How a poop-filled train from NYC wound up in rural Alabama
April 25, 2018, 2:24 p.m. by Matt Hickman
While easy to focus on the gross-out factor, the tale of a stranded train filled with sewage sludge shines a light on the complicated afterlife of our waste.
Did Minneapolis just host the most public transit-dependent game in Super Bowl history?
February 5, 2018, 11:57 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Light rail emerged as an MVP in frigid Minneapolis.
Respected architect proposes bridge linking Scotland and Ireland (and no one laughs)
January 30, 2018, 7:52 a.m. by Matt Hickman
A 25-mile 'Celtic Connection' is gaining traction.
Hop on Cambodia's famed 'bamboo train' before it sputters into the sunset
September 8, 2017, 3:02 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The homegrown rail trolleys are once again under threat.
Seattle is topping one of its famous floating bridges with light rail
May 22, 2017, 9:42 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The gridlock-relieving rapid transit project is a world's first.
The strange history of the man-eating lions of Tsavo
April 20, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by John Platt
The lions reportedly killed up to 135 people in 1898, but does the truth live up to the myth?
9 best train rides for exploring the national parks
October 26, 2016, 5:05 p.m. by Josh Lew
See the national parks in a whole new light with these train trips.