Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub finally set to open in March

Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub finally set to open in March

With an original anticipated opening of 2007, the megaproject has been slowed by ballooning costs and scandals. Major delays and bad press have unsurprisingly hit Calatrava’s reputation hard. “I have been treated like a dog,” he said to the Wall a

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Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Related: First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public

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Take a gander at the over-budget and much-delayed WTC Transportation Hub from the inside

Take a gander at the over-budget and much-delayed WTC Transportation Hub from the inside

The much-anticipated design has come under fire for years now due to not only its delayed construction, but also for its continuously ballooning budget. The original estimated cost for the design was $2 billion, but the current cost of the project is reportedly

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NYC Apps: The Next Era of Urban Transportation

NYC Apps: The Next Era of Urban Transportation

This month NYC Apps is partnering with LaunchLM and focusing their attention on The Next Era of Urban Transportation. Join the enterprising bunch for a panel discussion moderated by Matthew Weinberg, Senior Project Manager, NYCEDC. The roster of panelists

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Crazy Urban Alloy Transportation Hub Looks Like an Alien Organism Landed on Queens

Crazy Urban Alloy Transportation Hub Looks Like an Alien Organism Landed on Queens

Urban Alloy Towers was also designed to use the “remnant spaces” of the surrounding intersection and elevated LIRR tracks. As such, those parts of the building extend outwards towards the street. From above, the towers sort of resemble a cross that’s

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Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

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Would a streetcar line running along the waterfronts of Brooklyn and Queens benefit your commute? New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman recently revived the idea, which was originally proposed by urban planner Alex

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Gov. Cuomo Unveils $4.9 Billion Plan to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Storms

Gov. Cuomo Unveils $4.9 Billion Plan to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Storms

New York isn’t taking its chances with future superstorms. On Wednesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled a $4.9 billion plan to protect vital NYC transportation infrastructure from extreme weather (which scientists say will only occur more frequently going

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Port Authority Opens World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s First PATH Train Platform

Port Authority Opens World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s First PATH Train Platform

The Port Authority is making headway with their World Trade Center transportation hub, and launched the PATH station’s first train platform this morning. The newly opened Platform A boasts new speakers, lighting, escalators and elevators, and connects the

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First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public (PHOTOS)

First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public (PHOTOS)

“To enable construction of this pedestrian passageway, portions of the World Trade Center’s slurry walls were removed (at this location), and portions of the Hudson River Bulkhead wall were removed (at the western end of this corridor). The World Trade Center

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Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center “Oculus” Transportation Hub Begins to Take Flight

Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center “Oculus” Transportation Hub Begins to Take Flight

Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub was nothing more than a series of beams and cranes until recently, but now the essence of the structure is finally beginning to emerge. The Port Authority released new images this week of the interior

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SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

Penn Station is the busiest train station in the entire US, but it’s cramped, out of date and frankly, quite unattractive. For a train station that sees this kind of action and welcomes so many people to NYC, it should be far grander, more open, and make a

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Transportation Alternatives Launches City-Wide Bicycling Events Calendar

Transportation Alternatives Launches City-Wide Bicycling Events Calendar

If you’ve ever wondered how to quickly find out about bike rides happening in NYC that match your style and fitness level, Transportation Alternatives has launched a new online tool to do just that. BikeNYC.org aims to be the single reference point for an

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Celebrate Green Transportation on Walk/Ride Day with the No Impact Project

Celebrate Green Transportation on Walk/Ride Day with the No Impact Project

This month, celebrate the No Impact Project’s Give Back Days in the streets of Manhattan with Walk/Ride Day! On November 18th, join your fellow New Yorkers for a celebration of alternative transportation. Participants can sign up to commit to a day of

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NYC Dept. of Transportation Says ‘No’ to Central Park Car Ban

NYC Dept. of Transportation Says ‘No’ to Central Park Car Ban

The fight for a ban on cars in Central Park has been a back and forth debate between Manhattan Community Boards and the Department of Transportation, but it’s looking like arguments for a trial ban have fallen on deaf ears. For months now, half a dozen Community

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New Amsterdam Pavilion by UNStudio Gives Battery Park Transportation Hub a Futuristic Twist

New Amsterdam Pavilion by UNStudio Gives Battery Park Transportation Hub a Futuristic Twist

Set before the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Peter Minuit Plaza, The New Amsterdam Pavilion invites busy urbanites to slow down, and encourages the use of public transportation and bicycles by providing an exciting piece of supporting infrastructure to

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Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable transportation. This new initiative is expected to bridge the gap between departmental

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Lecture: Presenting: A Table-Top Model of Transportation Pricing in New York City

Lecture: Presenting: A Table-Top Model of Transportation Pricing in New York City

Columbia University is hosting Charles Komanoff, an energy-policy analyst, transport economist and environmental activist in New York City, who will be speaking about his transportation pricing model. Komanoff “re-founded” NYC’s bike-advocacy in the the

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Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved a $2.5 billion plan to build a 16-mile streetcar line between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will serve the waterfront community, which is booming with new residential and

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NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

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The project will include a number of state-of-art green features including onsite power generation and a waste water, or Black water, recycling system which will repurpose more than 130,000 gallons of water a day. The project is a joint venture

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Governor Cuomo unveils ambitious vision to overhaul Penn Station

Governor Cuomo unveils ambitious vision to overhaul Penn Station

Currently located beneath Madison Square Garden, the labyrinthine Penn Station has long been criticized for being difficult to navigate and dangerously overcrowded. Built in 1963, the current station handles 600,000 travelers a day, however, the was to

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$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront could be getting a $1.7 billion streetcar route, if its supporters get their way. The New York Daily News revealed some details of the proposal, which would see a 17-mile route connecting 10 neighborhoods in the two to an

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Citi Bike surpasses 10 million trips in 2015, making it the busiest bike share program in the country

Citi Bike surpasses 10 million trips in 2015, making it the busiest bike share program in the country

 

New York’s Citi Bike program proves that Americans are into cycling more than ever before. The bike share network, which allows users to rent one of 7,500 bikes at 460 stations around the city, logged in more than 10 million trips in to

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MTA to test out “accordion” subway cars with no connecting doors

MTA to test out “accordion” subway cars with no connecting doors

If there was a magic fix to overcrowded subway cars during rush hour, it would be open gangway cars. Popular in Europe, the articulated train set allows for more passengers and makes it easier for folks to move around. MTA’s new Capital Plan calls of

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MTA officials break ground (literally) on Grand Central access to LIRR concourse

MTA officials break ground (literally) on Grand Central access to LIRR concourse

Related: Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA’s largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

“This ceremony marks the start of construction of several access points between the existing Grand Central Terminal that you so

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$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

Thanks to a 10 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Bronx River Alliance will now be able to build two bicycle and pedestrian bridges and develop a pathway along the river between Concrete Plant Park and Starlight bridges

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