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Posts Tagged ‘Manhattan’

Crossing the Hudson: How to Increase Transit Capacity and Improve Commutes

Monday, August 21st, 2017
Trans-Hudson Travel

Each day over 1.6 million people commute into Manhattan, the 21st century’s leading global city. For the last 25 years, more and more of those people have been coming from west of the Hudson River. Over that time, the number of jobs in Manhattan has only increased by about 75,000, and the number of daily commuters traveling from New Jersey grew by 70,000, from 250,000 to 320,000…As a result, rail trips in and out of Penn Station have nearly tripled in the last 25 years, bus trips have grown by 83%, and PATH ridership is up by 27%. RPA’s research projects that this trend will continue over the next two decades, requiring far more capacity than the existing facilities can provide. Work trips to Manhattan could increase by 72,000, or 24%, by 2040, while trips to all of New York City could increase by 148,000, a 38% increase, as job growth in the other New York City boroughs rises even faster.

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NYC: Introducing the Fulton Transit Center

Friday, November 14th, 2014
NYC: Introducing the Fulton Transit Center

Learn all about the Fulton Center, the new gateway to Lower Manhattan.

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Modeling Taxi Demand with GPS Data

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Figure 1. Taxi Pickups and Drop-Offs from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE
Taxis provide an alternative to conventional public transit services in many cities, and understanding the demand for taxis requires consideration of the role that taxis serve in the greater transportation system. This report presents the results of a study to model taxi demand across time and space, explicitly accounting for the presence and quality of transit service. The primary objective of the study was to identify the factors that drive taxi demand and to understand how this varies by location and time of day. This was accomplished by developing demand models for taxi trip generation and mode choice that explicitly account for the characteristics of transit service in the neighborhoods where trips are made. The resulting insights are useful for making regulatory, planning, and engineering decisions about how to manage taxi markets, accounting for their role in the transportation system.

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Interactive Map: Demolitions in Manhattan

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Demolitions in Manhattan

In just a little over a decade Manhattan has seen hundreds of demolitions, from Wall Street to Inwood Heights. AddressReport’s interactive map plays an animation to visualize each and every demolition that took place since 2003.

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Great American Infrastructure: The High Line, NYC

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Great American Infrastructure: The High Line, NYC

What: NYC’s Highline Park, constructed on an unused elevated freight rail in the west side of Manhattan
Where: Manhattan’s West Side, between Gansevoort and West 34th Streets
When: The High Line first saw traffic in 1934, and the last train crossed its tracks in 1980. Construction on the park began in 2006, and the first section opened in 2009. Construction on additional sections is projected to continue through 2014.

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Bike Share in Manhattan

Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Bike Share in Manhattan

Bike Share has taken Manhattan by Storm. The bike share system with over 6000 bikes on Manhattan, and 10,000 system wide gets over 33,000 trips per day. On a chilly…not cold (25 degrees) December morning I wanted to try out the system to see how well it worked, and what riding in Manhattan was about. Check the short video to see what I found.

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My First Ride on NYC Bike Share

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
My First Ride on Citi Bike Share

Reposted from velojoy
On a recent weekend, I took a Citi Bike preview ride with a small group of cyclists who had volunteered for a photo shoot. The New York City Department of Transportation announced last week that the city’s newest public transit option, comprising 6,000 bikes that can be unlocked from 330 docking stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn, will officially launch on May 27 for members and June 2 for general use.

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Interactive Map: Inequality and New York City’s Subway

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

From The New Yorker
New York City has a problem with income inequality. And it’s getting worse—the top of the spectrum is gaining and the bottom is losing. Along individual subway lines, earnings range from poverty to considerable wealth. The interactive infographic here charts these shifts, using data on median income, from the U.S. Census Bureau, for census tracts with subway stations.

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New York City: Stormwater Management

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Stormwater Management from Christina Cerasale on Vimeo.

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New York City: East Side Access Tunnel Update

Friday, March 29th, 2013

In this update, you’ll witness one of the last production blasts involved in mining the tunnels and station caverns of the East Side Access project, an effort that will bring MTA Long Island Rail Road trains into Grand Central for the first time. – mtainfo on YouTube

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