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]
Danish transportation agency Midttrafik‘s newest bus commercial takes public transportation to the next level of cool. English subtitles are available, but certainly not necessary.
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? This is…The Transit Tourist – Chicago, Ill. Chicago, Illinois City Population: [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? Last year, Fred Camino inaugurated The Transit Tourist series with an [continue reading]
A recent campaign by Tokyo Metro shows the wonder of traveling underground.
A few readers have recently asked for more posts about transit in Asia, the home to some of the planet’s most used and advanced systems. With that in mind, I wanted to share my experience with the Taipei Metro, also known as the MRT. I was raised in the ‘burbs [continue reading]
Very funny video from Ljubljana, Slovenia, that is intended to persuade folks to give up driving and instead take transit. In this case, they offer up a timeless reward for those who ride buses, trains and bikes.
If you read my previous post, you know I’m now living in New York City and no longer a regular contributor to The Source. I will chime in from time to time with a guest post though, and my first such post is simply a collection of observations of New [continue reading]