mass transit

Features

What Opening Up an Isolationist Nation to the Global Economy Does to Traffic

Public transit is neglected and cars are piling up in the roads. Can Myanmar get the problem under control?
Catherine Trautwein
6.14.16
san francisco

The Immobile Masses: Why Traffic Is Awful and Public Transit Is Worse

Problems in San Francisco, New York, and DC highlight the failure of the funding model for mass transit.
Kendra Pierre-Louis
3.24.16
NYC

Everything You Wanted to Know About the New York City Subway

Radio Motherboard has an in-depth conversation about why the G train actually is the worst.
Jason Koebler
12.18.15
apps

The Model That Can Predict (and Prevent) Transit Delays Two Hours in the Future

With "commuter prognosis," Sweden's train system will soon be able to predict the future.
Brian Merchant
9.11.15
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Who Is the Voice Behind Your City's Public Transit Announcements?

If you're like millions of other people, you hear the voices of faceless train conductors every day. Whose are they?
Christopher Andrews
7.14.14
Motherboard Blog

The Second Coming of Mass Transit and the Decline of Driving in America

Americans took 10.7 billion bus and train rides last year. Meanwhile, the total miles traveled by car is dropping.
Brian Merchant
3.11.14
Motherboard Blog

This Is the Train That Never Stops

Building a train that doesn't ever stop could help prevent tragic accidents like the weekend's derailment—and shave hours off your total travel time.
Brian Merchant
12.2.13
Motherboard Blog

100 Ingenious Ways to Fix New York City's Broken Subway System

At least we can dream.
Grace Wyler
10.9.13
Motherboard Blog

Elon Musk's Hyperlooped Dream: Concorde Jets, Rail Guns, & Air Hockey as the Future of Transportation

Piecing together the cryptic clues of Elon Musk's most radical idea yet.
Brian Merchant
7.18.13
Motherboard Blog

Enough with the Sad Subway Porn. Here's Proof that Mass Transit is Not Hell on Wheels

Despair, ye riders of mass transit! Don't you know that subways and buses are dreary, cramped mobile compounds, the movers of the poor and downtrodden? No wonder everyone is so taken with images like these, "Michael Wolf's fine portraits":http://photo...
Brian Merchant
11.15.12