Best View Yet of Potential Transit Improvements


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Together at last: Pre-congestion pricing short-term transit enhancements and MTA capital projects in one map! The graphic comes courtesy of the Regional Plan Association, which made the map for an insert touting pricing [PDF] placed in the Legislative Gazette this Monday by Environmental Defense, TWU Local 100, and the Straphangers Campaign. This is what’s at stake in Monday’s City Council vote.

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Google Transit Mapping Comes to New York

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