Metro Lifestyle

The art of transit

This is a photo of a 1952 drawing showing mass transit concepts for San Francisco. As you probably know, elevated rail lines never did come to the city — probably a good thing. The photo is by Eric Fischer. As we’ve frequently mentioned, we’re looking to feature transportation- and transit-related [continue reading]

The art of transit

Angel Hernandez borrowed a friend’s Nikon D70 recently to check out the digital camera and took this shot of the glass ceiling of the Nick Patsaouras Transit Plaza at Union Station while on the escalator and headed toward his train. Good eye, Angel! The shutter speed was 1/160th of a [continue reading]

The art of transit

This dandy photograph is not of transit — but certainly shows the alternative to it, i.e. sitting in traffic. In this case, the traffic is trying to enter the Holland Tunnel, which goes beneath the Hudson River and connects Manhattan to New Jersey. The photo is by wesbs, who explained [continue reading]

Hey, it’s I Love Transit Week

Our transit blogging neighbors to the north, Vancouver TransLink’s Buzzer Blog, have designated July 12-16 as I Love Transit Week. Why have a week to celebrate transit? Here’s what the Buzzer’s main blogger, Jhenifer Pabillano, says: Because while there are things we don’t like about transit, I know there are [continue reading]

Today in the art of transit

The colors and framing of this photo by Bill Sutton caught my eye. The caption on Flickr: The only way for Haitian locals to get to Labadee is by boat. The mountains surrounding this private beach on Haiti are nearly impenetrable. This shot taken from the deck of the FREEDOM [continue reading]