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Design Competition Yields a New Look for the Proposed Triboro Transit Line

The design proposal for the Triboro Corridor is speculative, but meant to inspire the conversation on one of the "4c" ideas at the heart of the Regional Plan Association's Fourth Regional Plan.
August 16, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Michelle Cohen reports on the results of a design competition announced by the Regional Plan Association in June, "asking for proposals that would transform various areas of the New York metropolitan region."

"One of the four ideas chosen to receive $45,000 was a transportation alternative that would serve the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn," according to Cohen. The Triboro Corridor proposal "developed by New York-based firm Only If along with Netherlands-based firm One Architecture, focuses on using a light rail to move passengers between the outer boroughs to alleviate some of the overcrowding that has plagued the current subway system with delays."

Diane Pham also covered the new Triboro idea in an earlier article from June.

The Triboro idea was only one of the design proposals featured in the ongoing 4C exhibit at For Tilden, running through September 17. 4C is a principal component of RPA’s Fourth Regional Plan, "A Region Transformed," according to the 4C website. 

4C identifies four regional corridors of particular interest in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area: Highlands, Coast, City, Suburbs. Together, these corridors represent the full range of policy and design challenges of the region addressed in the fourth plan.

Planetizen most recently picked up news about the grand plans for a Triboro Corridor transit line when the RPA released a policy brief in May 2016.

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