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Transportation

  1. urban planning
    Why New York Can’t Have Nice ThingsIt costs three times more to build a subway station here than in London or Paris. What if we could change that?
  2. housing
    Why California Killed Its ‘Upzoning’ Bill. Again.NIMBYs get another win over efforts to preempt local zoning rules restricting housing supply.
  3. open letter
    Dear Gamers of Delta Air Lines, You Have Nothing to Lose But Your ChainsDelta Air Lines is using video games to try to dissuade workers from unionizing.
  4. transportation
    How Yesterday’s Aeroflot Disaster Echoes the 737 Max CrashesA system malfunction highlighted a systemic vulnerability for passenger airlines.
  5. life in pixels
    New York City Could Destroy Uber (If It Wanted To)Uber’s S-1 filing reveals that the cities the company has run roughshod over have an awful lot of leverage over it.
  6. the city
    No Fare: 1 in 5 Bus Riders Don’t PayNearly 370,000 passengers sneak on daily — marking a big jump since 2013 and helping drive $225 million in annual fare-evasion losses, MTA stats show.
  7. transportation
    Flight Attendants Are Ready to Protest Over Frontier’s Low PayAfter fighting to end the shutdown, flight attendants are taking on another kind of wage insecurity, which they say makes a vital job more difficult.
  8. cityscape
    Corey Johnson’s Simple But Innovative Plan to Fix New York’s Transit SystemThe city council speaker has an ambitious strategy for overhauling how New Yorkers get around — no advanced tech or billion-dollar deal required.
  9. transportation
    Report: Self-Regulation of Boeing 737 MAX May Have Led to Major FlawsBoeing reportedly pressured the FAA to expedite the regulation of the 737 MAX’s flight control system, and handled key parts of the process by itself.
  10. the city
    As Hudson Yards Rises, Broken Subway Escalators Make for Steep ClimbsThe $2.4 billion 34th Street–Hudson Yards station is plagued by three of the ten most failure-prone subway escalators in Manhattan, records show.
  11. transportation
    After 2 Deadly Crashes, Is It Safe to Fly on a 737 Max?Many nations grounded the 737 Max after Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, but the FAA says it’s safe. Should U.S. travelers relax or switch flights?
  12. nightmares
    183 Passengers Were Stranded on a Train for Over 30 Hours!!!An Amtrak train hit a tree on the tracks Sunday evening and was stranded until Tuesday morning.
  13. transportation
    Off-Schedule and Over-Budget, California’s Bullet Train Is in Big TroubleNew Governor Gavin Newsom is promising a “fresh start” on Jerry Brown’s pet project.
  14. gig economy
    The Tragic End to a Longtime Black-Car Driver’s Campaign Against UberHopelessly outmatched by ride-sharing apps, Doug Schifter took his own life to publicize the plight of his fellow workers.
  15. the city
    The New Ferry Fleet Will Be Delightful, and Is Also a Huge MistakeSix hundred million dollars is way too much for such a tiny number of riders.
  16. from the archives
    The Subway Crisis We’ve Been Writing About for 48 YearsThe intensity of the subway’s troubles is new, but the problems themselves are not.
  17. Despite Fatal Accidents, Train Safety Still Isn’t a Top Priority for WashingtonMore pressing than Trump’s fanciful infrastructure plan: Why haven’t we implemented technology that could have prevented hundreds of train deaths?
  18. Amtrak Points Finger at Freight-Train Firm After Another Deadly CrashExperts say the long-overdue installation of positive train control technology could have prevented the crash, Amtrak’s third in seven weeks.
  19. urban planning
    The Regional Plan Association Would Like to Close the Subways All NightAnd add glass partitions and gates to keep people from falling onto the tracks.
  20. new york 50th anniversary
    Who’s Sitting Next to You on the Subway? On an R Train in September, We Asked.“I get, like, panic attacks, on the train especially. That’s why I get into the benzos.”
  21. 42 Injured in Train Crash Outside of PhiladelphiaA high-speed train hit another train parked at the station in Upper Darby.
