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‘MetroFocus: Transforming Transportation’ Full Episode

July 25, 2012 9:00 PMvideo

“MetroFocus: Transforming Transportation” premieres on July 24 at 10:30 p.m. on WLIW21; July 25 10:30 p.m. on NJTV; and July 26 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

MetroFocus “Transforming Transportation” explores the diverse ways New Yorkers get around the metropolitan area and the large-scale projects that will improve our overburdened transit systems. Show highlights include a report on the East Side Access project that will connect Long Island commuters directly to Grand Central Terminal, new GPS tracking systems for the MTA’s city buses, an interview with legendary transit columnist “Gridlock Sam,” a visit to a Brooklyn neighborhood where a group of seniors is making the streets safer for walking, and a look at the world of the ultra-marathon runners training on New York City streets.

 

From the Second Avenue Subway line to the Tappan Zee Bridge, the region must respond to population growth and aging infrastructure.

This MTA project aims to increase rail capacity from Long Island into Manhattan by nearly 50 percent, and save East Side-bound travelers 30 to 40 minutes a day.

You can now get real-time details on when your bus will arrive by checking a cell phone or a website. OpenPlans helps the MTA make BusTime data available to software developers and the public.

One of the most crucial transportation links in the tri-state area is getting its most extensive repairs in 74 years.

Traffic engineer Sam Schwartz explains why he's optimistic about the future of transportation in NYC.

Neighborhood groups are working with the Department of Transportation to make streets safer. See interactive map of dangerous intersections and pedestrian fatalities.

Following in the footsteps of ultramarathoners, two filmmakers explain how they captured the days and nights of runners on city streets and race routes.

  • Jose Reino

    Wow! I guess Gridlock Sam really deserves the name; charging cyclists to enter Manhattan must be the silliest idea to improve the traffic problems. If what you want is making money, what about enforcing the bike lane rules, so there are no cars, delivery trucks, even police cars parked in or invading them.
    Now, that would be a gold mine.

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