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 SIDEBAR – a closer look at astoria and south brooklyn

UPDATE (08.29.2021): Post revised for clarity.

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?

[yes, lets!]

NYTIP – extending the nyc subway: sas phase 2 and laguardia airport

UPDATE (12.04.2021): This major update revises post commentary and clarifies subway extension options for both SAS Phase 2X and LaGuardia Airport.

Welcome to my ongoing NYTIP series! In this series of posts, I will expound on point 2 in my three-point plan to fix the NYC Subway – extend. I will begin by discussing Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS) and subway service to LaGuardia Airport.

[let’s do this!]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway: broadway and queens boulevard

UPDATE (09.18.2021): Several images updated. In an earlier update, I revised this post for clarity.

In my last post, I discussed the South Brooklyn de-interlining. So far, the de-interlining plans contemplated by NYTIP only involve operational changes. In this post, we’ll explore the Broadway (N, Q, R, and W) and Queens Boulevard (E, F, M, and R) trunk lines. While de-interlining the former is trivial, the latter is much more challenging.

[Let’s dive in!]