Transportation

Gridlock Sam on What's in Store for the LIRR and Beyond

Traffic engineer and former city transportation official Sam Schwartz, better known to many as "Gridlock Sam," joined Rafael Pi Roman to discuss the metropolitan region’s transit system.

Photo courtesy of Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Georgia Kral  |  March 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments

He projects that 50-cent tolls for cyclists and East River bridge tolls could amount to $1.2 billion annually.

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Photo courtesy of Participatory Budgeting NYC.
Georgia Kral  |  March 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Residents in four City Council districts prepare to vote on $1 million in capital spending.VIDEO
This 48-foot long snake once lived, 600 million years ago. A replica is on display in Grand Central Terminal Thursday and Friday. Photo by Mark Von Holden/ Smithsonian Channel.
Georgia Kral  |  March 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A replica of the pre-historic Titanoboa snake will be on view for the first time ever.VIDEO
The 9th Avenue Bike Lane was partially paid for with federal funds awarded through the Transportation Enhancements program. Flickr/ K_Gradinger
Georgia Kral  |  March 8, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With the transportation bill stalled in Washington, the future of funds for non-motorized transportation is unclear.
Even with all of the technology and maps available, navigating the city can leave you scratching your head. Flickr/Ed Yourdon
Doris Martinez  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
You're running to an appointment but your smartphone's dead and there's not a subway map in sight. Here are a few rules of thumb to help you navigate the city the old-fashioned way.
The East River Ferry has been in operation since June, 2011. Average daily ridership has dropped 50 percent. Photo courtesy of NY Waterway’s East River Ferry.
Georgia Kral  |  February 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
MetroFocus spoke to the operator of the ferries about what's being floated for riders...Can we expect a tasty post-work cocktail on our commute home?
Janette Sadik-Khan Shares, Department of Transportation Comissioner. Photo/Creative Commons
Georgia Kral  |  February 10, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
NYC is fast becoming a tech-centric metropolis, with city agencies as well as the private sector getting in on the game. The DOT leads the way...
Other cities, including Washington D.C., have already banned eating in subways. Flickr/ herzogbr
Georgia Kral  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
"The rodents don't grow their own food nor do they go shopping at the market," says State Sen. Bill Perkins, who believes that banning straphangers from eating on subways will curb the city's rat problem. Read what else Perkins has to say about his controversial new bill...
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James Helmsworth  |  January 17, 2012 4:50 PM | 3 Comments
Planning a ski trip can be a chore but getting to the slopes doesn't have to be. Several ski destinations are reachable by bus or train from New York City. VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  January 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
City educators and advocates share their predictions -- and their hopes -- for what makes it into Bloomberg's State of the City address.
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