Dec 12, 2012
Just For Fun

Christmas Subway in Toronto – Passengers Sing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Since Christmas is now less than 2 weeks away, it’s only appropriate if we have some yuletide content on this blog. And thanks to the video sent in by one of our readers, we found some holiday spirit in one of the most unexpected places in the world: Toronto’s subway. —

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Sep 04, 2011
Sunday Statshot

Sunday Statshot with Nick Chu: Public Transit and Sexual Harassment (Groping)

  A quick look at some of the things that may make the disturbing realities/perceptions of sexual harassment on public transit a serious roadblock to encouraging more transit ridership (or not): Percentage of women in UK who felt unsafe riding public transit: 12.5% Percentage of women who sometimes or frequently feel threat of sexual assault...

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Feb 23, 2011
Heavy Rail, Oddities

The Metro Inspiro: A Subway By BMW

Most of us can’t afford to drive a BMW everyday to work. But what if you could ride a BMW everyday? The Siemens Group recently commissioned BMW’s subsidiary Designworks USA to design a new kind of subway train. Dubbed the Metro Inspiro, it is a train the likes of which you’ve never seen: Cork floors,...

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Dec 09, 2010

The Trouble With Ford’s Plan

As any Torontonian knows, Toronto’s transit plans are seriously in flux. After what seems like an eternity of planning a network of Light Rail lines, new mayor Rob Ford has decided to unilaterally nix that idea and build a new subway under the auspice that the “war on the car is over.” Yet amidst all...

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