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.

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Rick Karr  |  July 27, 2012 6:53 AM | Comments
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.VIDEO
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Milos Balac and Ben Teitelbaum  |  July 26, 2012 9:51 AM | Comments
Following in the footsteps of ultramarathoners, two filmmakers explain how they captured the days and nights of runners on city streets and race routes.VIDEO
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NJ Today  |  July 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New Jersey towns will likely resume ticketing red-light violations recorded by the devices which are found throughout the state. VIDEO
Sam Schwartz has been thinking about traffic in NYC for more than 40 years. Photo courtesy of Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Georgia Kral  |  July 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Traffic engineer Sam Schwartz explains why he's optimistic about the future of transportation in NYC.VIDEO
Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
July 25, 2012 9:00 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus explores the diverse ways to get around the metropolitan area and the large-scale projects that will improve overburdened transit systems. VIDEO
The interface of the Roadify app shows the wide variety of transit options available for users. Image courtesy of roadify.com
John Farley  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 9 Comments
MetroFocus looked at some of the most handy apps to hit the tri-state in the past few years, covering the MTA, mass transit, traffic conditions and more.VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Neighborhood groups are working with the Department of Transportation to make streets safer. See interactive map of dangerous intersections and pedestrian fatalities.VIDEO
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Esha Ray  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
One of the most crucial transportation links in the tri-state area is getting its most extensive repairs in 74 years.VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
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.VIDEO
The MTA is extending the number 7 train to 34th Street and 11th Avenue. Photo courtesy of the MTA.
Georgia Kral  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
From the Second Avenue Subway line to the Tappan Zee Bridge, the region must respond to population growth and aging infrastructure.VIDEO
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