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Posts Tagged ‘Subway’

The Human Cost of Subway Delays: A Survey of New York City Riders

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Chart 1: How would you grade subway service in recent months?

As the findings make clear, when New Yorkers are left stranded on the subway platform or stuck in a tunnel, they are missing classes and job interviews and doctor’s appointments. They are running late to pick up or drop off their children or care for elderly relatives. They are losing wages and putting their jobs in jeopardy. In short, when subway performance declines, so too does the health, financial security, and quality of life of everyday New Yorkers.

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NYC: Introducing the Second Avenue Subway

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
NYC: Introducing the Second Avenue Subway

It’s happening: the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway opened to the public at 11:45am Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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NYC: L Train Closure and Mitigation

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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The L has become synonymous with the Brooklyn brand; ridership at Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue station has increased more than thirty percent since 2010. The L train’s surrounding Brooklyn communities will absorb the economic impact of this tunnel closure: jobs, commutes dining and nightlife will be affected.

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NYC: Under the Elevated – Experimentation Before Implementation

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
NYC: Under the Elevated – Experimentation Before Implementation

“Under the Elevated” is the first major urban initiative to propose a comprehensive approach in revitalizing New York City’s hundreds of miles of elevated infrastructure. We saw the need and potential to reimagine these often noisy, uninviting, and underutilized spaces beneath our city’s subway lines, highways, and bridges. The resulting study in partnership with the […]

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Germs On Mass Transit

Friday, July 8th, 2016
FIG 1 Collection of samples from MBTA trains and stations.

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY
In conjunction with other published investigations, this work helps to characterize the “urban microbiome” and, in doing so, adds to our understanding of how these microbial communities are formed, maintained, and transferred. Such studies fall in a critical space between the categories of environmental and human-associated microbial ecology and as such must address the challenges of both. Improved approaches to such studies should include designing studies with rich metadata, including architectural features, human contact, environmental exposure, surface type, and surface material; accounting for a wide range of potential biochemical environments, contaminants, and biomass levels; and involving institutional review boards, city officials, and engineers as appropriate.

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Subways and Urban Growth: Evidence from Earth

Monday, June 20th, 2016
Figure 1: Growth of Subway Systems

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
BROWN UNIVERSITY
We investigate the relationship between the extent of a city’s subway network and its population, transit ridership and spatial configuration. To accomplish this investigation, for the 632 largest cities in the world we construct panel data describing population, total light, measures of centralization calculated from lights at night data, and the extent of each of the 138 subway systems in these cities. For a subset of these subway cities we also assemble panel data describing bus and subway ridership.

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NYC: A Deep Dive Into the East Side Access Project

Friday, June 17th, 2016
NYC: A Deep Dive Into the East Side Access Project

The East Side Access project will link the Long Island Railroad to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. Projected to be completed in 2022, it required construction of about eight miles’ worth of tunneling in Manhattan and Queens.

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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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Passenger Flows in Underground Railway Stations and Platforms

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Figure 1. Conceptual Diagram of Rail Station Passenger Flow

MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE
Why people choose to travel by private car rather than by public transit is of major concern to transportation planners and transit operators. For some reluctant would-be riders, the answer might be summed up by the words of Yogi Berra when asked why he no longer patronized a popular St. Louis nightspot: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

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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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