Tag Archives: subways

How the MTA Got So Broke

Everyone who has ever sat on a stalled subway train knows that the MTA, the agency responsible for keeping New York City transportation running, is broken. Why? We asked MTA employees to tell us

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Air Pollution in Subway Systems May Be Much Worse Than We Realized

As anyone who has ridden the subway knows, the air down there is unpleasant.

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DC’s Metro Should Probably Just Take the Whole Summer Off

Washington DC’s subway is scheduled to be shut down for an extended period of time to deal with a slew of deferred maintenance . But after today’s service problem—literal waterfalls in one station—maybe DC’s Metro needs a vacation sooner than that

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Riders of the DC and NYC Subway Systems Are Totally Screwed

This week, the passengers of the two most popular public transit systems in the country got some really bad news. Parts of both the Washington, DC and New York City subways will be closed for repairs to their aging infrastructure over the next few years, stranding many without any viable transportation options.

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London Underground Is Trialling Regenerative Braking to Help Power Trains

London Underground has been experimenting with a new system which recovers energy lost by braking trains, and it could save the subway system an impressive 5 percent on its energy bills. Read more...

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A Simple Map Shows Just How Shitty the NYC Subway System Is For People Using Wheelchairs 

It’s hard enough for most of us to get to work on time using the subway—but imagine if you only had access to less than 20 percent of stations. That’s the reality for wheelchair users in New York, for whom getting around the city is sometimes a near-impossible task

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Can You Guess a City By Its Transit Stops Alone?

Do you consider yourself a transit nerd? The Center for Neighborhood Technology has a doozy of a challenge for you: A quiz that asks you to name a US city based on a map of its public transportation system

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