If you want to be successful at driving for Uber, Lyft or some similar service, it’s important to not only put in a lot of hours behind the wheel, but to do so in a city where you’re likely to also have a passenger in the backseat. Problem is, dense urban areas where residents have disposable income may be out of your price range. Some drivers are getting around this by spending their brief downtime sleeping in their cars. [More]
I can’t move a train. You can’t move a train. We’re not Superman (Superpeople?) but when a whole mess of humans gets together, we’ve got the power to maneuver huge hulking masses of metal to free one of our own. And it was the power of the crowd, not some fictional superhero, that freed an Australian commuter this morning, after his leg became trapped between the train and the platform during rush hour. Cue inspirational music! [More]
The good news? As the economy gets better, people are heading off to new jobs. The bad news? The more people there are driving to work, the longer your commute is going to be. That was the case last year, when Americans spent an average of more than 20 additional hours in traffic. [More]
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]
For anyone who sat in traffic last year and felt like your time and money was slowly sliding away as the minutes ticked by, you’re not alone. A new report says American commuters wasted more time and fuel in 2011 than the year before, averaging out to about $818 on average in 2011. [More]
If you’re someone who is willing to give up your seat on a train or bus for a pregnant woman but not just any female, the BBC has you covered with a rule-of-thumb guide that helps you identify an expecting mother. The excuse for this sort of potentially-offensive story is that if you offer a seat to a non-pregnant woman she may take it as an insult.