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.
UPDATE (07.03.2021): I’ve updated this post to include Nostrand Avenue subway extension options.
Welcome back to my ongoing NYTIP series! In my last post, I discussed subway extensions to Co-op City. In this post, I’ll discuss extensions of the Brooklyn IRT on two dense corridors – Utica and Nostrand Avenues.
UPDATE (05.19.2021): Post revised to include the M train extension to Kew Gardens Hills in the enhanced NYC subway.
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.
UPDATE (04.02.2021): Post revised with new commentary on Nostrand Avenue. 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 series on the New York Transportation Improvement Plan (NYTIP)! In my last post, I discussed ways to improve the Broadway and Queens Boulevard lines. In this post, I will discuss the Eastern Parkway trunk line served by the 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines in Brooklyn.