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Encyclopedia > Mass transit in New York City
Inside New York's Grand Central Terminal, one of the two busiest rail stations in the United States.
Inside New York's Grand Central Terminal, one of the two busiest rail stations in the United States.

New York City's public transportation network is the most extensive in North America. About one in every three users of mass transit in the United States and two-thirds of the nation's rail riders live in New York and its suburbs. Data from the 2000 U.S. Census reveals that New York is the only locality in the United States where more than half of all households do not own a car (the figure is even higher in Manhattan, over 75 percent). While nearly 90 percent of Americans drive to their jobs, mass transit is the primary form of travel for New Yorkers.[1] As a result of New York's uniquely high rate of public transit use it is one of the most energy efficient cities in the country. Gas consumption in New York, for example, is at the rate the national average was in the 1920s.[2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (759x1024, 496 KB) Source: [1] Author: leegillen File links The following pages link to this file: Mass transit in New York City ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (759x1024, 496 KB) Source: [1] Author: leegillen File links The following pages link to this file: Mass transit in New York City ... The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, a borough of New York City, located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue. ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Skytrain Bangkok. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ...

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Mass Transit and life in New York

With nearly 4.5 million people riding the transit network each weekday, the system is a major venue for commerce, entertainment and political activism. Life in the city is so dependent on the subway that New York City is home to two of only three 24 hour subway systems in the world. Campaigning at subway stations is a staple of New York elections akin to candidate appearances at small town diners during presidential campaigns in the rest of the country. Each week, more than 100 musicians and ensembles - ranging in genre from classical to Cajun, bluegrass, African, South American and jazz - give over 150 performances sanctioned by New York City Transit at 25 locations throughout the subway system.[3] Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Bluegrass music is considered a form of American roots music with its own roots in the English, Irish and Scottish traditional music of immigrants from the British Isles (particularly the Scots-Irish immigrants of Appalachia), as well as the music of rural African-Americans, jazz, and blues. ... Africa is a large and diverse continent, consisting of dozens of countries, hundreds of languages and thousands of races, tribes and ethnic groups. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the early 1920s in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ...

New York's use of mass transit gives the city a large newspaper readership base.
New York's use of mass transit gives the city a large newspaper readership base.

One outcome of the city's extensive mass transit use is a robust local newspaper industry. The readership of many New York dailies is comprised in large part by transit riders who read during their commutes. The three-day transit strike in December 2005 briefly depressed circulation figures, underscoring the relationship between the city's commuting culture and newspaper readership.[4] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (804x536, 124 KB) Summary F Train, Manhattan-bound, 9:25am. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (804x536, 124 KB) Summary F Train, Manhattan-bound, 9:25am. ...


The subways of New York have been venues for beauty pageants and guerrilla theater. The MTA's annual Miss Subways contest ran from 1941 to 1976 and again in 2004 (under the revised name "Ms Subways"). Past Ms Subways winners include Eleanor Nash, an FBI clerk described by her poster that hung in subway cars in 1960 as "young, beautiful and expert with a rifle." The 2004 Ms Subways winner, Caroline Sanchez-Bernat, was an actress who played a role in Sunday Brunch 4. The 35-minute piece of performance art was a full enactment of a Sunday brunch — including crisp white tablecloth, spinach salad appetizer and attentive waiter in black tuxedo — performed aboard a southbound A Train in 2000. With subway riders looking on, the actors chatted amiably about Christmas, exchanged gifts and signed for a package delivered by a UPS man who entered the scene at the West 34th Street stop. Official FBI Seal The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal criminal investigative and intelligence agency which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Performance art is art where the actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time, constitute the work. ... The A Eighth Avenue Express and C Eighth Avenue Local are two services of the New York City Subway. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ...


