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Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Rescue and Renew: Addressing the NYC Metropolitan Area’s Infrastructure Crisis

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
Infrastructure Crisis in New York City

We must act now. Our entire metropolitan economy is at risk if we fail to do a better job of maintaining, modernizing, and expanding our key regional infrastructure networks, including roads, bridges, railroads, subways, and airports. A number of themes and key issues emerged from these forums.

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New York City: How Does the Subway Prepare for Winter?

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Extreme cold and winter storms means NYC subway service may change. Learn more about our Winter Weather Travel Guide at http://web.mta.info/coldWeather/ –mtainfo on YouTube

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Empty Seats, Full Streets: Fixing Manhattan’s Traffic Problem

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

The rapid growth of app-based ride services such as Uber and Lyft has raised concerns in large U.S. cities such as New York. San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle about their impacts on traffic congestion and public transportation ridership. In New York City, the growth of app-based ride services (often called “Transportation Network Companies,” or TNCs) has raised questions about how anti-congestion plans being developed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio should address TNCs’ contributions to traffic congestion.

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New York City – Unsustainable: Traffic 2018

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Subway reliability is way down, and the bus system is shedding riders at an alarming rate. And because transit is so unreliable, today New York is accommodating growth in cars, in the form of the tens of thousands of Uber and Lyft vehicles we now find on our streets each day.

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The Fourth Regional Plan: Fixing The Institutions That Are Failing Us

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
4th Regional Plan - Building Transit Thumb

REGIONAL PLAN ASSOCIATION (RPA) The following is an excerpt of The Fourth Regional Plan: Making the Region Work for All of Us Most of the public institutions that govern the region were established in a different era. Because of this legacy, the region’s 782 municipalities are responsible for critical decisions about land use, property taxes, […]

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The Fourth Regional Plan: Making the Region Work for All of Us

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
RPA - Fourth Regional Plan - current trends

If the Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs, from 1922, was about realizing that New York City was part of a larger regional economy and natural ecosystem; if the Second Regional Plan of 1968 was about trying to concentrate unconstrained sprawl into a constellation of regional cities; and if the Third Regional Plan of 1996 was about reinvesting in the infrastructure systems of the region to reassert our prominence on the national and international stage—then the lesson we learned from four years of data analysis and public engagement is that the Fourth Regional Plan is about creating and recreating our public institutions, and shaping them to make positive change happen.

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ASCE: Sustainability and Resilience in Our Engineered World

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

ASCE brought sustainability and resilience experts from around the world to the 2017 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in New York City to discuss how civil engineers can play a vital role in shaping the future of our world.

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Untapped Potential: Opportunities for affordable homes and neighborhoods near transit

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Transit-Oriented Development in NYC Metro - Homes in Parking Lots

Without new affordable homes and walkable neighborhoods, housing markets tighten and costs rise, leading to less disposable income, longer commutes, the need to work longer hours, more stress, and poorer health for the region’s households. This disparity falls most heavily on the region’s lower-income households who, as referenced in RPA’s report Pushed Out, have seen housing costs rise unabated and continue to get pushed further away from central, walkable areas with access to jobs2. But it affects others as well – young families, seniors and anyone who needs affordable housing and doesn’t want to or can’t spend hours a day behind the wheel.

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Northern Boulevard Protected Bike Lane Celebration Ride

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

On a chilly day, nearly 75 people turned out to support NYC DOT’s installation of a protected bike lane along a very dangerous stretch of Northern Boulevard which is used frequently by families, children and commuters to get to a highly popular recreation path called Joe Michael’s Mile in Eastern Queens.

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NYC: Where Does the Trash Go?

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

New York City has one of the largest sanitation departments in the world, but, with declining landfills, we follow waste from sidewalks and garbage trucks to treatment facilities and upstate farms.

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