Category Archives: WWID

New York City: A Transit Wishlist

New York City: the greatest city in the world.  Great food, great stores, great tourist attractions, great history, great culture, great diversity, great transportation.  Great transportation that can be greater but isn’t quite there yet. It will only take a … Continue reading

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Transit Priority and Proof of Payment

We all talk about how slow New York City’s buses are, on average, in terms of miles per hour.  In Manhattan, where there’s more riders and more traffic, bus speeds on average are around 3.5-6.5 miles per hour, while in … Continue reading

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The MTA and Articulated Buses

The articulated bus.  60-62 feet long, bends in the middle, and is used on a number of bus routes in 4 out of 5 boroughs.  Why do we have them, and why aren’t more used? There’s probably a rhyme and … Continue reading

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Attractive Transit for New York City

New York is one of the greatest cities on the planet, with one of the greatest transit systems in the country,…well, the largest one, anyway.  This is not to say that it’s perfect, but it’s vast and popular enough that … Continue reading

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Re-imagining the New York City Bus Network

The MTA seems to be in the stone ages when it comes to finding ways to reverse the decline in bus ridership while still breaking even in terms of cost per passenger and what’s called the farebox recovery ratio.  Even … Continue reading

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