Fare collection

The MetroCard is the current payment method for New York City subways and buses. It is a thin, plastic card on which the customer electronically loads fares. Payment may be made at automated machines that accept money, credit cards, and debit cards. Variable pay schemes are available; cards with more pre-paid rides offer greater discounts. The MetroCard was introduced to enhance the technology of the transit system and eliminate the burden of carrying and collecting tokens. The use of tokens in New York's transit system was discontinued in 2003. Metrocard Gold 1997-Present The MetroCard is the current payment method for the New York City Subway (rapid transit) system as well as for buses in the New York City Transit and Long Island Bus systems. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


The future of the MetroCard

In 2006 New York City's two main transportation systems announced plans to introduce smart cards for paying fares. In Februrary the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unveiled a $73 million smart card system in the PATH station at the World Trade Center. A smartcard or smart card is a tiny secure cryptoprocessor embedded within a credit card-sized or smaller (like the GSM SIM) card. ...


The PATH "SmartLink" card contains an antenna attached to a computer chip, which can be read by turnstiles without requiring passengers to swipe cards. The "SmartLink" card will eventually replace the magnetic-strip QuickCard accepted at PATH turnstiles.


The New York City subway and bus network will eventually use this same technology. A consortium of New York metropolitan transit agencies, including the Port Authority and New Jersey Transit, will test different versions and introduce a single standard. In the future all New York City area transit systems will use the same "contactless" payment system.


Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a New York State public benefit corporation tasked with providing mass transit in the New York City metropolitan area through its various subsidiary agencies. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the State of New York. ...

Metro-North (officially MTA Metro-North Railroad) is a suburban commuter railroad running service from New York City to the northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, a borough of New York City, located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue. ... Poughkeepsie City of Poughkeepsie Town of Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, Arkansas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Wassaic, New York is a hamlet in the Town of Amenia, New York in the Dutchess County, New York. ... Nickname: The Elm City Official website: www. ... New Canaan is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Stamford, on the Five Mile River. ... Nickname: The Hat City Official website: www. ... Waterbury is a city located in New Haven County, Connecticut, 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Hartford on the Naugatuck River. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... New Jersey Transit Arrow III at West Windsor, NJ New Jersey Transit RTS-06 in Newark, NJ The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ... The NY-NJ-PA Tri-State marker located in Port Jervis. ... Spring Valley is a village located in Rockland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 25,464. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, at 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) the largest island in the continental United States, and with 7. ... Nassau County is a county located outside New York City in the state of New York. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of New York. ... The New York City Transit Authority (also known as NYCTA, NYCT for New York City Transit or simply the TA for Transit Authority) is a New York State authority that operates buses and subway trains in New York City. ... The New York City Subway system, a large rapid transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City, is one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world. ... Staten Island Railway (SIR, formerly SIRT) is a rapid transit line operating in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City, USA. Like the BMT lines to Coney Island, it began as a normal railway but was later converted to R44 subway cars . ... Staten Island lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ... The MTA Bus Company (MTA Bus for short), a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is a public benefit corporation created to operate those bus routes formerly operated by private companies in the New York City area. ... The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT or DOT) is responsible for the management of much of New York Citys transportation infrastructure. ...

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates three rail systems: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state agency (operated pursuant to an interstate compact) that runs most of the regional transportation infrastructure including the bridges, tunnels, airports and seaports within the New York-New Jersey Port District. ...

The Port Authority also owns and operates the three major airports in the New York City area. Regional bus service to New Jersey, upstate New York, the Midwest, and Canada travels from the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square and the smaller George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal. Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is a rapid transit railroad linking Manhattan, New York with New Jersey, and providing service to Jersey City, Hoboken, Harrison, and Newark. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... AirTrain JFK is a 13 km (8. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) is an international airport located in Jamaica/Rosedale, Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. ... Howard Beach is a neighborhood in southwestern Queens, New York. ... AirTrain tracks AirTrain Monorail entering Newark Airport Rail Station, August 2004. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey. ... One of the stations Northeast Corridor platforms with a departing NJ Transit train. ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan in New York City, operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ... Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... The George Washington Bridge Bus Station is a commuter bus terminal located at the Manhattan end of the George Washington Bridge in Washington Heights. ...


