Top: The Bowling Green subway station entrance in Lower Manhattan. Middle: Flood preparations at Lenox Terminal at 148th Street. Bottom: The now closed Brooklyn-Battery tunnel. Photos by Leonard Wiggins/MTA New York City Transit. Please see the N.Y. MTA's Flickr page for more photos.
Top — the doors to Grand Central Station in New York are locked Sunday evening. Middle — an empty subway station in Manhattan. Bottom — the signs at Grand Central say it all. Photos are from the New York MTA's Flickr page.
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. Climate of Doubt (Frontline PBS) Curious why climate change has [continue reading]
Go Metro to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour being moved to the California Science Center today! Please see this earlier post and remember the Expo Line delivers you next door to the California Science Center, the Endeavour’s new home. And remember that many bus detours remain in effect for much [continue reading]
photo by Downtowngal, via submission I was away for a few days earlier this week and managed unfortunately to miss the latest CicLAvia. But it’s never too late to post a great photo of a great event and this one qualifies. Downtowngal used the ‘glowing edges’ filter in Photoshop Elements [continue reading]
Rest in peace, Neil Armstrong. The spirit of space exploration and science that Armstrong helped cement lives on strong here in Southern California. The Jet Propulsion Library recently landed the rover Curiosity on Mars and the space shuttle Endeavour is coming to the California Science Center in Exposition Park this [continue reading]
THE ART UNDERGROUND – NYC SUBWAY from Tim Sessler on Vimeo. Nice video shot by Brandon Bloch and Tim Sessler for the New York MTA, highlighting some of the art work in the New York subway.
In the morning headlines today, we linked to an L.A. Times article bemoaning the bad traffic at Dodger Stadium. With that in mind, here’s a look at four ballparks in the U.S. that are easy to reach via regional transit systems. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, [continue reading]
photo by Gilderic Photography, via Flickr creative commons In my role as chief Metro blogger, I see an awful lot of escalator photos — and Metro certainly has some big ones — and most of them aren’t very interesting. But every so often I come across one on Flickr that’s [continue reading]
photo by the U.K. Department of Culture, Media and Sport, via Flickr creative commons Nice photo of a slice of the record crowds that used public transit in London during the recent Olympic Games. And here’s our recent post about how an expanded transit system could serve a future Olympics [continue reading]