Tag: transit

New York City’s Old Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station in New York City was the Northeast regional hub for the Pennsylvania Railroad, an iconic Beaux Arts style train terminal constructed in 1910. After World War II, in the wake of the modern, suburban, car-centric era, which emphasized road over rails, ridership fell. Meanwhile Manhattan real estate prices skyrocketed and the Pennsylvania Railroad,…

5 Ways Cities Are Going Green

By Bill Shaver – In recent decades, people have become more aware of the ways society affects the earth. Thousands of international cities are joining the green cities movement by striving to reduce their strain on the environment. Here are five of the most effective ways that international cities are increasing their sustainability. 1. Public…

Complete Streets for Philadelphia

The Complete Streets bill passed December 6th by Philadelphia’s City Council requires streets that accommodate all forms of transportation: transit, cars, bikes, and pedestrian. It squares municipal regulations with the state’s rules of the road, and is a huge victory for cyclists in the city. As people have become more conscious about cutting their contribution…

Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestrates Flash Mob Event in Metro

The Copenhagen Philharmonic orchestra orchestrates an uplifting flash mob event in the public space of the Copenhagen Metro.

The Copenhagen Metro is an extensive (over 12 miles) rapid transit system connecting the Copenhagen Airport to the central city and suburbs. Tickets work for trains, busses and the light rail Metro system, which is driverless. Copenhagen plans to add a circular line in 2018, which will bring the total number of station stops to 31.

Love Us Back

by Nathaniel Popkin A month ago the Septa board voted to kill the system. Well not exactly a bullet to the heart. More like the way the American military likes to take care of the “world’s most dangerous terrorists:” the long, slow death by torture. Capital funds will be used to operate the system. That…

Talking Transit with Marc Stier

With SEPTA going through yet another funding crisis, the future of transit is once again a hot topic. As cities look forward to find solutions to the problems of tomorrow- increased populations, the effects of high carbon emissions, and rising fuel costs- transit issues become more important. From everything to figuring out the best way…