New Jersey Transit

Main article: New Jersey Transit

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) provides extensive commuter rail service from northern and central New Jersey to Hoboken Terminal in New Jersey and Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan. NJ Transit also has an extensive network of bus routes radiating in and out of the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the George Washington Bridge Bus Station. In addition to buses and commuter trains, NJ Transit also operates three light rail systems in the state. New Jersey Transit Arrow III at West Windsor, NJ New Jersey Transit RTS-06 in Newark, NJ The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... New Jersey Transit Arrow III at West Windsor, NJ New Jersey Transit RTS-06 in Newark, NJ The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan in New York City, operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ... The George Washington Bridge Bus Station is a commuter bus terminal located at the Manhattan end of the George Washington Bridge in Washington Heights. ...

Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional quasi-public state agency that serves 3. ... The North Jersey Coast Line is one of New Jersey Transits commuter lines. ... The Raritan Valley Line is a commuter rail service of New Jersey Transit, running out of Newark Penn Station and terminating at High Bridge. ... Pennsylvania Station (Newark) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... New Jersey Transits Pascack Valley line is a commuter train service that runs north from Hoboken, New Jersey through Bergen County and into Rockland County, New York, terminating at Spring Valley, New York. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... The Bergen County Line is a branch off of the New Jersey Transit Main Line line serving communities to the east of the Main Line. ... Main Line railroad station in downtown Glen Rock The New Jersey Transit Main Line (or Erie Main Line) runs from Suffern, New York to Hoboken, New Jersey, in the United States. ... The Metro-North Railroad Port Jervis Line is a commuter rail line running from Suffern, New York north, west and southwest to Port Jervis. ... Metro-North (officially MTA Metro-North Railroad) is a suburban commuter railroad running service from New York City to the northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... The Village of Suffern, New York, viewed from the top of Nordkop Mountain Suffern is a village located in Rockland County, New York near the southern border of the county and the state in the Town of Ramapo. ... The Montclair-Boonton Line is one of New Jersey Transits commuter lines. ... The Kearny Connection allows trains from New Jersey Transits Morris and Essex Lines (part of the Hoboken Division) to go to New York Penn Station, known as MidTOWN DIRECT service. ... Trackage New Jersey Transit operates a rail network of 11 rail lines, 161 stations and 954 miles as of the 2003 fiscal year (June 30, 2003). ... The Kearny Connection allows trains from New Jersey Transits Morris and Essex Lines (part of the Hoboken Division) to go to New York Penn Station, known as MidTOWN DIRECT service. ... Hudson-Bergen Light Rail trains at the Exchange Place stop in Jersey City HBLR train on Hudson Street, near Exchange Place station in Jersey City Harborside Financial Center station, Jersey City The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) is a light rail system, owned by New Jersey Transit and operated by... Seal of Bayonne Bayonne is a city located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Official website: http://www. ... Image of Hoboken taken by NASA (red line shows where Hoboken is). ... Weehawken Township is a township located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... Union City, New Jersey Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ... North Bergen Township is a Walsh Act township located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... PCC streetcar at Newark Penn Station in 2001, signed as 7 City Subway. ... Downtown Newark is Newark, New Jerseys major central business and cultural district. ... Map of Belleville Township in Essex County Belleville is a Township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ... Map of Bloomfield Township in Essex County Bloomfield is a Township located in Essex County, New Jersey. ...

