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Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

New York City: Jonas Blizzard 2016 Timelapse

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
New York City: Jonas Blizzard 2016 Timelapse

We set out to cover New York City’s 2nd biggest snowstorm since 1869. Central Park total snow accumulation at the end of the winter storm was 26.8 inches.

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For-Hire Vehicle Transportation Study

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Annual paid trips by mode

New York City is committed to offering a reliable, safe, accessible, and comprehensive transportation system that promotes the public good and meets the needs of all New Yorkers across all five boroughs. The City must make sure that residents and visitors have a range of appealing transportation options, that the streets are safe, that passengers are protected from fraud and abuse, and that those who work to provide transportation have fair and sustainable working conditions and income opportunities. While doing so, the City must take steps to ensure that its transportation system is accessible to all, regardless of individual ability.

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NYC’s Underground Park: Touring the Lowline Test Lab

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
NYC’s Underground Park: Touring the Lowline Test Lab

A test lab for the Lowline – the world’s first underground park – opens its doors to visitors in New York tomorrow. Here, founder James Ramsey leads us on an exclusive tour of the 1,200 sq m garden, which brings his vision to turn a disused trolley terminal beneath Delancey Street into a public green space closer to reality.

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Tunnel Trouble: Crumbling Infrastructure Is Putting the NYC Metro Region at Risk

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Tunnel Trouble: Crumbling Infrastructure Is Putting the NYC Metro Region at Risk

The tri-state area is loaded with bridges, rail systems and roadways that are suffering from years of under-investment. But perhaps the biggest risk we face is with the rail tunnel linking New Jersey and New York. Built more than a century ago, the fraying tubes that carry NJ Transit and Amtrak trains are the biggest chokepoint in the Northeast, and the source of frequent delays for commuters. For years, the tunnels have needed extended repairs that are impossible to do while keeping trains running. The situation deteriorated when the tunnels flooded with salt water during Hurricane Sandy. Amtrak officials say the tubes might not last 20 years.

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SURPRISE! The World Trade Center Rebuilding Pays Off for the Port Authority – and the Region

Friday, November 6th, 2015
World Trade Center 1: Interior

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
RUDIN CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION
Much work remains to be done, and the project still entails considerable risks, for the PA, SPI, and Westfield, the company that controls the World Trade Center’s retail space. But the outlook for the World Trade Center is brighter now than it has been at any time since the twin towers fell. Therefore, it seems like an appropriate time to test the conventional wisdom and more rigorously analyze the question, “Was the redevelopment of the World Trade Center a worthy investment for the PA?”

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NYC: BALCONY Gateway Breakfast Forum, November 13th

Thursday, November 5th, 2015
BALCONY New York

BALCONY (the Business And Labor Coalition Of New York) is hosting a breakfast forum in honor of the Gateway Project, a proposal for rail-based infrastructure improvements in the New York metro area. The BALCONY Gateway Breakfast Forum will take place on November 13th, 2015, in the ballroom of 4 West 43rd St.

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Professional Women in Construction (PWC) Hosts Inaugural Buildings & Infrastructure Seminar, Thursday, November 5

Monday, October 26th, 2015
PWC Buildings & Infrastructure Seminar

On Thursday, November 5, Professional Women in Construction (PWC)’s inaugural Buildings & Infrastructure Seminar will offer an opportunity to network with heads of public agencies and executives at top firms about infrastructure and development in New York City and the broader area. The forum takes place at 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street in New York City, from 5:30 pm (program starts at 6:30) until 8 pm.

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New York City: The Big Road Fix

Friday, October 16th, 2015
New York City: The Big Road Fix

It’s no secret that New York City is dense — full of people going to and fro whether by foot, bike, bus, train or car. Have you ever wondered how they all get along? Who’s responsible for the kinds of changes that keep everyone safe? In the episode of the Big Road Fix, we take a look at one of the most dangerous intersections in the Bronx and see how the city has worked to improve it.

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NYC: Vintage Bus Bash on Governor’s Island

Friday, September 25th, 2015
NYC: Vintage Bus Bash on Governor’s Island

On July 11th and 12th, four historic buses were open for all to board. Start your engines for a journey to the past!

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NYC: A Tour of Harold Interlocking, the Nation’s Busiest Railroad Junction

Monday, September 14th, 2015
NYC: A Tour of Harold Interlocking, the Nation’s Busiest Railroad Junction

In this update, you’ll learn about recent and upcoming work at Harold Interlocking, the nation’s busiest railroad junction.

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