NYTIP INSIDER – jump-starting the subway amidst the rona

UPDATE (12.13.2021): Post revised to reflect updates to the enhanced NYC subway.

The novel coronavirus, a.k.a. COVID-19, wreaked havoc on mass transit systems nationwide. In NYC, lockdowns, telework, changes in commuting behavior, and increased wariness about transit use led to massive ridership drops on subways, buses, and commuter rail. Worse, vehicular traffic has already returned to pre-pandemic levels – and it’ll likely worsen.

With no sign of relief in sight, the MTA warned of doomsday cuts at a level not seen in decades. Given these dire circumstances, where does that leave NYTIP?

Find out on this edition of the NYTIP INSIDER.


NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway: putting it all together

UPDATE (01.09.2023): Post revised to reflect v0.8.0 of the enhanced NYC subway. Most figures removed since they relate to older versions of the enhanced NYCS.

Welcome back to my ongoing NYTIP series! When I introduced NYTIP, I outlined a three-point plan for fixing the NYC Subway system: enhance, extend, and expand. This post summarizes v0.8.0 of the enhanced NYC subway, which addresses the first point.

[Let’s recap!]

NYTIP – enhancing the nyc subway: broadway and queens boulevard

UPDATE (09.07.2022): Post substantially revised to reflect v1.0.0 v0.8.0 of the enhanced NYC subway on 09.05.2022. This update adds commentary on the transfer passage between 51st Street and Lexington Avenue – 53rd Street stations.

In my last post, I discussed the South Brooklyn redesign. So far, the redesigns contemplated by NYTIP only involve operational changes. In this post, we’ll explore the Broadway (N, Q, R, and W) and Queens Boulevard (E, F, M, and R) trunk lines. While redesigning the former is trivial, the latter is much more challenging.

[Let’s dive in!]