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mrnyc Dec 28, 2015 8:52 PM

a push to restore f train express service:

Nexis4Jersey Jan 6, 2016 11:00 PM

⁴ᴷ NYC Subway Timelapse - The Queens-bound 7 Line

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Busy Bee Jan 6, 2016 11:57 PM

Very cool. Would be even better if the berthing stops were cut out entirely and it was speeding from one end to the other. Also better music.

mrnyc Jan 7, 2016 5:17 AM

17 mile long $1.7B brooklyn-queens waterfront light rail:

Nexis4Jersey Jan 7, 2016 6:42 AM


Originally Posted by Busy Bee (Post 7290395)
Very cool. Would be even better if the berthing stops were cut out entirely and it was speeding from one end to the other. Also better music.

Is this better?

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ChargerCarl Jan 7, 2016 7:30 AM


Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 7290731)
17 mile long $1.7B brooklyn-queens waterfront light rail:

Jesus christ this is a joke right?

Busy Bee Jan 7, 2016 5:18 PM


Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey (Post 7290780)
Is this better?

Oh, nice. But Muse? Really? I'm so stuck up;)

antinimby Jan 7, 2016 5:28 PM


Originally Posted by ChargerCarl (Post 7290802)
Jesus christ this is a joke right?

Why would it be?

mrnyc Jan 8, 2016 6:46 PM

at long last -- penn redevelopment news

Penn Station's $3B Renovation Plans, Revealed!

Thursday, January 7, 2016, by Zoe Rosenberg

Within hours of word spreading that Governor Andrew Cuomo was poised to announce a radical plan for the renovation of Penn Station, that plan has arrived. On Wednesday, Cuomo announced a forthcoming Request For Proposals that will be issued by Empire State Development, Amtrak, and the MTA later this week for the renovation of Penn Station, as well as the remaking of the neighboring Farley Post Office, into the Empire Station Complex at a total cost of $3 billion.


manchester united Jan 9, 2016 11:39 PM

Why the M34 and the M57 aren't 24/7 ?

Nexis4Jersey Jan 9, 2016 11:46 PM

⁴ᴷ NYC Subway Timelapse - The Brooklyn-bound C Line

The C line is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. The C operates at all times except late nights, making all stops between 168th Street in Washington Heights, Manhattan, and Euclid Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn via Central Park West / Eighth Avenue in Manhattan and Fulton Street in Brooklyn.

Taken on January 8th, 2016.
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Nexis4Jersey Jan 10, 2016 4:29 AM

⁴ᴷ NYC Subway Timelapse - The Manhattan Bound 7 Express Line


The 7 line rapid transit services in the A Division of the New York City Subway, providing local service along the full length of the IRT Flushing Line. It operates between Main Street in Flushing, Queens and 34th Street – Hudson Yards in Chelsea, Manhattan.

Taken on January 8th, 2016.
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Nexis4Jersey Jan 13, 2016 11:15 AM

⁴ᴷ NYC Subway Timelapse - A Round Trip on the J Line


The J is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. The J operates at all times and uses the entire BMT Archer Avenue, Jamaica, and Nassau Street lines between Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer in Jamaica, Queens and Broad Street in Lower Manhattan (via the Williamsburg Bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan). On weekdays, trains run express in the peak direction in Brooklyn between Myrtle Avenue and Marcy Avenue, bypassing three stations.

Taken on January 11th, 2016.
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mrnyc Jan 18, 2016 4:07 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio study says Uber, other apps aren’t boosting NYC congestion

By Matthew Chayes January 15, 2016

Test-driving hailing taxis in midtown Manhattan, whether by Taxi app test-drive: A battle through Manhattan's busiest streets

The Uber app is being used for Hamptons Arro, Uber, Whisk and other apps changing how NYers get around

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft aren’t to blame for heavier congestion in Manhattan, a de Blasio administration study said Friday — repudiating a key argument the mayor cited last year for capping the use of the services.

The study, costing $2 million and released overdue, concluded that slower speeds in Manhattan’s central business district, in areas from 86th to 14th streets “are driven primarily by increased freight movement, construction activity and population growth.”

