By eliminating route redundancies and emphasizing ridership, the city thinks it can get a better trip at the same price.
In a city where nine in ten drive to work, the answer could reshape the future.
Questioning the numbers behind the new ridership "record."
Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.
An afternoon diversion for transit nerds.
Ideas for putting the city's "ghost stations" to good use.
Alas, city transport bosses do not seem to have enjoyed this stunt as much as their riders.
A carefully controlled study of the Expo line shows that vehicles miles dropped 40 percent.
Courtesy of a new book of drawings.
Just a handful of places offer that option to commuters.
The Chinese city is building out its subway system so fast, this Shang dynasty archaeological site never stood a chance.
Here's what a subway station looks like in Saudi Arabia.
WMATA's new design proposals foretell a busier, uglier future.
The fifth installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.
They capture the spirit of transit in a way no photo could.
Man against machine.
With an end-of-year expansion, it is now the world's longest subway system.
Wrapped in steel and plastic and surrounded by strangers, public transportation can be as soothing as a night out with friends.
What we learn when we zoom in on the data.