  22. Service Suspended After NJ Transit Train Derails at Penn StationThere were no injuries, but the “minor” derailment caused more even delays at the troubled station.
  23. gross things
    Penn Station’s Latest Addition: A Sewage WaterfallFetid water fell from the ceiling of the LIRR Concourse for hours on Wednesday.
  24. transportation
    Amtrak’s Plan to Fix Penn Station May Cause Extensive Delays for CommutersThe recent headaches for Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit riders may just be the start.
  25. transportation
    Staten Island Really Wants a Gondola Connecting It to New JerseyBehold this unorthodox aerial-transport plan.
  26. transportation
    The Pilot Who Says the Cockpit Is a Confessional“You name it, man. I’ve probably heard it all.”
  27. transportation
    The Parking Attendant Who Reads Her Prayer Book to Pass the Time“Spirituality is not what a big company is thinking about. It’s about the money. I get it. Ethically, I think, Am I this douche by working for them?”
  28. Georgia’s Many Counties Have Contributed to Atlanta’s Traffic DisasterOne of the least-understood sources of Atlanta’s horrific traffic problem is a balkanized system of counties.
  29. transportation
    Customs System Outage Causes Airport Delays NationwideThousands were stuck in cramped airport corridors, waiting to be processed.
  30. from the archives
    A History of Waiting for the Second Avenue SubwayNow arriving. (Really!)
  31. select all
    The Kink in Elon Musk’s HyperloopThe dream of zipping from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes has run into a few speed bumps.
  32. stand clear of the closing doors
    Seeing Is Believing: Video Shows MTA Testing Second Avenue SubwayIt’s really happening … soonish.
  33. transportation
    New Bar Cars May Make Commuting on the Metro-North BearableAfter a two-year absence, bar cars are returning to the New Haven line.
  34. This Guarantees Pregnant Women a Seat on TrainsAn end to the awkwardness?
  35. This Guy Hacked a Bike and Turned It Into a Little CarIt actually looks fun to drive.
  36. The United States Will Soon Have Its First Solar-Energy RoadYou just have to be okay with driving on glass.
  37. Sweden Just Rolled Out the World’s First Electric HighwayE-trucks are twice as efficient as traditional engines.
  38. The Ambitious Hyperloop Project Just Passed a Huge TestBlast off.
  39. This High-Tech Wheel Can Turn Any Bike Into an e-BikeIt pretty much eliminates any obligation you think you have to cars or subways.
  40. east river skyway
    Real-Estate Executive Wants East River GondolaHe first proposed the idea in 2014.
  41. Kazuyo Sejima Designed an Invisible TrainArchitect Kazuyo Sejima’s nearly invisible train is coming to Japan in 2018.
  42. MIT Researchers Are Designing a Future Without Traffic LightsThey’ve come up with a system they say could reduce traffic to the point where twice as many cars could be on the road.
  43. transportation
    Commuter Train Derails in California, Injuring 14 PeopleOne of its cars fell into a creek.
  44. subway week
    How a Single Mechanical Failure Sparked 625 MTA DelaysA problem at Union Square cascaded into hours of underground hell, revealing just how fragile the subway really is.
  45. scary things
    Trains Collide in Germany, Leaving at Least 4 Dead, Dozens InjuredThe two passengers trains were in a head-on crash.
  46. A $10-Per-Barrel Tax on Oil? Obama’s Final Budget Proposal Turns Bold To pay for fossil-fuel-free transportation options. 
  47. scary things
    Passenger Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Somalia After Onboard ExplosionSome believe it was a bomb.
  48. scary things
    6 People Have Been Slashed in the Subway So Far This YearThe latest attack happened in Harlem early on Sunday morning.
  49. still waiting...
    Cuomo and Christie Ask Obama to Go Splitsies on New Rail TunnelsPretty please with a cherry on top?
  50. transportation
    La Guardia Airport to Be Torn Down and Rebuilt Governor Cuomo and Vice-President Biden unveiled the plan on Monday.
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