East Coast snowstorm wreaks chaos, commuters warned to avoid Port Authority Bus Terminal

Wong Maye-E/AP The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday’s evening commute to a crawl. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, snow, freezing rain, and sleet made driving tricky and closed schools. Commuters also were advised to avoid the […]

Severn Bridge toll SCRAPPED: Commuters to save £1,400 a year as bridge becomes free to use

Commuters across the country could make hefty savings as the Severn crossing bridge toll charge gets scrapped. The daily £5.60 charge will be scrapped from December this year, a week before Christmas. Tolls have been in force on the Severn Bridge since it was introduced in 1966. Regular commuters could make savings of up to […]

This $215 backpack from a San Francisco startup is full of clever features for commuters — here’s why it’s my go-to

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. ISM The ISM Classic Backpack was designed as a unisex bag for anyone in need of something durable for commuting, yet luxurious enough for professional and formal environments. The bag […]

Someone on Instagram is posting videos of the moments commuters miss their trains — and they’re painful to watch

Instagram Embed: //instagram.com/p/BMpLM4Bj9He/embed Width: 658px There’s an Instagram account dedicated to collecting video footage of commuters in Sydney missing their trains. The account @missedyabus shows people running to catch their ride — and their devastated faces when they don’t make it. It’s highly amusing. There’s an Instagram account dedicated to collecting humiliating video footage of commuters […]

What percentage of passenger journeys is made up by commuters? – The Saturday Briefing

GETTY Fifty-six per cent of train journeys are for commuting, latest government figures show Q: The media, particularly the BBC, like to refer to all train passengers as “commuters”.  What percentage of passenger journeys is made up by people commuting to and from work, as opposed to those travelling for business, leisure or other purposes?  […]

People power: Beijing commuters free man trapped under train (VIDEOS)

Published time: 4 Aug, 2017 10:04 Beijing commuters showed there’s strength in numbers when they united to rescue a man trapped between a train and a station platform. Video uploaded to Weibo purports to show the dramatic rescue at the Beijing Metro Subway Dongzhimen station Thursday evening, when commuters and station staff joined together to […]

New York’s commuters are in for a ‘summer of hell’ — and its effects could be longer-term than people think

Stephanie Keith / Stringer / Getty Images The long-brewing “summer of hell” has kicked off in the New York metro area. As parts of Penn Station, the US’s busiest train hub, have shut down for extensive track repairs, commuters are already complaining about crowded, standing-room-only trains, the New York Post reports. And experts warn that […]

‘Summer of hell’: 600k+ New York-area commuters face massive station repairs & delays

A two-month period of extensive repairs of signals and tracks at New York’s Penn Station, a major commuter hub for nearly 600,000 people, began with some overcrowding and delays. In 2016, 3,000 delays and cancellations were caused by engineering work. Monday morning’s rush hour began without any unusually large crowd and without any major problems. […]

New York’s transit offers ‘late-to-work’ notes for stranded commuters

A power failure caused delays on multiple subway lines during the morning commute for many New Yorkers, leaving commuters stranded and furious. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said they were investigating the signal problems and people should allow for extra travel time. In a tweet, the agency reminded New Yorkers that if a train delay made […]