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Transportation and planning players from the New York metro area are gathered here in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel this morning, ready to spend a day discussing "innovation and the American metropolis," the theme of this year’s RPA regional assembly. We’ll have some posts up later today. For up-to-the-minute news, follow our Twitter feed, @StreetsblogNYC. See you there. 

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Let This RPA Vid Explain Why We Need More Rail Tubes Under the Hudson

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The Regional Plan Association produced a nice explainer video on why the region needs to build more rail capacity under the Hudson River, the risks facing the existing train tubes, and what will happen if one of them has to be taken offline for repairs before another tunnel gets built. The situation with the tunnels has heightened urgency because New […]

De Blasio Talks Planning and Housing But Not Transpo at RPA Assembly

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Planning and transportation leaders from across the tri-state area met at the Waldorf Astoria today for the Regional Plan Association’s annual gathering, featuring panel discussions and a keynote by Mayor Bill de Blasio that was noticeably light on transportation issues. The mayor’s speech was a bit of a coming-out to the city’s planning community. “Planning […]