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New York City Subway Pledges To Increase Accessibility

After two lawsuits, the New York subway system has announced a 33-year timeline for making 95 percent of its stations fully accessible.

June 23, 2022 - The New York Times

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New York Subway Will Pilot Platform Barriers To Improve Rider Safety

After a shocking death and an overall rise in violent crime at its stations, New York City's transit authority will install platform barriers to prevent intentional or accidental falls onto tracks.

February 24, 2022 - The New York Times

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Subway Ridership on a Post-Omicron Rebound in New York City

Checking in with the New York transit system amid a period of relative recovery.

February 20, 2022 - AMNY

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The NYC Subway's Uneven Recovery

As subway riders return in fits and starts, some stations are experiencing a much faster recovery than others.

January 26, 2022 - The New York Times

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Tracking the New York Subway's Uneven Recovery

Ridership on the New York Subway has a long way to go to return to pre-pandemic normal, and the setbacks of recent months haven't helped the cause.

January 19, 2022 - The New York Times

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Zoning for Transit Accessibility

Using zoning codes to improve accessibility to public transit facilities is a new, but well overdue, idea.

October 21, 2021 - Intelligent Transport

New York City Subway

New York Subway Sets Pandemic Ridership Record

With school back in session and Broadway shows open to the public, subway ridership is surging in New York City, but still well below pre-pandemic levels.

September 20, 2021 - New York Post

A performer holding numerous instruments plays for a crowd in the New York Subway.

Friday Eye Candy: The Theatricality of the Subway

A new book of photography amplifies what was already there.

September 17, 2021 - The Washington Post

Green Infrastructure

New York Needs Permeable Streets to Mitigate Future Flooding

To reduce the severity of disruptive subway flooding, the city can implement street-level solutions that absorb and redirect water before it reaches the train tunnels.

September 9, 2021 - StreetsBlog NYC

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NYC Transit Ridership Patterns Have Shifted to the Outer Boroughs

Signs of the times, and more evidence of the essential service provided by public transit throughout the pandemic.

June 11, 2021 - The City

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Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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