Topic: Mass Transit

Artist Achieves His Dream of Turning a City Street Into a Waterslide 96,000 people apply to ride

We've written before about artist Luke Jerram's ambitious plan to turn a Bristol street into a giant waterslide, but now he's gone ahead and done it. Jerram's waterslide ended up being…

May 6, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

Buses and Trains Are OK, but Mass Transit Could Use a Few Giant Waterslides A British city preps for a test

Artist Luke Jerram is turning one street in Bristol, England—specifically, Park Street—into a giant waterslide for a day. Sanitary issues aside (what happens when pigeons crap in it?), the stunt…

March 17, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

Mind the Gap! First Advertiser Jumps Aboard the MetroCard Card gets you 20 percent off at Gap in NYC

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has begun rolling out ads on the front of its MetroCards. First stop: the Gap, which exhorts riders to "Be bright NYC," with the word…

October 9, 2012, 7:13 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Midttrafik Riding the bus has never been cooler than in this epic transit spot from Denmark

People fight their way on to buses for one reason only—because they're overcrowded. But actually, no—in Denmark, people will push, punch, shove and claw their way on to Midttrafik buses…

September 13, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT

'Mad Men' actors pitching high-speed trains

Mad Men actors Vincent Kartheiser and Rich Sommer get in their 1960s characters to promote, in a roundabout way, development of high-speed rail in America in the 2010s in this…

March 9, 2011, 5:02 PM EST

Mass transit is good enough for the animals

These colorful ads from Belgian agency Duval Guillaume, starring penguins and fireflies, respectively, are a darling illustration of the social benefits of mass transit. Of course, buses would never be…

February 26, 2009, 11:00 AM EST