public transit

Siew Ming Cheng’s ‘Spike Away’ Vest Repels Pushy Passengers on Crowded Trains

Siew Ming Cheng’s ‘Spike Away’ Vest Repels Pushy Passengers on Crowded Trains

If you’ve ever been on a crowded train you know there’s no such thing as personal space when your head is stuck in the armpit of some random person. In an effort to shoo away pushy jerks on public

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Tokyo’s Friendly Green Power Ranger Helps Overburdened Commuters at Subway Stations

Tokyo’s Friendly Green Power Ranger Helps Overburdened Commuters at Subway Stations

New York may have Spiderman, but it seems that Tokyo now has its very own friendly neighborhood Power Ranger. While he's not exactly saving lives, 27-year-old Tadahiro Kanemasu is helping overburdened

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Carnival-Goers in Brazil Exchange Empty Beer Cans for a Free Train Ride Home

Carnival-Goers in Brazil Exchange Empty Beer Cans for a Free Train Ride Home

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's largest public celebrations, featuring nearly 2 million costumed party goers, an extravagant parade, and of course, lots of alcohol consumption. The

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HOK Unveils Plans for New LEED Gold Medical Campus in Buffalo

HOK Unveils Plans for New LEED Gold Medical Campus in Buffalo

Last year, the State University of New York at Buffalo announced that it had selected HOK Architects to design a new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences near downtown Buffalo. Now, almost a year

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HOK Breaks Ground on Eco-Friendly Master Plan for Istanbul’s New International Financial Center

HOK Breaks Ground on Eco-Friendly Master Plan for Istanbul’s New International Financial Center

With With 13.5 million residents, Istanbul is the second-largest city in the world, behind only Shanghai. The 170-acre International Financial Center will be on the city’s Asian side, and it

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Checks Out the World’s Largest Solar Bridge at Blackfriars

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Checks Out the World’s Largest Solar Bridge at Blackfriars

Blackfriars tube station is still fully functioning, ferrying Londoners and tourists from the popular South Bank promenade to areas all over the city. Yet construction is still underway across the

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Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

London’s super-solar Blackfriars Station is halfway to becoming home to the world’s largest solar bridge. Solarcentury began construction on the ambitious project last fall, fitting the bridge with a

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Aaron Durand’s Amazing Long-Exposure Photos Make Speeding Trains Look Like Friggin’ Lasers

Aaron Durand’s Amazing Long-Exposure Photos Make Speeding Trains Look Like Friggin’ Lasers

Durand and his friend Nick Fisher like to hang out near San Francisco Caltrain railways, which are also excellent venues to take pictures of graffiti. They patiently wait for the trains to speed by and

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Subway Still Shut Down After Tropical Storm Irene Hits NYC

Subway Still Shut Down After Tropical Storm Irene Hits NYC

Tropical Storm Irene battered the New York area on Sunday morning, leaving the regional transportation systems crippled and thousands without power. Both of New York's major airports were still closed on

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i-Go eBike Concept Powers You Through the City and Charges Your Smartphone

i-Go eBike Concept Powers You Through the City and Charges Your Smartphone

i-Go is an electric bike concept loaded with futuristic rider-friendly features such as regenerative wireless brakes, internal gears, smartphone charging ability, mobile app and GPS all integrated into a

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Ditch the Car, Ride the Train: Today is ‘Dump the Pump’ Day!

Ditch the Car, Ride the Train: Today is ‘Dump the Pump’ Day!

When you left your house this morning, did you grab your car keys or your bus pass? We certainly hope it was the latter. After all, today is the sixth annual National Dump the Pump day. Created by the

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Seattle’s Sexy New SLUT Streetcar

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Seattle’s Sexy New SLUT Streetcar

It’s not New Orleans, but city officials are optimistic that their latest transit project will spark desire...to ride the streetcar. It’s Seattle's South Lake Union Trolley (yes, the acronym is SLUT),

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