The Transit Tourist takes a look at other transit systems across the globe from the first person perspective of a visitor. What can Metro learn from how these other systems treat the uninitiated – and often bumbling – tourist? I recently took a trip to Seattle via the Amtrak Coast [continue reading]
The Transit Tourist takes a look at other transit systems across the globe from the first person perspective of a visitor. What can Metro learn from how these other systems treat the uninitiated – and often bumbling – tourist? In previous installments of the Transit Tourist, The Source visited Chicago, Portland, [continue reading]
Extra tasty new aerial photos of Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension construction as project surpasses 50 percent complete milestone!
The 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension is now 50 percent complete, according to the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, which is building the Pasadena-to-Azusa/Glendora border project. Below are an awesome collection of aerial photos taken in recent days by the Construction Authority. The news release — with a [continue reading]
It’s always awesome to see government display a sense of humor and not act like some faceless, droll blob of humanity behind a three-inch thick window. Nice job, New Jersey Transit! For those unfamiliar with New York, New Jersey Transit is providing commuter rail service between Manhattan and MetLife Stadium, [continue reading]
Came across this video of an experimental crosswalk traffic signal in Germany while surfing the web this weekend…it allows you to play a game of pong with someone on the other side of the street while waiting for the light to change. Now the real question is: can we have something like [continue reading]
Nice post and video courtesy of the Streetfilms network on the New York subway system rolling out a few vintage subway cars on part of their route. Check it out!
NYC subway operators have to follow a somewhat strange rule: when they pull into a station, they have to point at a black and white striped sign to show that the train is stopped at the right place. Well, a few New Yorkers decided to do a little experiment and [continue reading]
On a recent trip to Berlin, I abstained from car travel and instead relied on 7 Euro (about $9) day passes to take me around town on the U-Bahn, the S-Bahn and the bus. I was seldom confused, always on time and saved tons of money. The money part was [continue reading]
Metro Trains Melbourne’s latest public service advertising campaign has received a lot of attention the past few days. The song and music video related to its safety awareness campaign, “Dumb Ways to Die” have gone viral since they were first posted last week. The video amassed over 4 million views in [continue reading]