Can I opt out of public transit searches? (Boston/MBTA-specific) [more inside]
Once or twice a week at least, I hear a subway announcement that the line is running with delays "due to a disabled train." This might signify that the train is five minutes later than you expected, or two hours later. Does anyone know exactly what "a disabled train" means? [more inside]
Tokyo trains: how inconvenient is it to lug luggage on the train/subway system? [more inside]
what jobs are out there in transportation planning for the liberal artsy type just out of college + wandering back home to Boston? [more inside]
Cheapest way to get to Newark airport from the city? [more inside]
I'm trying to compile a list of subway or light rail systems that are open all night. So far all I have is the New York subway and the Chicago El, but there's got to be more than that. There's a lot of cities in the world!
I'm relatively new to New York and ride the subway every day. When I'm on the above-ground lines I notice another "fourth" rail in between the two running rails that doesn't look like it is used, but is securely tied down. Sometimes there's even a fifth rail, also in the middle. Usually this rail doesn't run continuously and it occasionally curves or has other oddities. What is this fourth rail for? [more inside]