“E-dispatch is a contributor to overall congestion but did not drive the recent increase,” the “key challenges & findings” section said before concluding: “This study does not recommend a cap on for-hire vehicles at this time.”

De Blasio had backed a moratorium last summer when he vowed to regulate Uber and other such services that have taken ridership from traditional yellow taxicabs. That industry was among the top donors to de Blasio’s 2013 campaign for mayor.

Uber fought the plan, which would have capped growth of the for-hire industry until the study was done. The company marshaled a lobbying push led by David Plouffe, a former adviser to President Barack Obama. De Blasio later backed off and commissioned the study without the moratorium.

The study did conclude there were more for-hire rides like Uber, but they were offset by fewer rides in yellow-cabs, whose drivers can pick up a street hail because the owner paid the city for a medallion.

“Increases in e-dispatch trips are largely substituting for yellow taxi trips,” according to the study.

The mayor’s press office distributed a link to the 12-page report, “For-Hire Vehicle Transportation Study,” noting in the subject line that an accompanying statement was from spokesman Peter Kadushin.

“We are pleased to release the findings of our study and look forward to continued work with the City Council and industry partners to create comprehensive proposals to address accessibility, consumer and employee safety, mobility and securing support for our public transit system,” Kadushin’s statement said.

Earlier Friday, the mayor told reporters, “We’re looking at trying to make decisions about where we go from here” and “we’ll have more to say on that in the coming days.”
Also Friday, City Council leaders announced new plans to regulate the industry.

Nexis4Jersey Jan 19, 2016 6:53 AM

N Line Closures

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antinimby Jan 19, 2016 11:40 AM

Anyone think $400 million to fix up 9 stations is a lot?


Sea Beach RENEWAL 9 Stations until Spring 2017
$395.7 M Station Renewal Project

Beginning January 18, 2016, long-term service changes will begin at nine subway stations along the Sea Beach N subway line as part of a station renewal project being conducted by MTA New York City Transit. The nine stations that will be renewed are: 8 Av, Fort Hamilton Pkwy, New Utrecht Av, 18 Av, 20 Av, Bay Pkwy, Kings Hwy, Avenue U, and 86 St

Originally opened in the 1910s, these stations will receive the following improvements:

Improved platforms and overpasses
New stairways and handrails
Upgraded communication systems
Repairs to canopies and columns
ADA accessibility at 8 Av and New Utrecht Av stations, and
Installation of Help Point intercoms and station artwork.
In order to perform this renewal work, access to the tracks is necessary. Therefore, we will be completing this project in two phases; the Manhattan-bound platforms will be rehabilitated first and will be out of service for 14 months at seven of the nine stations. Manhattan-bound service will still be available at 8 Av and Bay Pkwy stations via temporary platforms.

Once the Manhattan-bound work is finished at these stations, the work on the Coney Island-bound side will begin. This project will take place over a period of four years, and yield a better travel experience for our customers.

antinimby Jan 19, 2016 11:47 AM

Are "Help Point" intercoms those plastic, cheap-looking kiosks that you don't ever see anyone use?

mrnyc Jan 19, 2016 5:20 PM

^ aren't those just to call for emergency help? thats what i thought, but i have no idea. i never saw anyone use them either.

there are touch screens in the middle of some platforms for maps and help with your route. never see anyone using those. once in a blue maybe. at a glance it looked more like they were just playing with them.

otoh people still do read the postings and use the old fashioned map boards regularly though.

Busy Bee Jan 19, 2016 6:44 PM

Those help point kiosks look great IMO. They're designed by the same industrial design studio that is doing the LinkNYC wifi stations as well as the last 15 years of new rolling stock and metrocard terminals....

Regarding the N Line, are they're any conceptual images of the planned station renovations floating out there on the interwebs?

scalziand Jan 19, 2016 7:46 PM


Originally Posted by antinimby (Post 7304462)
Anyone think $400 million to fix up 9 stations is a lot?

$44 million per station doesn't seem terribly bad, sadly.

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