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Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

New York City: Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)

Friday, July 24th, 2015
New York City: Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)

Learn all about CBTC, the future of the New York City Subway.

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NYC: Vision Zero Vigil

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
NYC: Vision Zero Vigil

A crowd estimated at 1,000 people strong gathered in Union Square yesterday evening to remember victims of traffic violence and call for preventive action at the Vision Zero Vigil, organized by Transportation Alternatives and Families for Safe Streets.
The message was simple: Traffic crashes and the suffering they cause are preventable. We can’t accept life-altering injuries and the deaths of loved ones as unavoidable “accidents.” Robin Urban Smith was there to capture it for Streetfilms.

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NYC: 2nd Avenue Subway Update

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
NYC: 2nd Avenue Subway Update

Learn about recent developments in construction of the Second Avenue Subway.

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ASCE: 10 Things I Wish I Didn’t Know About the Brooklyn Bridge

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
ASCE: 10 Things I Wish I Didn’t Know About the Brooklyn Bridge

Most civil engineers know of the legendary Roebling family, but do you know how family dynamics shaped their contributions to the civil engineering field? Consultant, author, researcher and historian Donald Sayenga will unravel the intricate web woven by this driven and innovative family, and the myths and fables of the Brooklyn Bridge in his talk “Some Things I Wish I Didn’t Know about the Brooklyn Bridge.”

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NYC: Documenting Dangerous Crossings – 111th Street, Queens

Monday, June 29th, 2015
NYC: Documenting Dangerous Crossings – 111th Street, Queens

Here in NYC, there has been an intrepid battle fought by many groups and Queens leaders to improve 111th Street, a dangerous speedway to cross for pedestrians and cyclists. In April, NYC DOT, working from results of a Vision Zero workshop spearheaded by Make the Road and Transportation Alternatives, presented to Queens Community Board 4 a smart proposal to put 111th Street on a road diet, add a two-way bike lane, and make the pedestrian crossings safer for the copious numbers of families, children and seniors going to Flushing-Corona Park & The Hall of Science.

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NYC: A Subway Delay Story (Told in 8-Bit Animation)

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
NYC: A Subway Delay Story (Told in 8-Bit Animation)

Learn how a single delayed train can cause delays throughout an entire subway line — and one strategy that train dispatchers use to get service back to normal.

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Reducing Airport Wait Times: Automated Customs Kiosks

Monday, April 6th, 2015
Table 1: JFK All Terminals

GLOBAL GATEWAY ALLIANCE
Automated Customs kiosks have dramatically reduced wait times for arriving international passengers at both JFK and Newark Liberty airports, the busiest international arrivals airports in the country, according to a new study today by the Global Gateway Alliance.

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NYC: Riding the Track Geometry Car

Friday, March 20th, 2015
NYC: Riding the Track Geometry Car

Take a ride on a Track Geometry Car, part of the specialized fleet that inspects the rails of the NYC subway.

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Spending Through the Roof

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Figure 1: In winter, warm air escaping through openings in the roof mean that cold air is drawn into the bottom of the building.

URBAN GREEN COUNCIL
What are the citywide effects of this wasted energy? There are approximately 4,000 multifamily buildings in NYC that are at least 10 stories tall—the threshold where heat loss through vents really starts to make an impact on energy bills. Assuming that 80% of these have open vents, the amount of heated air wasted each year could fill 29,000 Empire State Buildings.

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NYC: Bringing Dutch Bicycling Culture to the Big Apple

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
NYC: Bringing Dutch Bicycling Culture to the Big Apple

In the Netherlands, bicycles are fully integrated into daily life. In New York City, despite the introduction of bike lanes during the Bloomberg administration and the introduction of Citi Bike stations around the city, bike culture is still evolving.

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