nerdy.nel’s new rochelle transportation improvement plan (NROTIP)

Welcome everyone! If you’ve read my blog over the last few years, you know I’m working on a personal project called the New York Transportation Improvement Plan, or NYTIP. While work on that project continues, I’d like to devote a miniseries to my current locale, New Rochelle. Introducing NROTIP (pronounced NEW-ro-TIP) – a collection of ideas for improving transport, walking, and biking in New Rochelle!

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NYTIP – transforming commuter rail, part 1a: the harlem line in nyc

UPDATE (06.15.2021): Revised commentary on the Mott Haven station and made other light edits for clarity.

Welcome back to my NYTIP series! In this series of posts, which comprise Volume II of NYTIP – transforming commuter rail into regional rail, I will discuss ideas for transforming the disjoint commuter rail systems in the Tri-State Area into an integrated regional rail network. This post addresses the Harlem line – a branch of MTA’s Metro-North Railroad – in The Bronx.

[Let the transformation begin!]

sensory overload

I’m stepping away from all social media for a time. Truth be told, I deactivated Facebook and Instagram a few months back, and will likely permanently delete the latter. (Deactivating Facebook doesn’t affect Messenger, but almost no one hits me up anyway.)

More recently – two days ago, to be exact – I deactivated my Twitter. Haven’t decided whether to nuke it or not. I’ll see how I feel in a few weeks.

Work on NYTIP will continue, though it may be a while before I publish my next post. Just need time to gather myself…

NYTIP INSIDER – could conceding cuomo’s airtrain conceive a chance?

On this edition of the NYTIP INSIDER, I explore a controversial topic – the proposed LaGuardia Airport (LGA) AirTrain. If you’ve read my SAS/LGA extension post, you know that I strongly prefer a subway extension. However, I must consider the very real possibility that Governor Cuomo gets what he wants regarding this AirTrain. If it gets built, what does that mean for NYTIP?

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NYTIP INSIDER – jump-starting the subway amidst the rona

UPDATE (03.20.2021): Post lightly edited for clarity.

The novel coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID-19, wreaked havoc on mass transit systems nationwide. In NYC, lockdowns, telework, changes in commuting behavior, and increased wariness about transit use led to massive ridership drops on subways, buses, and commuter rail. Worse, vehicular traffic has already returned to pre-pandemic levels – and it’ll likely worsen.

With no sign of relief in sight, the MTA warned of doomsday cuts at a level not seen in decades. Given these dire circumstances, where does that leave NYTIP?

Find out on this edition of the NYTIP INSIDER.

[Onward!]

NYTIP INSIDER – on the delicate balance between de-interlining and destabilization

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ve noticed I’m hard at work on a personal project called the New York Transportation Improvement Plan, or NYTIP. With regard to subways, NYTIP prescribes a three-point plan – enhance, extend, and expand. NYTIP is about the long game, but in order to win that game, one must lay the proper foundation.

[let’s set the foundation!]