1. borderline useful. 

    iamboz:morgenstern:

     
  2. Conversation with a MTA Train Operator
Q: Why quite often, and please don’t deny it happens, do I arrive in a station say on a local train, and the conductor clearly sees the local arriving, and instead of waiting 30 more seconds so passengers can make connections (and it can go either way local to express or express to local) slams the doors shut. And please, none of this keeping to the schedule.

A satisfying nytimes city room article. 

    Conversation with a MTA Train Operator

    Q: Why quite often, and please don’t deny it happens, do I arrive in a station say on a local train, and the conductor clearly sees the local arriving, and instead of waiting 30 more seconds so passengers can make connections (and it can go either way local to express or express to local) slams the doors shut. And please, none of this keeping to the schedule.

    A satisfying nytimes city room article. 

     
  3. smartercities:

Comparing  the Country’s Largest Public Transit Systems - Cities, Rethought - GOOD
Taking public transportation is one of the best way to combat congestion in our cities. But to encourage individuals to take mass transit, cities must invest to keep their transportation systems running efficiently and serving citizens’ needs. See how the country’s largest subway and rapid transit systems stack up in terms of how many riders they serve and how well they serve those riders.

    smartercities:

    Comparing the Country’s Largest Public Transit Systems - Cities, Rethought - GOOD

    Taking public transportation is one of the best way to combat congestion in our cities. But to encourage individuals to take mass transit, cities must invest to keep their transportation systems running efficiently and serving citizens’ needs. See how the country’s largest subway and rapid transit systems stack up in terms of how many riders they serve and how well they serve those riders.

     
  4. davereed:

Mobile Garden Rail Car To Be Tacked on To Chicago Transit System | treehugger

“The Mobile Garden concept dreamed up by artist Joe Baldwin just got the thumbs up from the Chicago Transit Authority. The plan is to add some green space to the transit system by transforming a rail car into a mobile garden boasting greenery and native species. The car will help commuters ‘visualize the possibilities for enhancing green space in the city,’”

Awesome!
via urbangreens: ninaprettyballerinaImage via Mobile Garden

Are we sure about this? Does Chicago have too much money?

    davereed:

    Mobile Garden Rail Car To Be Tacked on To Chicago Transit System | treehugger

    “The Mobile Garden concept dreamed up by artist Joe Baldwin just got the thumbs up from the Chicago Transit Authority. The plan is to add some green space to the transit system by transforming a rail car into a mobile garden boasting greenery and native species. The car will help commuters ‘visualize the possibilities for enhancing green space in the city,’”

    Awesome!

    via urbangreens: ninaprettyballerina
    Image via Mobile Garden

    Are we sure about this? Does Chicago have too much money?

     
  5. House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage
     
  6. The study found that houses with above-average Walk Scores commanded a premium. It was as much as $30,000 in cities like Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Sacramento and San Francisco…

     
  7. Interstate highways as subway map. (via jxnblk: Good)

    Interstate highways as subway map. (via jxnblkGood)

     
  8. fuckyeahsubways:

Dubai (via wrightrkuk)
     
  9. "there’s still a lot of work left before they are running up and down H Street and Benning Road." The city is busy working on laying the tracks for these two lines, but they aren’t expected to be up and running until 2012 at the earliest…
D.C.’s Streetcars Finally Being Shipped from Czech Republic - DCist

    "there’s still a lot of work left before they are running up and down H Street and Benning Road." The city is busy working on laying the tracks for these two lines, but they aren’t expected to be up and running until 2012 at the earliest…

    D.C.’s Streetcars Finally Being Shipped from Czech Republic - DCist

     
  10. NYC Subways Get LCD Screens Showing Every Train in Real Time - Subway - Gizmodo
     
  11. amtrak has a new website!
trip from washington to sacramento will still take 74 hours but will only cost $250.

    amtrak has a new website!

    trip from washington to sacramento will still take 74 hours but will only cost $250.

     
  12. Washington DC - my metro station
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    Washington DC - my metro station

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  13. Honda EV-N Concept
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    Honda EV-N Concept

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  14. The NYC Subway Ridership Map by Sha Wang is an interactive visualization that shows ridership levels for various subway lines.
ininfrastructurist: jschwa

    The NYC Subway Ridership Map by Sha Wang is an interactive visualization that shows ridership levels for various subway lines.

    ininfrastructuristjschwa