Emma G. Fitzsimmons

December 7, 2017, 10am PST
Ten years after former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan died on the state Assembly floor, expect to see a similar plan revived by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.). New York Times metro reporter, Winnie Hu, explains why it never died.
The New York Times
December 6, 2017, 7am PST
The 300-foot wide Queens Boulevard has been known as the Boulevard of Death. Since 1990, it has claimed 186 lives, 74 percent being pedestrians, including 18 in 1997 alone. A series of safety improvements have brought fatalities to zero since 2014.
The New York Times
June 29, 2017, 10am PDT
While the New York subway's need for infrastructure investment is well documented, it was an improperly placed rail that caused two subway cars to derail on a southbound A train on Tuesday morning in Harlem.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
May 4, 2017, 10am PDT
In New York's subway, stations are not the only historic parts of the 113-year-old system. Essential communications infrastructure responsible for keeping the trains running belongs in a museum, explaining the cause of many recent delays.
The New York Times
April 6, 2017, 9am PDT
Planning and construction for the new Amtrak Gateway tunnels unders the Hudson River and the next phase of the Second Avenue Subway could grind to a halt under President Trump's proposed budget that substantially cuts capital grants programs.
The New York Times
January 4, 2017, 12pm PST
Along with commute time reductions, expect significant rent increases resulting in some displacement of current residents around the three new Second Avenue Subway stations, according to a new report.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
January 3, 2017, 5am PST
Three new stations on Second Avenue and an upgraded Lexington Avenue station were open for the first phase of the long-awaited subway line, an extension of the Q Line. Here are some observations of the trains and stations from The New York Times.
The New York Times
November 1, 2016, 5am PDT
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is committed to opening the first phase of the new Second Avenue subway in December, but a New York Times report sheds doubt on all three new stations being ready before 2017.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
October 17, 2016, 5am PDT
The New York Times looks into the decline of New Jersey Transit commuter railroad, rated as outstanding only nine years ago. Much of the decline can be traced to decisions by the Christie administration beginning in 2010.
The New York Times
October 10, 2016, 10am PDT
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the minute before the Sept. 29 crash, the engineer suddenly accelerated, hurling the train into the wall of Hoboken Terminal, killing one person. They will work to find out why.
The New York Times
September 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Just as Toronto's subway cars provide an example of the benefits that await New Yorkers when their new 'open gangway' cars arrive in 2020, Toronto's extensive streetcar network also provides an example for New York — of what not to do.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
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.
The New York Times