Japan’s Record-Breaking Maglev Train

Japan’s magnetic levitation (or maglev) train has broken the world speed record—again. The high-speed rail uses electrically charged magnets to hover the train over the tracks, reducing friction and allowing for increased speeds. Its most recent test run hit a record-breaking speed of 603km/h (374mph), surpassing its previous run of 590km/h. By 2027, Japan hopes to implement the lightning speeds of the maglev train in …

MTA Bans the “Manspread”

With more and more men being noticed for taking up too much space on public transportation in an act coined “manspreading,” NYC’s MTA has made an official claim against it as part of their new visual messaging about subway etiquette. Mic decided to document what would happen if a woman assumed the same open-legged position. Using cleverly placed hidden cameras, reactions of fellow subway riders …

UK Graphic Artists Celebrate the Year of the Bus

Putting original artwork (and a bus map) in Londoners' wallets with 10 limited edition Oyster card-holders

This year happens to be the Year of the Bus, and a celebratory campaign by Transport for London (TfL) and London Transport Museum is recognizing buses as “arteries of the capital.” Pretty apt, considering London is home to one of the largest and most accessible bus networks in the world. TfL is collaborating with Outline Artists (you might be familiar with the small illustration agency’s …