Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

A new report from the New York City Department of Transportation finds that vehicles making left turns caused about 19 percent of all pedestrian and cyclist deaths or serious injuries in the city last year. That is over three times the rate of and or a

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Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC’s transportation woes?

Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC’s transportation woes?

A wild new proposal calls for a 3.5-mile suspension bridge running from New Jersey, across Manhattan at 38th and 39th Streets, and into Queens. The Empire State Gateway was designed by a traffic consultant from Delaware who thinks the elevated twin is a

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Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub opens to the public

Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub opens to the public

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

Via NY Times

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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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Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

Related: MTA unveils high-tech new buses with LCD screens, Wi-Fi and USB ports

Via Politico

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ePrix electric vehicle race coming to Brooklyn next summer

ePrix electric vehicle race coming to Brooklyn next summer

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Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will host electric racing event in

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AECOM proposes sprawling new residential area for Red Hook waterfront

AECOM proposes sprawling new residential area for Red Hook waterfront

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“We have to recognize that growth is necessary to create a waterfront that people can use, affordable housing and a mass-transit connection to a neighborhood where one doesn’t exist,” said Chris Ward, a senior vice president at AECOM and a

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Renderings unveiled for World Trade Center Performing Arts Center show a glowing, lantern-like cube

Renderings unveiled for World Trade Center Performing Arts Center show a glowing, lantern-like cube

Related:

+ REX Architects

+ Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center

Via CBS and Archinect

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Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

New York City and New York State stand to benefit from last Friday’s announcement by Vice President Joe Biden that Amtrak will be the recipient of the largest single loan in the Department of Transportation’s history — $2.45 billion federal funds to

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NYC testing giant tunnel plugs and flexible covers to waterproof subway system

NYC testing giant tunnel plugs and flexible covers to waterproof subway system

Waterproofing the NYC subway system is an important part of efforts to become more climate resilient and prepare for future Superstorm Sandy-type flooding as global warming increases extreme weather events. To prevent another situation similar to the of

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