Today’s Headlines

  • Van Bramer: Cut Congestion, Fund Transit With Move NY Toll Reform (News)
  • TransAlt Catches Up With Janette Sadik-Khan
  • Three Ideas to Help Make a New Round of Subway Expansion Happen (WNYC)
  • Here’s Where the Next Batch of Countdown Clocks Are Going (AMNY)
  • Without Hudson Yards Development, Ridership at Hudson Yards Subway Stop Underwhelms (AMNY)
  • Cuomo Fixates on LaGuardia, Which Serves One Eighth as Many People as Hudson Crossings (MTR)
  • Sluggish Rollout of Next-Gen MTA Fare Payment Slows Down Some More (2nd Ave Sagas)
  • New Tappan Zee Bus Service Gets $10M From Feds (LoHud)
  • Motorcyclist Killed in Solo Crash on Steinway Street (DNA)
  • Former MTA Chair Virgil Conway Dies at 85 (NYT)

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  • Matthias

    That AMNY article about Hudson Yards doesn’t have a date, but I’m pretty sure I read it a week after the new station opened. (The adjacent High Line entrance is open now.) Obviously the story misses the point completely. Ridership won’t reach 32,000 until development in the area matures.

  • Joe R.

    Just a sign of the times. People expect everything to happen instantly. This isn’t SimCity. Short-term thinking is responsible for the older generation sabotaging the future. We only look at what happens in the next quarter, not the next quarter century.

  • bolwerk

    Yes, this. Of course, to the people who don’t understand that, this is just more proof that rail is too expensive and should be banned.

  • AnoNYC

    For those interested, the Randall’s Island Connector is still CLOSED. Rode by a couple hours ago.

  • Riverduckexpress

    That’s wrong. The 32,000 figure is supposed to be when the station opened (i.e. now)

    Once the Hudson Yards is fully finished the MTA projected around 200,000 riders per day, and 25,000 during rush hour. They explicitly say “The station is designed to handle 25,000 people in a peak hour and is anticipated to become the busiest single line station in the New York City Transit Subway system once Hudson Yards is fully developed.”

    http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/new7LineExtension_to11Avenue.htm

    Here’s an article that mentions the 200,000 number:

    http://news.yahoo.com/nyc-subway-extension-may-transform-manhattan-neighborhood-140610206.html

    So yes, if the MTA projected around 30,000 riders at opening and there are only 6,000 that is a lot below estimate. I’d hate to have to doubt all their projections now.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    so that One subway station has the same capacity as the entire PABT ?

  • bolwerk

    Counting both track directions, maybe close.

  • Matthias

    Interesting, thanks. That makes sense, but I would still argue that it is way too early to evaluate the 30K estimate. It takes time for riders to adjust.

  • JoshNY

    Any chance JvB primaries BdB?