The NYU Rudin Center for Transportation’s study showing a sharp decline in Upper East Side taxi use following the Second Avenue Subway opening was featured on NY1 News. Click the image to watch the video.
Since the opening of the Second Avenue Subway’s three new stations on January 1, 2017, taxi pickups and dropoffs in the immediate vicinity have declined, according to a new report by NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation.
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Time: 8:45am – 10:00am
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl., 295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604
The growth of NYC’s for-hire vehicle market means that the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is gathering unprecedented amounts of trip data, yielding a far more comprehensive view of how New Yorkers travel. The TLC uses this data to enforce consumer protections and safety requirements and to gain insight into emerging transportation models, accessibility and driver income. How can the public and private sectors use this data to inform policymaking?
Join us for a lively discussion.
Opening remarks: Meera Joshi, Commissioner and Chair, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission
Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Cordell Schachter, Chief Technology Officer, New York City Department of Transportation
Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer, City of New York
Anthony Townsend, Founder, Bits and Atoms
Moderated by Mitchell L. Moss, Director, NYU Rudin Center
Photo: Michael Greenberg
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.
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:
The NYU Rudin Center’s current work surrounds “Intelligent Paratransit,” a project to re-frame mobility for the elderly and disabled using modern ridesharing technologies.
Through this work, the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation aims to find technological solutions to making paratransit across the country more cost- and time-efficient, and a better experience for its customers. We are analyzing paratransit systems worldwide, evaluating potential improvements for reservations, dispatch and routing, and recommending strategies for incorporating new technology into existing systems.
The NYU Rudin Center hosted advisory group sessions to discuss the implications of changes and advances in policy, technology, and operations as they apply to paratransit in the US and collaborate on potential solutions. The project advisory group consists of stakeholders from the public, private, non-profit and advocacy sectors.
The Intelligent Paratransit report will be released in the summer of 2016.
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Video of the week: NYC Subway Train Operator’s Point of View – The Queens-bound 7 Line
Over the past weekend, our assistant director for technology programming, Sarah Kaufman, was asked to weigh in on the effects of Uber and other app-based taxi services on the traditional taxi industry.
The Rudin Center office is back from break–which means we’re back to our weekly round-up of transportation news!
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- G.M., Expecting Rapid Change, Invests $500 Million in Lyft
- Traffic deaths down 22 percent since launch of Vision Zero plan
- Self-driving buses will be a big part of the transit puzzle
- Report: Cabbies are Getting Nicer—and We Have Uber to Thank
- Nike to sponsor Portland’s bike-share program, call it Biketown
- AND, heads up that the No Pants Subway Ride happens this weekend: 7 Things To Know Before Underwear-Clad Straphangers Take to the Subway
This week’s video highlights excerpts from Dr. Anthony Townsend’s talk—“Re-Programming Mobility 2030: Scenarios of Digital Transformation in Metropolitan America”—at Volpe’s Beyond Traffic speaker series on November 24, 2015.
Photo by Maximilian Goldmann on Flickr
Sarah M. Kaufman, NYU Rudin Center Assistant Director for Technology Programming, appeared on Fox 5 News to discuss potential regulations of ridesharing companies: