New York Subway
Fancy New Subway Cars Join the New York Subway System
New York has been planning on adding these new subway cars for years, finally achieving their goal in March 2023. More than a thousand of the new R211 trains will be running in New York within two years if all goes according to plan.
New York Subway Surpasses 1 Billion Riders for the First Time Since 2019
There’s still a long way to go for the nation’s busiest transit system to get back to pre-pandemic ridership levels, but New Yorkers crossed at least one symbolic threshold in 2022.
Groups File Suit Over Penn Station Redevelopment
A coalition of community groups claims that current plans are designed to benefit developers and don’t guarantee improvements for transit riders.
MTA Sued Over Platform Gaps
Riders with disabilities say that vertical and horizontal gaps of as much as 7 inches between trains and platforms prevent many riders from safely entering and exiting trains.
MTA Uses Density Bonuses to Improve Accessibility
Under a new zoning law, New York City developers can receive density bonuses for building elevators and other accessibility upgrades for the city’s subway system.
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.
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.
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.
The NYC Subway's Uneven Recovery
As subway riders return in fits and starts, some stations are experiencing a much faster recovery than others.
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.
Zoning for Transit Accessibility
Using zoning codes to improve accessibility to public transit facilities is a new, but well overdue, idea.
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.
Friday Eye Candy: The Theatricality of the Subway
A new book of photography amplifies what was already there.
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.
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.
Return to Normal: New York City Resumes Overnight Subway Service
The COVID-19 pandemic stole some of the incredible benefits of living in New York City, but as of this morning, the overnight service that so many in the nation's largest city rely on is back.
Overnight Subway Service Returning in New York City
A big piece of the process of reopening New York City for business is scheduled for May 17, but numerous challenges remain in getting the city that never sleeps back on track.
The New New York Subway Map Works in Real Time
There's a new chapter, and maybe an end, for the "Great Subway Map Debate."
More Riders on Buses Than the Subway in New York City, in a Historic First
Buses in New York City are proving to be a crucial tool as New York recovers from a brutal experience at the beginning of the pandemic.
New York City Reopens Today. How Will People Travel?
The last of the ten economic regions in the Empire State opened for Phase One on June 8. Transportation planners fear massive traffic congestion as residents and workers may abandon the subway due to concerns about being infected by the coronavirus.
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Mpact: Mobility, Community, Possibility
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National Capital Planning Commission
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.