Inter-City Rail

Amtrak provides long-distance passenger rail connections from New York's Pennsylvania Station to Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC, New England, Upstate New York, Montreal, Canada, Florida, Atlanta, New Orleans, Chicago and the Midwest. For trips of less than 500 miles, Amtrak is often cheaper and easier than air travel, and sometimes faster if travel to and from the airport and security check-in times are included. Amtrak's high-speed Acela service from New York to Boston and Washington uses tilting technology and fast electric locomotives. This route, known as the Northeast Corridor, accounts for about half of Amtrak's ridership and covers its own operating, but not capital, costs. Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express at Penn Station New York, NY Amtrak is the brand name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... For the Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey or Baltimore, Maryland, see Pennsylvania Station (Newark) or Pennsylvania Station (Baltimore). ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Official website: http://www. ... A view of the Baltimore skyline from above. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Flag of New England The states of New England are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. ... Upstate New York is the region of New York State outside of the core of the New York metropolitan area. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Tallahassee Jacksonville Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 65,794 sq mi  170,451 km² 162 miles  260 km 497 miles  800 km 17. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... At Union Station (Washington, D.C.) Acela Express (often called simply Acela, leading to early confusion with the Acela Regional) is the name used by Amtrak for the high-speed tilting train service operating between Washington, D.C. and Boston via New York City and Philadelphia along the Northeast Corridor... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ...


Other transit

Other transit in the city includes:

The Roosevelt Island Tramway is an aerial tramway in New York City. ... A Philadelphia PCC trolley car in 1965 Volkswagen Cargo-Tram in Dresden on a section of grassed track. ... Main Street on Roosevelt Island Roosevelt Island, pop. ... Lower Mahattan skyline from the deck of the Ferry, 2003 The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry operated by the New York City Department of Transportation between Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan near Battery Park (South Ferry) and St. ... Overlooking the harbor from beside Borough Hall St. ... Staten Island Railway (SIR, formerly SIRT) is a rapid transit line operating in the Borough of Staten Island, New York City, USA. Like the BMT lines to Coney Island, it began as a normal railway but was later converted to R44 subway cars . ... Staten Island lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ... Passengers from the Staten Island Ferry emerge from the terminal at South Ferry in Manhattan South Ferry is at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... NY Waterway is a private firm that provides commuter ferry service and tourist excursions in New York Harbor, with service between several points in Manhattan and New Jersey, including Hoboken Terminal. ... A New York Water Taxi docks at Pier 11 near Wall Street. ...

Major transit terminals

There are several major transit terminals in the New York metropolitan area. They include train stations, bus terminals, and ferry landings.


Train stations

Penn Stations underground Long Island Rail Road concourse Pennsylvania Station is one of New York Citys main railway stations, sharing the Pennsylvania Station name with several stations in other cities. ... Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express at Penn Station New York, NY Amtrak is the brand name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... New Jersey Transit Arrow III at West Windsor, NJ New Jersey Transit RTS-06 in Newark, NJ The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The New York City Subway system, a large rapid transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City, is one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world. ... The main concourse Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, a borough of New York City, located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue. ... Marble Hill station The Metro-North Railroad (officially the Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, and usually abbreviated as Metro-North) is a suburban commuter railroad service between New York City to its northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... Jamaica Station is a major hub of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), located in Jamaica, Queens County, New York. ... AirTrain JFK is a 13 km (8. ... Flatbush Avenue, also called the Atlantic Terminal, is the westernmost stop on the Atlantic Avenue Branch of the Long Island Rail Road, located at Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue. ... Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station The Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction Station, known as Secaucus Transfer in planning stages, is a major rail hub in Secaucus, New Jersey. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ... Hudson-Bergen Light Rail trains at the Exchange Place stop in Jersey City HBLR train on Hudson Street, near Exchange Place station in Jersey City Harborside Financial Center station, Jersey City The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) is a light rail system, owned by New Jersey Transit and operated by... Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is a rapid transit railroad linking Manhattan, New York with New Jersey, and providing service to Jersey City, Hoboken, Harrison, and Newark. ... NY Waterway is a private firm that provides commuter ferry service and tourist excursions in New York Harbor, with service between several points in Manhattan and New Jersey, including Hoboken Terminal. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Train stations | Transportation in New Jersey | Newark, New Jersey | Pennsylvania Railroad ...

Bus terminals

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is the main gateway for interstate buses into Manhattan in New York City, operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ... The George Washington Bridge Bus Station is a commuter bus terminal located at the Manhattan end of the George Washington Bridge in Washington Heights. ...

