Anyone who’s ever tried driving through a big city knows that cars aren’t always the best way to get from point A to point B, especially during rush hour and other busy times, or when construction is snarling traffic. So when it comes to getting packages delivered on time, Amazon figures it might as well skip the truck and take public transit instead.
riding the rails
More than two decades after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new survey of Amtrak stations around the country claims that the overwhelming majority of them still fall far short of being accessible for passengers with special needs and that some are still completely inaccessible to consumers who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices. [More]
Perhaps the driver of an SUV that shut down the San Francisco subway system with a cruise around underground thought he or she was in an action movie where they’ve just got to beat the train to a certain stop before the bad guy can hit the red button and destroy the city. Because why else would it make sense to drive on subway tracks?