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Mitchell L. Moss, NYU Rudin Center Director, and Hugh O’Neill, founder and president of Appleseed, wrote an op-ed in today’s Crain’s New York, “Forget romantic fantasies—rebuild Penn Station without uprooting the Garden.” (link)
Here’s an excerpt:
There are well-meaning groups who believe we should tear down the current structure, move Madison Square Garden, and start over. Simply put, this is too expensive and disruptive an option for achieving most of the same goals by modernizing the existing facility at far lower cost and with far less disruption.
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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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