Two months after the launch of New York City's bike sharing program, the people who run bike rental companies in New York City agree: Citi Bike is changing their businesses. But they can’t agree if it’s helping or hurting.
What is normally a car tunnel will become an interactive, pedestrian-focused art exhibit this weekend when Manhattan's Park Avenue Tunnel becomes the centerpiece of this year's Summer Streets festival. "The voices are like whispers," says the artist. "Little memories of the tunnel."
Like commuters and migratory birds, Citi Bike riders flock together in predictable flows. An early look at the available NYC bike share user data point to three (-ish) patterns.
Of the 20 New York subway lines, 18 will be affected by track work this weekend, hindering transportation around the five boroughs on what looks likely to be the first halfway decent weather weekend in a month. Here's the deal.
There are now more than 100,000 electric vehicles on U.S. roads. A new report from the boosters at the Electrification Coalition hails increasing -- if still small -- EV sales and lays out some optimistic projections.
Excessive speed around a tight curve is suspected as a cause of the deadliest high-speed train crash to happen in Europe in recent memory. The BBC reports 78 people died and more than 140 were injured, when a Renfe train derailed last night near Santiago de Compostela.
New York City's transit authority has introduced five Select Bus Service routes in recent years and proposed more than 20 others, but that's not enough for some supporters of faster buses who want to use legislation to speed the city's adoption of Bus Rapid Transit.
The Nation Transportation Safety Board is reviewing the data and cockpit voice recorder of Southwest Flight 345 to determine why the front landing gear collapsed upon landing Monday night.
Univ. of Michigan researcher Michael Sivak has been producing a steady stream of reports hailing the onset of peak car, the high point of American car ownership. Tuesday he released a few more charts hammering home the point and a study showing even pick up truck popularity is on the decline since a peak around 2006.
Following our story on the problem of popularity facing New York's bike sharing program, we get a photo essay on the Citi Bike Facebook page that shows how hard the company is working to keep up with peak demand... and how it's still not enough.
Do big cities have an undeserved reputation for danger? A new study says when all types of fatal injuries are considered, you're 20 percent more likely to die from injury in most rural areas than in urban ones.
Officials say the plane skidded on its nose down the 7,000-foot runway before coming to a halt on a grassy area.
As 10 a.m. approached, Renato Lopes rushed up to the last working Citi Bike at 33rd and 8th Ave oozing haste and gratitude.
UPDATE: Morning rush hour service is restored on Metro-North's Hudson Line following a 10-car derailment Thursday night in a particularly narrow stretch of track in the Bronx. Trains are running on a single track with scattered delays.
Driving is stressful. To MIT researcher Kael Greco, piloting an automobile falls somewhere on the anxiety scale above giving a class presentation and below sky diving but just barely.
Motor City files for bankruptcy, but it's a special kind of bankruptcy for cities. Leaf sales are up. So is transit ridership in Seattle. Also, in today's links, a transit whisperer, a Victorian-era bike superhighway, and renderings of a car-free SF Market Street.
You can order an ice cream like a taxi Friday, and the truck will show up with it.
Day two of air flow testing in the NYC subway and around the city is happening Friday, the NYPD announced.
Is heat to blame for commuter rail failures? Atlanta's planned new transit line is already sparking business. A Texas crackdown on 'curbstoning,' painted buses in L.A. and Lagos, and much more.
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg issued an executive order Wednesday requiring all new government facilities to be designed in a way that encourages physical activity, like taking the stairs. He wants to help the rest of the city do the same with new legislation and a new academic center. It's all part of a push to spread a philosophy called Active Design.