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 […]

If NYC Builds the Streetcar, It Will Run Right Through Flood Zones

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As others have noted, the proposed Brooklyn-Queens streetcar route would run right through city- and FEMA-designated high-risk flood zones. This raises questions about how the streetcar infrastructure and vehicles would be protected from storm surges, as well as the general wisdom of siting a project that’s supposed to spur development in a flood-prone area. Yesterday, reporters at […]

Are Subway Riders the Angriest Commuters?

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The Times has been running a series this month, called Next Stop, about the experience of commuting in the New York metro region. Reporter Billie Cohen took a different route to or from Manhattan every weekday, riding all manner of buses, trains, and subways. No bike commutes so far (and with just a few days […]

Queens Blogger Runs His Own Commuter Contest

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By way of comment on Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing proposal and, perhaps, in response to Transportation Alternatives’ recent bike vs. subway vs. taxi commuter contest, the author of Queens Crap, a blog focused on local development issues, conducted his own rush hour comparison test. Here are his results: 8:00: left house, walked to bus 8:03: […]

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 […]