what american transit systems can learn from costa rica, in pictures

I just returned from a five-day, four-night getaway in Costa Rica. The occasion was my wife’s cousin’s birthday, but being the geek that I am, I decided to photograph some of Costa Rica’s infrastructure. As I did, I noticed something about Costa Rica’s bus stops that many American bus stops lack – even in transit-rich cities like New York.

[see the pix]

NYTIP: extending the nyc subway, part 2: from the concourse to co-op city

Welcome back to my ongoing NYTIP series! In my last post, I began expounding on point 2 in the three-point plan to fix the NYC Subway – extend – with SAS Phase 2X and an Astoria line extension to LaGuardia Airport. In this post, I will discuss an extension near and dear to my heart – the Concourse line extension to Co-op City.

[let’s go!]

NYTIP: extending the nyc subway, part 1: sas phase 2 and laguardia airport

Welcome to my ongoing NYTIP series! In the next series of posts, I will expound on point 2 in my three-point plan to fix the NYC Subway – extend. I’ll begin with Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS) and rail service to LaGuardia Airport. The current plans fall short, so allow me to discuss a better way.

[let’s do this!]

NYTIP: enhancing the nyc subway, part 7: overnight delivery

UPDATE (08.30.2019): Removed link to service guide due to errors.

Welcome back to my ongoing NYTIP series! Over the last six posts (click here for the most recent of these), I fleshed out point 1 of my three-point plan to improve the NYC Subway – enhance. In this post, I’ll discuss overnight service and subway system maintenance.

[Travel with me…]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway, part 6: putting it all together

UPDATE (11.03.2019): Post revised for clarity. Some images updated.

Welcome back to my ongoing series on the New York Transportation Improvement Plan (NYTIP)! When I introduced NYTIP, I outlined a three-point plan for fixing the NYC Subway system: enhance, extend, and expand. This post summarizes the last five posts, which addressed the first point – enhance.

[Let’s recap!]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway, part 5: south bronx

UPDATE (11.03.2019): Post updated for clarity. Some images updated. New images added.

Welcome back to my ongoing series on the New York Transportation Improvement Plan (NYTIP)! In my last post, I discussed the Eastern Parkway trunk line served by the 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines in Brooklyn. In this post, I will discuss the 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines in Manhattan and The Bronx, and explain why de-interlining is extremely challenging.

[Go on…]