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.

One of many posters for May Day 2012. This poster, created by artist Rich Black, calls on people to take to the streets on May 1, either in permitted marches or general strike actions. Image courtesy of Occuprint.
John Farley  |  April 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On May Day, Occupy activists will join forces with labor unions and immigrant rights activists. But there's still some friction between the various groups involved.VIDEO
A container ship owned by CMA CGM unloads cargo at the Port of Newark, N.J. A new project to replace two water tunnels in the Anchorage Channel is part of a plan to prepare for massive post-Panamax ships that will soon pass through the Panama Canal and make their way up the Eastern seaboard.
John Farley  |  April 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The Panama Canal expansion will allow double the cargo and much larger ships to call at New York's harbor by 2024.
The Nissan NV200, aka the Taxi of Tomorrow, has disability rights advocates protesting its inaccessibility. AP/ Richard Drew.
Perry Santanachote  |  April 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Ticket sales, credit card swiping en route, screens for the visually impaired and iPads are just some of the new options.
Gov. Chris Christie has responded with indifference to questions about whether he's interested in being a vice presidential candidate. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, his polling numbers have dropped slightly. Flickr/forwardstl
John Farley  |  April 18, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Christie's overall rating remains positive among New Jersey residents, but he's lost five points since February despite a significant rise in approval from public worker households.VIDEO
This is a screenshot of OpenPlans' Shareabouts app. The software is in development, but will add users to add content to a map of New York City.
John Farley  |  April 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
While the city is in the process of making its data transparent, the work of one nonprofit illuminates what the future of urban systems might look like.VIDEO
Craig Shepard leads a silent walk through Vinegar Hill
Bijan Rezvani and Daniel Ross  |  April 9, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Every Sunday, composer Craig Shepard invites the public to join him on a walk to an outdoor performance, where his own music melds with the sounds of the city.
Subway station benches sold like hotcakes from the MTA's memorabilia website. Photo courtesy of the MTA.
Sarah Berson  |  April 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Ever feel like the subway is your second home? You can bring parts of it home with you, as-is.
Jonathan Piel tries out the model of bicycle to be used in New York City's first bike share program, which launches this summer. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  March 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The city's first attempt at a bike share program launches this summer -- without controversy.VIDEO
Waiting for the bus
John Farley  |  March 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 29, 2012 1:54 PM | 4 Comments

Will a system that allows New Yorkers to find out how far away the next bus is boost lagging ridership rates? MetroFocus looks at how successful similar programs have been in other cities.

VIDEO
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.

VIDEO
Page 9 of 13« First...7891011...Last »
About Us    Contact Us    The MetroFocus Team   Mobile   WNET Pressroom   Privacy Policy    Terms of Service

Ford FoundationMutual of America

Funders

MetroFocus is made possible by the Ford Foundation, James and Merryl Tisch, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Charlotte and David Ackert, Jody and John Arnhold and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Corporate funding is provided by Mutual of America.
© 2014 WNET    All Rights Reserved.    825 Eighth Avenue    New York, NY 10019