There are so many ideas out there, so many ideas in my head, and so many things that I feel could use correcting in the New York Metro area as far as transportation goes. We’re not talking about couches for train waiting areas or Dial-a-Bus service for all New Yorkers. Nothing to crazy or fancy, just ideas that work and work elsewhere and could be applied in New York if there was the will. We already have subway countdown clocks (on the IRT and the (L) Line at least) and real-time bus tracking information, which are all great and overdue. We have Select Bus Service and Line Superintendents in the subway. Is that all we can do? What about flexible scheduling? Triboro RX? Real Bus Rapid Transit? Who knows, but even if it’s not grandiose, there are smaller things that can be done to improve the transit experience in New York, possibly the greatest transit city (in terms of amount of transit) in the country.
This shall be the topic of discussion in this series of posts that will speak on what problems there are in New York that can possibly be fixed or resolved without breaking anyone’s bank. And if they can’t, well…as superfluous as they might be, they are just pie in the sky ideas for another generation or another lifetime.
If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to comment on my posts.