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]

nerdy.nel’s new york-area transportation improvement plan (NYTIP): an introduction

UPDATE (09.02.2019): Post updated with a link to the enhanced NYC Subway service guide and a note on future service enhancements. Check back often for updates.

Over the years, I’ve given much thought to New York’s transportation infrastructure and how to improve it. While I mainly focused on subways, given my love of trains, I recently began thinking beyond the rails.

It’s no secret – NYC’s subway is in crisis. NY is always stuck in traffic. NY’s highways are a chief source of pollution and misery. Politicians blame bikes for car-caused congestion. And none of it’s getting any better. So how do we fix it?

Introducing the New York-area Transportation Improvement Plan (NYTIP)!

[learn more about NYTIP]