Ferry landings

Passengers from the Staten Island Ferry emerge from the terminal at South Ferry in Manhattan South Ferry is at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City. ... Lower Mahattan skyline from the deck of the Ferry, 2003 The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry operated by the New York City Department of Transportation between Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan near Battery Park (South Ferry) and St. ... A view of the South Street Seaport in New York with the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Transportation in New Jersey ...

Expansion plans

There are several proposals for expanding the New York City transit system that are in various stages of planning or initial funding:

A rendering of the future PATH station at the World Trade Center site, to be completed in 2009.
A rendering of the future PATH station at the World Trade Center site, to be completed in 2009.
  • PATH World Trade Center station, whose construction began in late 2005, will replace the PATH terminal destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks with a new central terminal designed by Santiago Calatrava that will allow easy transfer between the PATH system, several subway lines and proposed new projects. It is expected to serve 250,000 travelers daily.
  • Moynihan Station would expand Penn Station into the James Farley Post Office building across the street.
  • Second Avenue Subway, a new north-south line, first proposed in 1929, would run from 125 Street to Hanover Square in lower Manhattan.
  • East Side Access Project, would route some Long Island Railroad Trains to Grand Central Terminal instead of Penn Station. Since many, if not most, LIRR commuters work on the east side of Manhattan, many in walking distance of Grand Central, this proposal would save considerable travel time and would reduce congestion at Penn Station and on subway lines connecting it with the east side.
  • AirTrain JFK to lower Manhattan would extend the existing Long Island Railroad line from Jamaica Station to downtown Brooklyn via a new 3-mile tunnel under the East River. AirTrain-compatible cars would run along the new route, connecting John F. Kennedy International Airport and Jamaica with lower Manhattan.
  • The Tunnel would add a second pair of railroad tracks under the Hudson River, connecting to an expanded Penn Station.
  • Although New York City does not have light rail as of 2005, there are plans to convert 42nd Street into a light rail transit mall which would be closed to all vehicles except emergency vehicles. [5] The idea was previously planned in the early 1990s, and was approved by the City Council in 1994, but was cancelled due to lack of funds.
  • Fulton Street Transit Center, a $750 million project in Lower Manhattan that will improve access to and connections between 12 subway lines, PATH service and the World Trade Center site. Construction began in 2005 and will be finished in 2008.

Image File history File links PATH_WTC_Station. ... Image File history File links PATH_WTC_Station. ... Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is a rapid transit railroad linking Manhattan, New York with New Jersey, and providing service to Jersey City, Hoboken, Harrison, and Newark. ... The resulting explosion after the crash of United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower. ... Calatrava is known for his organically inspired designs, such as LUmbracle at his Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia. ... Penn Stations underground Long Island Rail Road concourse Pennsylvania Station is one of New York Citys main railway stations, sharing the Pennsylvania Station name with several stations in other cities. ... The James A. Farley Post Office is located located at 421 Eighth Avenue, between 31st and 33rd Streets in Manhattan, across the street from Pennsylvania Station and Madison Square Garden. ... The Second Avenue Line, usually called the Second Avenue Subway (SAS), refers to a series of public works projects and engineering studies undertaken to construct a subway underneath Second Avenue in New York Citys borough of Manhattan. ... AirTrain JFK is a 13 km (8. ... Jamaica Station is a major hub of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), located in Jamaica, Queens County, New York. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) is an international airport located in Jamaica/Rosedale, Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Fulton Street is a busy street located in Downtown Manhattan. ...

See also

A cycle rickshaw at rest in Manhattan. ... The New York City Subway system, a large rapid transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City, is one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world. ... Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is a rapid transit railroad linking Manhattan, New York with New Jersey, and providing service to Jersey City, Hoboken, Harrison, and Newark. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ... New York City airports; 1: JFK, 2:LGA, 3:EWR New York City is served by three major airports. ...

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