Americans Took A Record 10.7 Billion Public Transit Rides Last Year

Americans Took A Record 10.7 Billion Public Transit Rides Last Year

Does that headline make the hours you’ve spent taking public transit flash in front of your eyes? Because the fact that we took 10.7 billion public transit rides in 2013, the most since 1957, well that translates to billions of minutes. We did this together, everyone. [More]

Rush Hour Is Not The Best Time To Read The Paper If You’re The One Operating The Train

Rush Hour Is Not The Best Time To Read The Paper If You’re The One Operating The Train

Catching up on current events on your train ride is a great way to pass the time, but maybe not so much if you’re the person operating said train. A Metro-North engineer in New York has been suspended after a passenger caught him on video reading the newspaper at the controls during a rush hour train ride yesterday morning. [More]

Is It Okay For Bus Drivers To Refuse Rides To Passengers With Strollers?

Is It Okay For Bus Drivers To Refuse Rides To Passengers With Strollers?

Not everyone who has kids has access to a car — which leads to the potentially complicated situation of taking a baby stroller on public transportation. In San Francisco, supervisors of the city’s Municipal Railway are challenging the current policy that lets bus operators refuse rides to people toting baby strollers. [More]

Service Cuts Mean $800,000 In New Signs For New York Subways

Service Cuts Mean $800,000 In New Signs For New York Subways

The New York subway is facing a budget crisis that is taking a toll on services. Deep cuts that will eliminate two trains and several bus routes have resulted in a pressing need for new signage. What will all these new signs cost? $800,000. [More]

Chicago Seeks Corporate Sponsors For Public Transit

Chicago Seeks Corporate Sponsors For Public Transit

Imagine giving public transit directions to your urban home in the future. “Oh, yeah, you take the Target Red Line, transfer at Comcast Station to the Apple Gray Line headed Fox Sports Westbound, and finally get off at Taco Bell Station.” Seem crazy? Well, you have to name transit stations something, and both Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority are exploring the idea of selling naming rights to stations. They’re not the first city to do this. [More]

Public Transit Ridership Highest In 52 Years

Public Transit Ridership Highest In 52 Years

See, here’s some good news to the wallet-gouging gas prices of 2008: ridership of public transportation was up to 10.7 billion trips last year, “the highest level of ridership in 52 years” according to the American Public Transportation Association. It was the fifth consecutive year that ridership increased, but it may come to an end in 2009 because of skyrocketing unemployment.

Cell Service Coming To NYC Subways

Cell Service Coming To NYC Subways

The New York CIty subways are going to get cellphone service, according to the Daily News.