Subway Ridership 1975-2015

Ridership on the New York City Subway has grown drastically in the last four decades, from 966 million in 1975 to 1.7 billion in 2015; at the Times Square subway station alone, rides increased by 29 million. This explosive growth in usage demonstrates the system’s importance to both the city and region. New York City’s … Continue reading Subway Ridership 1975-2015

Citi Bike: What Current Use and Activity Suggests for the Future of the Program

Citi Bike: What Current Use and Activity Suggests for the Future of the Program takes stock of the system’s strengths and areas for growth as policymakers determine the City’s role in bringing Citi Bike to all five boroughs. Key findings include: Citi Bike is most heavily used in Manhattan- 83% of September trips started & ended … Continue reading Citi Bike: What Current Use and Activity Suggests for the Future of the Program

2016

Intelligent Paratransit

As Americans aged 65 or older increase from fifteen to twenty percent of the population by 2030, cities across the United States will face a transportation crisis. Urban residents who are physically unable to use public transportation, including the disabled and mobility-impaired elderly, are offered paratransit services. These paratransit systems, as required by an unfunded … Continue reading Intelligent Paratransit

Intelligent Paratransit

As Americans aged 65 or older increase from fifteen to twenty percent of the population by 2030, cities across the United States will face a transportation crisis. Urban residents who are physically unable to use public transportation, including the disabled and mobility-impaired elderly, are offered paratransit services. These paratransit systems, as required by an unfunded … Continue reading Intelligent Paratransit

L Train Closure and Mitigation

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced a timeline to repair the Canarsie Tube, the tunnel connecting the L Train between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Canarsie Tube must be repaired following the damage incurred from Superstorm Sandy; it was flooded by 7 million gallons of saltwater and closed for 11 days in 2012, reopening after … Continue reading L Train Closure and Mitigation

L Train Closure and Mitigation

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced a timeline to repair the Canarsie Tube, the tunnel connecting the L Train between Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Canarsie Tube must be repaired following the damage incurred from Superstorm Sandy; it was flooded by 7 million gallons of saltwater and closed for 11 days in 2012, reopening after … Continue reading L Train Closure and Mitigation

Time to Get Moving: Improving commuter and intercity rail facilities and services on Manhattan’s West Side

The approach to redeveloping the Farley Building and Penn Station that has been presented by Governor Cuomo, Empire State Development, Amtrak and the MTA offers a real opportunity to dramatically improve the facilities and services available to both commuters and intercity rail passengers traveling into and out of Manhattan. Critical issues must still be addressed: … Continue reading Time to Get Moving: Improving commuter and intercity rail facilities and services on Manhattan’s West Side

Downtown Rising: How Brooklyn became a model for urban development

Of the many changes that have reshaped New York City during the past fifteen years, few have been as dramatic and as consequential as the emergence of Downtown Brooklyn as a major center of innovation, economic growth, and cultural development. “Downtown Rising: How Brooklyn became a model for urban development” examines the ongoing transformation of … Continue reading Downtown Rising: How Brooklyn became a model for urban development

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