On November 27th, 1967 there was chaos on the New York City…
For future expansion of the system we need to be open to thinking outside the box. How can build the Utica Ave Subway?
Transit planners often look for the path of least resistance but this more often than not reduces the effectiveness of transit. Transit should be built where it will be most effective not where it’s cheapest to build.
We are designing the world’s most expensive subway and it won’t help most New Yorkers. Here’s how we can change that.
Collecting every historical map I could find, using GIS data, satellite imagery (both current and historic), YouTube videos of fan trips, my own observations looking out the window of trains through tunnels, and talking to retired track workers I was able to draw what I believe to be the most accurate track map of the NYC Subway ever.
Does NYC really need a one seat ride to its airports?
The new Midtown East Rezoning will put a strain our already maxed out subway system. What is something we can do quickly to relieve the pressure?
The abandoned Rockaway Branch rail road in central Queens is pitting transit advocates against the proposed QueensWay park. Both sides have their points and both sides want a better city. So why are they fighting against each other?
As more and more people move along the M train the limitations of the current junction at Myrtle-Broadway will soon need to be addressed. The MTA is undergoing a rebuild of the viaduct which hold the track but it will not address the bottleneck. Here’s how the MTA could do so.
Due to a quirk in history there has never been a free transfer between the G train and J/M/Z trains. With the looming L train shutdown fixing this connection would go a long way in helping mitigate the disruptions.
As the major subway expansion projects of the last 15 years begin…
The transit blogs and op-eds in New York City have been abuzz…