Posts Tagged subway

A 42nd St. for Pedestrians and Light Rail?

October 14, 2009
A 42nd St. for Pedestrians and Light Rail?

Yesterday the NY Times ran an extensive piece on a proposed plan to close 42nd Street to cars entirely.  Replacing the vehicular gridlock would be a pedestrian mall with a light rail connecting the East River and the Hudson.  The plan, put forward by an organization called Vision 42, is said to have received support […]

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Time is Money

March 24, 2009
Time is Money

And We are Going to Soon Lose Both You have perhaps become accustomed to Thor’s weekly blog post on Tuesdays. However, he is in Las Vegas for the Association of American Geographer’s annual meeting (Sure he is, you must be thinking. Who goes to Vegas for academia?) But really, his post about that part of […]

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More Mass Transit Wanted

January 9, 2009
More Mass Transit Wanted

Whatever happened to that Poll? Just this week, the MTA unveiled the draft of their sustainability report, in Washington D.C. of all places. Apparently it is because the new proposals are in line with the President Elect’s transit plans? Perhaps they were just trying to avoid another shoe throwing incident. Different news sources have outlined […]

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Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

June 5, 2008
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

Oh the Joys…and the Shame. On a morning like today, after one has been crammed into an E train that looks more like a cattle car, after getting off a bus at Port Authority and deciding that a 42nd St cross town bus is a very bad idea, it is hard to be appreciative of […]

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On the MTA’s Recent Announcement

March 25, 2008
On the MTA's Recent Announcement

Where Have Things Gone Wrong? Our fare hike of late, will not actually come with immediate improvements, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority informed us yesterday. The finances of the organization have suffered from the recent drop in real estate tax revenues. New Service Postponed. Higher Rates in Effect. While I may not be a transportation expert-neither […]

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