Sometimes the smartest way to improve transit is not to plow millions into more stations, more buses, more trains, etc (though we're certainly not against that!), but to simply change how things are done in the existing system.
It remains to be seen how green (or not) new Pope Francis aka Jorge Mario Bergoglio will be, but this photo of him riding the subway in Buenos Aires, Argentina, certainly makes a good ad for public transportation.
Apple might have a market cap of half a trillion dollars, but that doesn't make it omnipotent. With the release of iOS 6 Maps, the fruit company has found out the hard way that making full-featured, accurate mapping software is hard