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At least five piece of debris have fallen from elevated subway tracks in Queens, New York

New York is installing netting under elevated subway tracks where debris keeps falling onto streets below

After a piece of metal pierced a car's windshield and at least four other objects fell, local politicians urged the MTA to do act.
New York police released this video of the alleged subway brake bandit.

New York City has caught an alleged subway bandit who delayed more than 700 trains by pulling the emergency brake

Isaiah Thompson was arrested in Brooklyn Friday. Police say he's the culprit behind emergency brake activations that delayed more than 740 trains.

The rise and fall of Amtrak, which has been losing money since 1971

The US has long lagged behind other countries when it comes to passenger rail.
The City Hall subway station is only accessible via a special tour.

There’s an old, unused subway station underneath New York’s City Hall. Here’s what it’s like to visit.

There's no service provided to the City Hall station today, but you can catch a glimpse by riding a downtown 6 local train past its terminal stop.
A Los Angeles Metro Rail station.

The Los Angeles subway transports more than 300,000 people a day — here’s what it’s like to ride it

Los Angeles has a reputation as a car city, but it also has a surprisingly decent subway system.

These are the world’s 12 longest tunnels

From particle accelerators to bullet trains, engineers have built some impressive portals through bedrock and under bodies of water.

San Francisco’s new public trains are clean, spacious and surprisingly quiet — here’s what it’s like to ride one

Many of the Bay Area Rapid Transit trains currently in use have been around since the 1970s.
Conductor Resha Taylor directs passengers boarding Amtrak's Southwest Chief in Union Station in Chicago, Illinois.

An Amtrak train with 183 passengers on board was stuck for more than 36 hours after hitting a tree in Oregon

The 183 passengers were stuck on the train from Seattle to Los Angeles since Sunday, and one told a local news station that supplies were running low.
Walmart.

Walmart is quietly taking charge of its rail operations — and it could slash transportation costs as the country’s largest retailer seeks ...

Walmart is taking control of their supply chain through a pilot program in which the retailer uses name-brand freight containers designed in-house.
The originally planned route.

California just drastically cut its plan for high-speed rail — and it’s the latest example of the US failing to do what the rest of t...

Cost overruns and political hand-wringing have left Americans with antique train technology while the rest of the world progresses.