Transportation headlines, Monday, March 19

Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed.

The odd link between commute direction and marital satisfaction (The Atlantic Cities)

A new study by Chinese researchers suggests that there is a “shared-direction effect” in marital satisfaction. In their upcoming paper in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the researchers explain their finding that couples who commute in the same direction seem to be happier together than couples who do not. The effect was even found in couples who don’t travel on the same train. The research suggests that going in the same direction is a commonality that may, in turn, increase the attraction partners feel for one another.

Where's my train? Times Square Station (Photo by Joel Epstein/Metro)

An app for finding NYC subway art (Transportation Nation)

New York City transit riders can now use the Arts for Transit app to learn about each of the 236 permanent artworks in the New York City transit system. The new app is searchable by transit line and artist, and offers turn-by-turn directions to help users locate the piece in the station. For some of the art, the app provides video and audio podcasts detailing the work.

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photo by New York MTA, via Flickr creative commons

Construction proceeding on the 2nd Avenue subway in New York City. Very cool pic. If subway construction is your thing, here’s a set of photos showing work on a new underground line in Amsterdam.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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photo by NedSMI.ru, via English Russia

Great photo essay at the English Russia website on the new Metro system in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Click above to see the full photo essay.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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photo by Steve Hymon/Metro

An Expo Line test train perched on the La Cienega station structure, taken a couple of weeks ago. The photo was taken with a Nikon 5100 DSLR and I gave the photo a color boost in iPhoto.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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photo by David C. Cook, via Flickr creative commons

The photo was taken in 1969. Go ahead and guess the location of this bus stop. Answer after the jump. Hint: It was not taken in North America.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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photo by James Scott, via Flickr creative commons

Nice shot taken in late February in the Southwark part of London. The photo was taken with a Nikon D90 with a shutter speed of one-tenth of a second to capture the movement of the bus.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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photo by oriol52, via Twitter

Nicely composed and processed photo of steam engines at the Catalonia Railway Museum in Vilanova, Spain.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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photo by Steve Hymon/Metro

An Expo Line test train at the 23rd Street station last Thursday evening. I shot the photo with a Nikon D5100 and processed it in Apple’s iPhoto program.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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Photo by New York MTA, via Flickr creative commons

Not a super clear photo, but pretty interesting nonetheless of work last month on the future 72nd Street station for New York’s new 2nd Avenue subway line.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.