Transit Movies Presentation – New York Subway, Queens Route

A movie screening for a film about the New York subway, Queens route, sponsored by the Electric Railroaders Association, New York Division.

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4 Reasons a $2.5 Billion Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Doesn’t Add Up

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Later today, Mayor de Blasio is going to deliver his State of the City speech, and one centerpiece is expected to be a new streetcar running from Sunset Park to Astoria along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront. It’s an idea that’s surfaced repeatedly in one form or another as developers have transformed sections of the waterfront into new residential neighborhoods. As alluring […]

Today’s Headlines

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NJ Transit Prepares for Strike as Negotiations Continue (NYT) MTA to Award Design/Engineering Contract for 2nd Ave Subway Phase 2 By Summer (News, NY1, SAS) DOT Activating Bus Lane Enforcement Cameras on 7 Routes in Queens Today (NY1) 90-Year-Old Dorothy Heimann Dies From Head Trauma Inflicted By Turning Driver (Post) Teen Car Theft/Police Chase Ends […]

In New Report, RPA Reinforces Link Between Transit and Growth

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Following yesterday’s Build for America launch and last night’s presidential debate, the Regional Plan Association released a major report today recommending an array of public transportation improvements for New York City and northern New Jersey, adding its name to the ever-growing list of orgs and officials calling for federal investment to spur and sustain economic […]

MTA Capital Plan Calls for $4.5B in Pricing Revenues

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  The MTA released a five-year, $29.5 billion capital plan today. As expected, the agency’s course relies heavily on congestion pricing, to the tune of $4.5 billion in revenue. Highlights of the three-tiered plan: Tier 1 ($20 billion) includes 590 new subway cars, 2,976 buses, 440 commuter rail cars, 44 subway station rehabilitations, and system-wide […]

As Subway Trips Climb, MTA Bus Ridership Continues to Stagnate

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While subway ridership hit a 65-year high last year, the story for surface transit in NYC is different. Bus ridership has yet to recover from a major round of service cuts in 2010, and in 2014 it lost some ground, according to new stats from the MTA. After the MetroCard boom in the late 1990s, bus ridership has dropped 10 percent since […]