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We love transportation! And, we hope you enjoy this week’s reading list. This week, we’re reading about new attempts to marry shopping and dining experiences here in NYC with TurnStyle at the Columbus Circle subway station, impending L train repairs, and fun facts about floating concrete. What we’re reading this week:
- An Exhaustive and Accessible Transit Database Has Finally Arrived
- TurnStyle Columbus Circle: Food hall and retail shops open in subway station
- L Train Tunnel Repairs Won’t Start Until 2019
- What It Takes to Keep a 7,700-Foot Floating Bridge From Doom
- New Blueprint Spreads the Gospel of Overnight Bike Lanes
In case you you missed it, our assistant director for technology programming, Sarah Kaufman, recently guest posted to the Second Avenue Sagas blog. We highly recommend you read her piece, “Transit: The Gender Difference” here.
This week, we’ve also been reading–and thinking–about the following transportation news items:
- MTA to solicit proposals for ‘New Fare Payment System,’ taking first step in finding MetroCard replacement
- Unveiling Uber’s Transparency Report
- NJ Transit’s Deficit Shrinks, Even as Transportation Funding Uncertainty Grows
- House Members Refuse Washington Subway System’s Plea for More Funds
- MTA Pulls The Plug On APTA
Photo by Phil Hilfiker on Flickr
Experiences in transit are as diverse as New Yorkers, and it’s time to call attention to the different ways genders approach transit in New York City.
NYU Rudin Center Assistant Director Sarah M. Kaufman has published a post in today’s Second Avenue Sagas highlighting these differences and recommended action plans.
Click here for the post.
Photo above by Thomas Hawk / Flickr
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The Wall Street Journal
Mitchell L. Moss, Professor of Urban Planning & Policy at NYU Wagner and Director of the school's Rudin Center for Transportation, has written a new op-ed describing Downtown Brooklyn's dramatic emergence as “the new model of urban redevelopment.”
“In fact,” writes Professor Moss in The New York Observer (March 29), “Brooklyn has emerged as a global brand, a symbol of urban creativity—whether in cuisine, poetry, innovative start-ups, or fashion. Brooklyn is now the destination for young, smart and pioneering kids who once flocked to Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side. Major banks, law firms, ad agencies and media conglomerates will always operate from Manhattan, but the talent they depend on no longer resides in aging suburbs or Manhattan’s upper east side—the promised land for psychiatrists, orthopedists and plastic surgeons. No county in the United States has more female-headed starts-ups than Brooklyn.”