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 and New Haven lines of MTA’s Metro-North Railroad in NYC. (Note, however, that this post does not include Penn Station Access, which I’ll discuss in the next installment.)[Let the transformation begin!]
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…
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?
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.
Find out on this edition of the NYTIP INSIDER.
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.
UPDATE (03.20.2021): Post lightly edited for clarity. Because NYTIP is still a work in progress, I’m removing language referring to recommended plans, and instead listing the options I’m currently considering.
Welcome back to my ongoing NYTIP series! In the comments section of my post on SAS Phase 2X, commenter mrsman gave some interesting commentary about alternate de-interlining strategies (also see this Reddit thread). It got me thinking about how to handle the Astoria/Broadway and South Brooklyn de-interlining in the absence of a new yard north of Astoria – Ditmars Blvd station. Let’s explore, shall we?
UPDATE (12.21.2019): Post updated with Mayor Bramson’s response (it’s great news) – see below.
Since there’s literally nothing about this on the media or Google, I gotta ask – what the hell happened?!