After five years of effort and $369 million, the New York City Subway's new South Ferry station reopened to the public at noon on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Here are photos of the restored station, repaired and reinforced against future storms.
The original 1905 South Ferry station was reopened in 2013 after hurricane Sandy's storm surge devastated the new South Ferry station. I went to check out the old station before it closes — possibly forever — in the coming months.
The New York City Council passed legislation today that would require stores in the city to charge five cents for a single-use bag — a big win for the environment.
It's time for a single, unified fare structure and common ticketing for transit across the New York City region.
An animated GIF map of the New York City Subway's history is very cool, but it's missing at least one small piece.
A friend offered up his own interpretation of what Ed Glaeser and Boris Johnson's "objective" facts really mean.
A recent report by the Straphangers Campaign included a sobering figure: the MTA has a debt greater than the debt of 30 nations. But I wondered: what if we compared the MTA's debt to global GDPs. The answer is perhaps even more surprising.
John Adams's description of the New Yorkers he encountered on his way to the First Continental Congress is just as apt today as it was in 1774.
Washington, D.C., has grand plans for its grand transportation hub, Union Station. But will they get past financial and political hurdles? The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein examines the plans and the obstacles in an extensive online piece.
Last Friday, The United States Conference of Mayors issued a major economic report on the contributions of urban areas to the national economy—and I got to play a small but important role in its release.