August 30, 2016, 5am PDT
The New York Times transit reporter, Emma G. Fitzsimmons, reports from Toronto to see what riders think about their 'open gangway' subway cars. By 2020, New York will receive 750 of these cars that have no doors separating the cars.
August 25, 2016, 9am PDT
In cities like New York where multiple transit operators serve the same travelers, nothing compels those operators to work together. This isolation can result in embarrassing inefficiencies.
July 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
The New York MTA has chosen the "remove-the-band-aid-quickly" strategy for its plans to repair the L Train line from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
July 25, 2016, 5am PDT
The Republic National Convention dominated the news last week, and for good reason. There was also eye candy for New York transit advocates and lots of new housing research to enjoy.
July 20, 2016, 6am PDT
Some of the New York Subway's stations and cars could be getting a drastically updated look—as soon as 2020.
June 24, 2016, 9am PDT
Ok, some are going to catch the train, too. You just never know when it's your lucky day.
May 27, 2016, 10am PDT
With so much attention placed on the woes facing D.C. Metro, it's important to recognize that it is hardly the only subway facing critical infrastructure investment needs.
May 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Two alternatives for repairs on the New York subway's L Train line will have severe consequences for 225,000 riders who cross the East River daily.
May 16, 2016, 8am PDT
It's important for transit to look and feel nice, if only to resurrect its deeply tarnished image in the United States. But ridership depends on good service, not good aesthetics.
May 16, 2016, 7am PDT
For decades, New York City's boom times lay deep in the past. Now that the city's growing again, Aaron Renn says New York may need to take cues from the Sun Belt, of all places.
May 5, 2016, 2pm PDT
A fun, if not conclusive, exercise in layering the country's most famous transit map with data from the real estate market.
April 20, 2016, 8am PDT
Bernie Sanders may have retained his Brooklyn accent, but his knowledge of the subway seems to have stopped 13 years ago. And Chappaqua resident Hillary Clinton obviously hasn't ridden the subway in ages (if at all) based on her 'swiping' technique.
February 9, 2016, 5am PST
The first "open gangway" subway cars are due to arrive in New York in 2020. These cars enable passengers to freely walk between cars without having to struggle to open doors to access an adjacent car.
November 11, 2015, 2pm PST
Rankings from the International Association of Public Transport have Tokyo on top, followed by Beijing and Shanghai. New York comes in seventh.
September 25, 2015, 5am PDT
The streets of New York lived up to their infamous reputation this week with two viral videos that seemed almost too perfect.
June 2, 2015, 8am PDT
In exchange for the approval to build One Vanderbilt, a 63-story office tower adjacent to Grand Central Terminal, the developer will give the MTA $220 million for upgrades to entrances of the Metro-North Railroad and the terminal's subway entrances.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
April 13, 2015, 11am PDT
Going back to Robert Moses, New York City has a history of underestimating the price of major construction projects. Inflated infrastructure costs are prompting stakeholders to seek out root causes.
April 9, 2015, 1pm PDT
Subway restoration and resilience efforts depend for a large part on federal relief. South Ferry Station, still new when the storm hit, will basically be rebuilt from scratch.
April 8, 2015, 7am PDT
Yonah Freemark examines U.S. subway systems and notes the lack of "open gangways" (i.e., the space between the cars). Only in the U.S. do doors separate cars. What gives?
March 31, 2015, 6am PDT
Once the subway's pride, R-32 'Brightliner' trains that operate on the C line will soon disappear from service. Mid-century promo videos notwithstanding, the line's rolling stock was in dire need of an update.
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