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The Metro Arrives...In Time for the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS June 5th, 2016

Henry K. Long | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Henry K. Long

The metro has finally arrived at Bergamot Station, but with the train comes uncertainty and inevitable change for the galleries housed at the popular ...

Why Women In Mexico City Have Separate Subway Cars

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.10.2016 | Latino Voices

Mexico City's subway is so unsafe for women, the metro system has designated train carriages that can only be used by women and children under the age...

LA Metro's New Sales Tax: When 'Bold' Isn't 'Beautiful'

John Mirisch | Posted 04.28.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

Metro should not focus on the technologies of the past hundred years. The proposal for spending the $130 billion is backwards-looking rather than forward-thinking and has very little funding set aside for new and developing technologies such as autonomous vehicles, which have the potential to revolutionize public transportation.

Enough Hand-Wringing and Kneejerk Blowback: Let's Rethink Metro's Ridership Slump, New Tax

John Mirisch | Posted 02.06.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The Metro Board now has a historic opportunity to fix Metro's ridership slump by providing real leadership for the benefit of all the residents in LA County; not surprisingly, it involves more -- much more -- than simply trying to get us all to pass another transportation tax.

Greatest Hits: 10 Notable Episodes From The First 10 Years Of Dynasty Podcasts

Jaime Black | Posted 01.20.2016 | Chicago
Jaime Black

Back in summer of 2005, I launched Dynasty Podcasts as Chicago's first ever and longest-running music podcast. Over the last ten years, I've been fort...

White Transit Riders Get Warnings, Black People Get Tickets

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Black adults are 26 percent more likely than whites to get a ticket instead of a warning the first time they're caught not paying public...

Deconstructing 'Arrogrance': The Truth About Beverly Hills and Metro

John Mirisch | Posted 12.07.2015 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

Ironically, while the deal was recommended to the Metro Board by Metro staff, it was Yaroslavsky himself who took the lead in killing the mediated settlement, which had been brokered by a retired superior court judge. Being a "king" evidently has its privileges.

'You Are A Fat, Ugly Human' Cards Handed To Women On Subway

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women

Public transit just got a whole lot meaner. An organization calling itself Overweight Haters Ltd. has been handing out fat-shaming cards to women on L...

The Subway Toward the Sea

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Last month, the Subway Toward the Sea came a bit closer to becoming a reality. The cause for celebration arrived in the form of an appeals court ruling upholding the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Purple Line Extension.

Fright for your right? Chinese Police Scare Zombies From Subway

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.31.2015 | Weird News

Zombies of China, consider yourselves warned. The holiday isn't incredibly popular there, but as the tradition is garnering interest, transport police...

Ένα Σαββατοκύριακο στη Μόσχα

travelstoriesfromyworld.com | Posted 01.13.2016 | Greece
travelstoriesfromyworld.com

Παρόλο που αγαπώ να πηγαίνω παντού με τα πόδια όταν επισκέπτομαι μια πόλη για πρώτη φορά, και αν και είδα στο χάρτη πως από τους κήπους του Αλεξάνδρου μέχρι και την Arbat street η απόσταση δεν ήταν μεγάλη, προτίμησα να πάρω το μετρό καθώς είχα διαβάσει πως οι σταθμοί του και οι αποβάθρες του μετρό της Μόσχας είναι πραγματικά ένα αξιοθέατο που δεν πρέπει να χάσεις! Έτσι διάλεξα την καφέ γραμμή (Koltsevaya Line) η οποία ουσιαστικά κάνει κύκλο γύρω από το κέντρο της Μόσχας και για μία περίπου ώρα - με το ίδιο φυσικά εισιτήριο- σταματούσα σε κάθε στάση για να χαζέψω τους σταθμούς και να βγάλω φωτογραφίες!

I Hope They Allow Crutches in Hell

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 09.01.2015 | Comedy
Benjamin Rubenstein

This originally appeared on The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Crutching is a great way to help injuries heal and bypass the lines at Disney Worl...

Innovations in Newspapers = Newsroom Mindset Changes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.

Popcorn Preview: Chagall-Malevich

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Most of Chagall-Malevich centers on the time Chagall was Commissariat of the Academy of Modern Art, 1917-18. While the story is set against historic events, it makes no claim of historic accuracy, which becomes obvious fairly quickly. There's a kitsch yet wonderful fantasy quality about the story.

An Open Letter to Governor Hogan: The New Metro Lines Are Too Expensive

Randal O'Toole | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Randal O'Toole

Dear Governor Hogan, You have said you would approve the $2.5-billion Purple Line light-rail in suburban DC (along with Baltimore's $3.0-billion Red Line) if the cost could be substantially reduced. Here is a way to accomplish this goal.

I Love Fleas - No, Not That Kind, the Parisian Flea Markets!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Ok, yes, les Puces means the fleas. But how many fleas have you seen in flea markets? Most likely none. In Paris, going daily or weekly to the markets for fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, meat, flowers and all sorts of food is a ritual very cherished, as nothing beats the freshness of farmers' food. Who likes supermarkets?

Mysterious German Vandals Brick Up Subway Door

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.30.2015 | Crime

How's this for a nightmare commute? On Tuesday afternoon, a mysterious group of vandals built a brick wall across a subway door in Hamburg, Germany. ...

The Persistent Dreams of the Tunnel Builders

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Some of the people seated around the long table in the elegant dark wooded South Pasadena home have been fighting the idea of a five-mile long tunnel nearly 200 feet beneath their feet for decades.

13 Metro Stations That Put Your Commute To Shame

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.25.2015 | Travel

While cities may look different from each other at ground level, they're way different once you get underground. It's mind-boggling to imagine you...

L.A. Confidential

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

The one Los Angeles location visitors never consider... is Los Angeles itself. There used to be no "there" there. But there is now. A newly hip downtown LA has been the best kept secret on the West Coast, until now.

High Time to Hold Metro to "One Person, One Vote"

John Mirisch | Posted 02.21.2015 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

It's not just about the specific projects, but also about having a strong voice in the ongoing operations of this multi-billion dollar agency.

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part III

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.06.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Cities are often defined by their urban parks - think Central Park in New York, Hyde Park in London, the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco - and Paris is no exception.

The Caviar of Subways: Russia

Ana Garcia | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Ana Garcia

If you are traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia most everyone will say, you must see The Hermitage Museum, the Faberge Collection and Catherine Palace. Yes, you must, but you should also ride the metro because it's so unexpectedly beautiful.

The Global Fight Against Traffic

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

British foreign secretary Arthur Balfour allegedly claimed in the early 20th century that "the motor-car will help solve the congestion of traffic." Today's city planners must not know whether to laugh or cry at this woefully misguided prediction.

Windows 10 Technical Preview: So Far, So Good

Michael L. Berman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

What comes after eight? Well, it's the number 10, if you work for Microsoft. That's what the Boys from Redmond are calling their new version of Windows, apparently wanting to distance themselves from the dreaded Windows 8 syndrome.