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45 Public Transportation Innovations

From LED Technology for Subways to Self-Steering Buses

— October 24, 2009 — Autos
It’s becoming ever more important to encourage people to utilize public transportation over more wasteful transit options. To do this, metros across the globe are redefining the way we travel. If that entails a simple redesign or introducing high-tech, eco-friendly transportation vehicles, they’re pulling all the stops. Check out these public transportation innovations to see for yourself.
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Redecorating Subway Cars
Redecorating Subway Cars
Pranksters Turn Train into a Living Room
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Subway Ticket Portraits
Subway Ticket Portraits
Parisian Metro Artist Luc Grateau
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Eco Smart Transit Signs
Eco Smart Transit Signs
Solar-Powered Synchomatics Uses Autodesk to Create Digital Prototypes
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42
Subway Cafes
Subway Cafes
Subway Tries Espresso & Paninis
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41
Subway Finder Apps
Subway Finder Apps
Acrossair Pinpoints the Location of the London Tube for iPhone
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40
Subway Stations Get Mobile Service
Subway Stations Get Mobile Service
NYC Tunnel Talk
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39
Rollercoaster Metro
Rollercoaster Metro
Carmelit Slanted Subway
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38
Made in Transit Produce
Made in Transit Produce
Growing Food On-the-Way
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37
Super-Sized Fat Seats
Super-Sized Fat Seats
Shameful Seating for the Obese Installed on Brazilian Subway
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36
LED Technology for Subways
LED Technology for Subways
See-Through Information
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35
Tranquil Spanish Subway Ad
Tranquil Spanish Subway Ad
Metro Madrid
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34
Emergency Subway Lights
Emergency Subway Lights
The Detachable Handle Light Makes for a Safer and Calmer Train Evacuation
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33
Animated Subvertising
Animated Subvertising
Subway Ads Flicker in Asia
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32
Subway Web Surfing
Subway Web Surfing
WiFi Rail Makes Deal with BART for Underground Internet Access
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31
Trains That Mimic Nature
Trains That Mimic Nature
Renfe Protects Planet With Animal-Inspired Transportation
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30
Driverless Transportation
Driverless Transportation
Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) Vehicles at Heathrow Airport
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29
Underground Art Galleries
Underground Art Galleries
The Platform at Degrave Street Subway Station
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28
Nordic Metro Art Installation
Nordic Metro Art Installation
The Tunnel of Light Escalator
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27
Child-Friendly Train
Child-Friendly Train
Japanese Public Transit for Kids by Eiji Mititooka
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26
Branded Landmarks
Branded Landmarks
NYC Subway Car Gets Wrapped
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25
Perpetual Passenger Train
Perpetual Passenger Train
Non-Stop Metro Rail Transit
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24
Self-Steering Buses
Self-Steering Buses
UC Berkeley Magnetic Transit
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23
Musical Subway Stairs
Musical Subway Stairs
Piano Stairs Encourage People to Get Some Exercise
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22
Sexist Subways
Sexist Subways
Women-Only Transit In Seoul
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21
Ceiling-Mounted Subway Maps
Ceiling-Mounted Subway Maps
GPS System Pinpoints Location on Subway Car Ceilings
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20
Passenger Cargo Trains
Passenger Cargo Trains
The Urban Frog Serves Multipurpose Transportation
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19
Metro Monsters
Metro Monsters
Alex Andreyev Shows the Life of Insects & Critters on the Subway
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18
Subway Head-Holders
Subway Head-Holders
Gadgets to Help Tired Commuters Take Quick Naps en Route
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17
$7.64 Billion Transit Systems
$7.64 Billion Transit Systems
The Dubai Luxury Metro System Redefines City Travel
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16
Stylish Subway Entrances
Stylish Subway Entrances
Toulouse, France Introduces Modern Art to Public Transit
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15
Single-Seat Buses
Single-Seat Buses
Slimo Allows Individualized Public Transportation
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14
Crowdpowered Transit
Crowdpowered Transit
Alex Astilean's Speedfit Treadmobile is an Exercise in Innovation
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13
Energy-Generating Subway Station Floors
Energy-Generating Subway Station Floors
East Japan Railway Harvests Power from Commuters
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12
Bottoms Up Transit
Bottoms Up Transit
Electric Inverted Monorail Could Come to a City Near You
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11
Future Transit Hubs
Future Transit Hubs
Chicago Union Station Aims to Move Crowds Through Clouds
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10
Public Transit 2.0
Public Transit 2.0
Florence TAV Station
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9
Solar-Powered Bus Stops
Solar-Powered Bus Stops
Johann Paquelier's Transit Design Lights Up at Night
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8
Extreme Public Transportation
Extreme Public Transportation
Giant Suction Cups for Hitchhikers for 2008 Fiat Contest
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7
Futuristic Public Transit Pods
Futuristic Public Transit Pods
Personal Train Capsules
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6
Attractive Bus Stops
Attractive Bus Stops
Mass Transit Design Lures Riders in With Comfortable Waiting Area
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5
Eco Bus Stops
Eco Bus Stops
San Francisco Unveils Project for Solar Powered Transit Stations
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4
Personal Trains
Personal Trains
ULTRa Future Train
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3
Personal Transportation Pods
Personal Transportation Pods
Room For Only One in the Metro Cell Vehicle
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2
Futuristic Bus Stops
Futuristic Bus Stops
The Solar-Powered EyeStop Makes Public Transit Smarter
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1
Controversial Public Transit Photos
Controversial Public Transit Photos
Paris Metro Nudes
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