art of transit

The art of transit

photo by Erik Mauer, via Flickr Creative Commons Part of a very interesting “Then and Now” series, superimposing old photos with new urban landscape. The photo shows the Spadina Streetcar – and its previous incarnation as a Belt Line streetcar – in Toronto, Canada. To submit a photo for the [continue reading]

The art of transit

  photo by Carlos Felipe Pardo, via Flickr creative commons Interesting view of bus rapid transit in Pereira, Colombia — there are even turnstiles to get to the loading platform for the ‘Megabus.’ Here’s some more info about the project. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Steve Hymon/Metro I had been wanting to photograph a Gold Line train on the 1st Street Bridge with a rising full moon in the background. So I gave it a shot — pun intended — and came up with this. Not horrible, not great. It’s probably worth another [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Matt Johnson, via Flickr creative commons With the Los Angeles area on the verge of opening a new light rail line — the Expo Line — here’s a photo of another recent addition to the Western U.S. expanding rail system. Take a guess where it was taken — [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Andrea Cline, via Twitter Nice and colorful iPhone photo of the North Hollywood Red Line station. 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 [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Steve Hymon/Metro This isn’t exactly a secret spot, but I had never visited the old Pacific Electric streetcar right-of-way in Silver Lake. About .8 miles of the old alignment still exists on open property between the 2 freeway and Fletcher Avenue — various developers have had no luck [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by megachannel, via Instagram Nice shot of the Green Line’s Hawthorne Station along the 105 freeway, taken with the popular iPhone app. 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 [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by fensterbme, via Flickr creative commons There is no shortage of photos online of the artfully designed Washington D.C. Metro — and most of the images tend to be very similar. I thought this one took a fresh approach by not trying to capture the symmetry of the station. [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Joe Goldberg, via Flickr creative commons A bird’s eye view shot last month of the underground University Link light rail project being constructed in Seattle. The 3.15-mile project will connect downtown Seattle to the University of Washington at a cost of $1.9 billion. To submit a photo for [continue reading]