Charles Barkley rides the subway
Following in the proud tradition of athletes taking mass transportation, Barkley took the New York City subway from the SoHo neighborhood in Manhattan to Brooklyn's Barclays Center prior to working as a game analyst on the Knicks-Nets game for TNT. It was the first time Barkley had ever taken a New York subway, though he has visited the city many times.
D.C. Metro criticized for 'sexist' ads
Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail subway system is being criticized for an ad campaign that women’s rights groups are calling sexist.
The ad depicts two female Metro passengers talking about about improvements that have been to the agency’s trains and buses.
One woman in the ad responds to the statistics with the phrase “can’t we talk about shoes?”
Why mass transit is doomed
If you want to know why mass transit is doomed in the United States, look at the place where it is undoubtedly more successful — and more widely used — than anywhere else in the country: New York.
Greenville, S.C.-based electric vehicle manufacturer Proterra Inc. sold 10 battery-powered, zero-emission buses and two charging station to the Louisville, Ky., public transportation system, Transit Authority of River City. The buses are slated to be made in Proterra’s Greenville manufacturing facility in early 2014. Read more...
Transit tax break expected to change in 2014 Commuters who take trains or buses to work face a cut of up to $1,380 in their annual pretax transportation benefits, while commuters who drive will get a slight increase, starting next month. Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 6
BART lauded for reforms after Oscar Grant killing Nearly five years after a BART officer's killing of train rider Oscar Grant exposed deep problems within the transit agency's police force, the department has made solid progress in implementing reforms, an independent auditor said. San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 5
How public transit can boost Reno's economy Arthur Farley says for companies — or, really, anyone — to want to move to Reno, the center of town needs to be just that: the center of town. “And for that to happen,” he said, “you need public transit.” Reno Rebirth, Nov. 30