka’s Subway May Be Worse than Tokyo’s But the Public May Be Able to Change That

Osaka’s Subway May Be Worse than Tokyo’s But the Public May Be Able to Change That

Shigeru Sato and Emi Urabe, Bloomberg

It sounds as though Osaka needs to fix its subway, but privatization isn't necessarily the answer.

4 years ago