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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.

Visiting New York City: 5 Insider Tips

Natasha Malinsky | Posted 01.28.2016 | New York
Natasha Malinsky

New York City can be overwhelming on so many levels and when you're visiting from out of town you only have about a million questions that need to be answered.

How I Found Myself Straight Shaming

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

It was like years of repression and suppression and oppression raged out of me in that moment, perhaps a spontaneous combustion caused by the inhumane temperature on the subway platform.

Subway Employee Allegedly Attacked After Denying Man A Sandwich

Associated Press | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four people are under arrest in an attack at a Sacramento Subway shop after one of them was denied a sandwich. Police tell...

Gondolas Could Ease New York's Looming Subway Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn is reeling from news that the L train might stop connecting to Manhattan. As repairs are planned for the subway line's underwater...

Guide: 7 Mobile Games You Can Play with One Hand | @nttd

Netted by the Webbys | Posted 01.12.2016 | Technology
Netted by the Webbys

You're on the train, squeezed between a double stroller with two screaming babies and a guy who smells like he bathed in sauerkraut. Ah, it's another ...

Tony Hale Teases A More Bluth-Centric 'Arrested Development'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.10.2016 | Entertainment

Heeeeeeey, brother. Beloved by many but watched by few, "Arrested Development" was resurrected by Netflix in 2013, seven years after Fox pulled the pl...

'Pizza Rat' Suspected Of Being A Hoax, Because Nothing Is Sacred

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weird News

"Is anything real?" That was the question posed to The Huffington Post by Eric Yearwood, a New York-based comedian who told Gothamist this week that ...

Why It's Taking Companies So Long To Switch To Cage-Free Eggs

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business

At the world’s largest fast-food chain, ending the use of eggs laid by caged hens will be a 15-year process. Subway said Monday that it will switch ...

First Class Cities Deserve First Class Transit

Karl Wilder | Posted 12.02.2015 | San Francisco
Karl Wilder

Any of you who have traveled extensively have seen some amazing subway and rail systems in foreign countries. They are often beautiful and clean. ...

'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...

Celebrating the Ghosts of the L Train

Tom Falco | Posted 11.30.2015 | New York
Tom Falco

People have come and gone, but the subway lines are still running, on the same routes on the same tracks, among all those ghosts of happy times past.

Unhappy Holidays for Minimum Wagers

Martha Burk | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Love or hate it, shopping is our national pastime. It's even easier now that you can do it in your pajamas in front of your computer, or on the phone in between texting while driving. But for many, those new black shopping days signify a time of worry -- maybe even desperation.

Should These Subway Cars Be Covered In Nazi Flags Right Now?

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: The ads, which were previously scheduled to run until mid-December, have been removed from subway cars under pressure from New York Governor A...

World's Most Narcissistic Rat Takes Selfie In Subway

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.23.2015 | Weird News

If you think rats and selfies are in competition for the grossest things on the planet, it's time for you to meet selfie rat. A man named Don Richards...

Thief Allegedly Uses Curling Iron To Hold Up Subway Restaurant, Gets Just $9

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.10.2015 | Crime

When holding up a Subway sandwich store without any weapons, what's a man to 'do? Arieus Warren used a curling iron, according to Dallas police. Polic...

What Are The Best NYC Subway Lines To Live Near?

Andrey Grehov | Posted 11.17.2015 | New York
Andrey Grehov

For years, NYC movers have followed New Yorkers pushing ever outwards, developing neighborhoods along the train lines and eventually beyond -- which is how Williamsburg went from industrial wasteland to hip Manhattan addendum seemingly overnight.

Surviving Hurricane Sandy: The Smartest Pigeon in Brooklyn

Cathryn Swan | Posted 11.02.2015 | New York
Cathryn Swan

Once reports came through that it was safe to cautiously walk around, I went back to the Church Avenue station. I was able to walk down the stairs into the vestibule area. The turnstiles were roped off with yellow tape: Do Not Enter. Through the bars, I saw the hardy pigeon.

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...

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.

Subway Offers Plan To Prove Footlongs Are Footlong

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business

If your Footlong isn't measuring up, this proposed settlement will give you plenty to chew on. Subway will soon start measuring sandwich bread to ensu...

Subway Is Transitioning To Antibiotic-Free Meat

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway said Tuesday that it plans to switch to meat raised without antibiotics over the next several years. The announcement comes a...

Caught On Tape: Naked Woman Trashes Subway Restaurant (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.15.2015 | Weird News

If today's piece about a rodent sandwich at Subway wasn't hard enough to swallow, chew on this. A naked woman who was possibly high on synthetic marij...

Rodent Repulsion After Man Finds Mouse In Sandwich

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.14.2015 | Weird News

When Matt Jones and Jay Armstead entered a Subway restaurant in Lincoln City, Oregon, it surely wasn't for the mouse muffaletta. But that's essentiall...

Riding The Rails At Age 68 By Myself

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 10.14.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Okay. I'm not Cheryl Strayed hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Okay. I'm not Diana Nyad swimming from Havana to Key West. But I am riding the rails at age 68, for the very first time. By Myself.