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L Train Closure and Mitigation

The L train tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn will close fully to trains for 18 months in 2019 to repair extensive damage from Superstorm Sandy.  The L has become synonymous with the Brooklyn brand; ridership at Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue station has increased more than thirty percent since 2010.

The NYU Rudin Center addresses the effects of this closure in our newest report, “L Train Closure and Mitigation,” written by Mitchell L. Moss, Sarah M. Kaufman, Jorge Hernandez and Sam Levy.

This report analyzes how the L train’s surrounding Brooklyn communities will absorb the economic impact of this tunnel closure: jobs, commutes dining and nightlife will be affected, and recommends mitigation measures.

Download the report [pdf]

Read the Wall Street Journal coverage.

Talking Traffic on Popular Mechanics

NYU Rudin Center Assistant Director Sarah Kaufman spoke with Popular Mechanics on Facebook Live yesterday. The conversation covered gridlock, bikes and driverless cars while sitting in traffic. Check out the video here:

What We’re Reading This Week

This week at the Rudin Center we’re busy preparing for our upcoming Staten Island Bus Hackathon. For more information about the hackathon click here! In other news, we’ve been reading a lot, as usual. Take a look at the links below to see what we’ve been reading this week:

What We’re Reading This Week

Video of the week: NYC Subway Train Operator’s Point of View – The Queens-bound 7 Line

What We’re Reading This Week

In case you missed our announcement earlier this week, be sure to save the date for our upcoming Bus Hackathon on Saturday, March 5th. More details and registration coming soon!
Each week we pull together transportation news articles to keep up on new developments and to fuel conversations about policy and management. Here’s this week’s round-up:

Did you participate in the No Pants Subway Ride? You might have made it into AMNY’s photo gallery:

Photo by Devyn Caldwell on Flickr

What We’re Reading This Week

This week’s to-read (and watch) list is chock-full of interesting debates about transportation and urban environments. From federal transportation priorities to local policies, here’s our reading list this week:

And, our assistant director for technology programming, Sarah Kaufman, is featured in this Business Insider video on urban explorers and daredevils:

To view the video in a larger frame, click here.

What We’re Reading

As we gear up for innovation-focused presentations by our Emerging Leaders this morning, we’re reflecting on this past week in transportation, from a round-up of our favorite transportation-inspired costumes–these adorable pups with wheels, the new Hudson Yards Station, pizza rat, and this “FleshDirect” set-up in Park Slope–to a look at transportation news:

Upcoming Rudin events:

Photo by Timothy Vogel/Flickr.

This week’s bonus is a special musical celebration of transit nerdery, “Movin’ On” as performed by the band TSUB Analysis, an “Americana/Bluegrass/Indie” group of transit professionals from Denver, CO:

What We’re Reading This Week

It’s literally been eventful this week at the Rudin Center! From the Cooper Union’s subway map event on Tuesday where our own Sarah Kaufman presented on the possibilities of user-oriented urban wayfinding, to Wednesday’s event with Shashi Verma of Transport for London, to today’s meeting of our Emerging Leaders in Transportation program. To keep fueling these discussions, here’s what we’re reading this week:

Don’t be out of the loop this weekend! Take a look at NYC Marathon road closures here: NYC Marathon street closures and traffic guide

Upcoming Rudin events:

Photo by Stephen Weppler/Flickr

What We’re Reading This Week

Today we host the first session of our Emerging Leaders in Transportation program at NYU Wagner; we’re very excited to welcome this year’s fellows and thankful for the participation of today’s guest speakers Mary K. Murphy (North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority), Daniel Baer (Parsons Brinckerhoff), and William Carry (NYCDOT).

Transportation leadership goes hand-in-hand with keeping up on current news, so here’s our weekly round-up:

And, just for fun:
These images show how far self-driving cars have come in a few short years

Coming up:
Tuesday, October 27, 2015- “THE SUBWAY MAP: THE LAST 50 YEARS, THE NEXT 50 YEARS” at The Cooper Union.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015- LEARNING FROM LONDON at NYU Wagner.
Monday, November 9, 2015- PERIPHERAL PROPOSALS : MODELS FOR COMMUTING FROM THE MARGINS at the Van Alen Institute.

What We’re Reading This Week

It’s that time of the week again! If you missed our event this past Monday (October 5th) with NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez you can find out more about how he hopes to make transportation safer and more efficient on our blog (click here). Otherwise, take a look at what we’re reading this week:

And, ICYMI last week, the MTA and L.A. Metro took to Twitter for some hilarious baseball-infused transit banter that you can read on CityLab, here.