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New York

October 10, 2019, 6am PDT
The city’s subway system is lagging in station accessibility, but the MTA has a plan to add elevators to 70 stations.
The New York Times
Blog post
September 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Do shortages of infrastructure justify restrictive zoning?
Michael Lewyn
September 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Large American cities are losing bus and train riders, but in France, most cities have seen the opposite trend.
theTransportPolitic
September 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Too many innovative proposals to solve the city’s biggest transportation problems fall by the wayside.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
August 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The initiative focuses on safety, but fatalities are up and ridership growth is down in New York City. How is Vision Zero missing the mark?
Jalopnik
August 18, 2019, 7am PDT
The AV shuttles transporting passengers around the Brooklyn Navy Yard offer a chance to see the technology in action.
Smart Cities Dive
August 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Third Party Transfer program lets the city transfer ownership of delinquent properties, but it unfairly targets communities of color, say critics.
Curbed New York
August 8, 2019, 8am PDT
Helicopters are an exclusive mode that lets those who can afford it avoid the time and inconveniences of on-the-ground travel. But, say critics, it just highlights the gap between the city's haves and have-nots.
The New York Times
July 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The pros and cons of fare-free transit involve a range of issues, from operations logistics and outcomes to costs and fiscal priorities.
Pedestrian Observations
July 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
Colorful, engaging crosswalks aren’t the norm, but they’re popping up around the country. And while they aren’t in line with federal guidelines, they have transformed streets and intersections.
NPR
July 2, 2019, 10am PDT
More homeless people are using the subway as temporary housing, and the delays and disruptions have increased as well. A new city program will replace fines with outreach to provide better access to social services.
The New York Times
July 1, 2019, 12pm PDT
New state legislation will allow the city to expand the network of cameras and step up enforcement.
Crain's New York Business
June 18, 2019, 9am PDT
Cities go through ups and downs over time, and where a city is in its longer history can reveal the reasons behind population changes.
Governing
June 17, 2019, 6am PDT
The state needs to pass legislation to legalize electric bikes and scooters to give residents more mobility options and discourage driving.
Crain's New York Business
June 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
It might feel like the world is shrinking as globalization expands, but many cities still have their individual characters and qualities.
Bloomberg
May 29, 2019, 6am PDT
New York City parks are in desperate need of maintenance and infrastructure improvements, and the city should make investments now to support these essential public spaces.
City & State New York
May 28, 2019, 2pm PDT
City life is being sold as a convenient version of the suburbs, with similar amenities minus the time-consuming commute.
The New York Times
May 15, 2019, 6am PDT
The island's 40-acre park is a recreational destination, but waterfront advocates would like to see more use of Governor Island's shoreline and maritime infrastructure.
Crain's New York Business
May 3, 2019, 10am PDT
Across the country, community solar is taking off and making the financial and environmental benefits of solar energy more accessible.
Curbed New York
April 29, 2019, 6am PDT
The goal of transportation networks should be to provide integrated and efficient services, which requires looking beyond particular modes.
Governing