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Inside The Secret Building Bringing Mobile Phone Service To New York City's Subway System

As Hurricane Sandy revealed almost two years ago, New York’s 100-year-old subway is not a modern and robust system. In fact, compared to other cities, it’s downright dirty, unpredictable and technologically behind. But the Metro Transit Authority is currently dragging it into the future — and I got the chance to go behind the scenes of the MTA’s mission.


The World's Best Train System Is Powered By An Advanced AI Boss

Hong Kong’s metro puts others to shame: It’s one of the most profitable train networks in the world. It’s on time 99.9 per cent of the time. It’s always improving — and it’s controlled by some very clever artificial intelligence.


A Melbourne Guy Is Allegedly Blackmailing Subway Over Secret Sandwich Recipes

Ever been upset by a former employer? Melbourne man, Arun Singhal, knows how you feel. Unlike other disgruntled former employees, however, Singhal is taking matters into his own hands against sandwich giant Subway, threatening to release secret sandwich recipes online if he’s not paid $35 million.


RIP Massimo Vignelli: The Iconic Designer Who Shaped A Century

We’d known that legendary designer Massimo Vignelli was sick: His son issued a plea to designers who were influenced by him to send him a letter, which surely flooded his home with well-designed well-wishes over the past few weeks. This morning, Vignelli passed away at the age of 83. Here, we’ve collected a handful of his most iconic contributions to design.


Lost In A Maze Of Abandoned Stations Beneath The Streets Of Barcelona

The always interesting urban exploration crew at Trackrunners have assembled all of their various trips down beneath the streets of Barcelona into one long super-post, an epic catalogue of all things lost and subterranean in that Spanish coastal city.


Incredibly Claustrophobic Photos Of Tokyo's Train At Rush Hour

The World’s Best Ever picked up this great photo series by Michael Wolf. Titled Tokyo Compression, it shows snapshots of passengers captured at Tokyo’s train stations at rush hour. If you’re claustrophobic, don’t look at these.


The New Budapest Metro Line Is An Awesome Psychedelic Trip

After ten years of extremely expensive, slow, and politically messed up construction work — it is a long and sad story of government corruption and incompetence — Budapest, the Hungarian capital, got its fourth metro line today. Despite its ill-fated genesis and controversial usefulness, the Metro 4 is an amazing engineering, architectural, and artistic achievement, a mix of stunning concrete structures and trippy ornamentation. It looks stunning.


This Beautifully Simple App Wants To Change How Public Transit Works

Public transit is a hard problem. Imagine how difficult it is for a city to meet the needs of millions, all of whom want to go different places at different times. And, inevitably, you’re left standing on the platform. Ototo wants to change all of that.


How To Design The Perfect Train Network Map

Cameron Booth is a seasoned graphic designer. In his spare time, he also edits transitmaps.tumblr.com, the web’s finest emporium for bus maps, subway diagrams, train network maps and more. We’re enormous fans of his site and wanted to pin him down on a subject that’s close to our own hearts: what makes a good transit map?


The New York City Subway Was Another World In 1980

The annual Armory Show has kicked off in New York City, showcasing art from around the world, although perhaps still most widely known for its controversial 1917 show, when Marcel Duchamp displayed a repurposed urinal as art and the minds and morals of the art world collectively exploded.