Tag: New York City

Travel & Public Transit

New York City greenlights congestion pricing—toll plan is expected to improve traffic, air quality and public transit

April 10, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

New York City is poised to launch the first congestion pricing plan to reduce traffic in a major U.S. metropolitan area. Like many journeys in the Big Apple, this one has been punctuated by delays. Once the system starts up, […]


Tech-driven charter bus service, CharterUP, to launch in New York City

April 12, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

CharterUP, a transportation technology provider, plans to launch its proprietary reservation platform for faster motorcoach bookings in the New York City metropolitan area. The platform will benefit both customers who need ground transportation and local bus providers who serve them. […]

Travel & Public Transit

Metrom Rail wins NY MTA ‘Genius Transit Challenge’

March 12, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) named rail technology supplier Metrom Rail a winner of the “Genius Transit Challenge.” The MTA created the Challenge in 2017 to identify innovative solutions to modernize and improve New York City’s subway service. […]


Daimler Rolls Out Electric Truck in New York

September 15, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Daimler Trucks is trying to gain a foothold in the nascent electric-truck market with short-range haulers that can make New York City’s clogged streets cleaner and quieter. At an event in Manhattan’s fashionable Soho neighborhood, the Daimler AG unit unveiled […]

Travel & Public Transit

How New York City Can Fix Its Busted Subway

July 6, 2017

Via: Wired

What has befallen the New York City subway in the past few years—climbing ridership and plummeting on-time performance—is like a bad stomach bug. It is nigh impossible to track down the exact culprit. Is it the system’s funding structure, dependent […]

Travel & Public Transit

The Software to Make Airports Less Miserable Finally Hits the US

October 10, 2016

Via: Wired

MAKE SURE YOU get to the airport a couple of hours before your flight, OK? Oh it’s international? Make that three hours. And on a holiday? Might as well go the night before and bring your sleeping bag. After all, […]

Impact & Regulations

Study shows that bike lanes are a great public health investment

October 4, 2016

Via: TreeHugger

A QALY is a “quality-adjusted life year”, or “the equivalent of on additional year of life at full health.” A new study, The cost-effectiveness of bike lanes in New York City, has determined that New York City’s bike lanes deliver […]

Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

You Have No Idea How Hard It Is to Waterproof NYC’s Subway

August 25, 2016

Via: Wired

Superstorm Sandy did a number on the New York City subway. When the hurricane hit in October 2012, rain and storm surge turned impermeable asphalt and concrete streets into rivers. Millions of gallons of seawater poured down subway entrances, manholes, […]

Travel & Public Transit

New York City to get a thousand new open gangway subway cars

July 20, 2016

Via: TreeHugger

TreeHugger previously covered the news that New York City was going to try out the open-gangway subway cars that are used in other cities around the world, including Toronto, where I have used them many times. Now it turns out […]