The subway system requires new signals, switches, cars, and expanded routes. While congestion pricing can’t pay for all of that, it can help.
mass transit Archives - State of the Planet
The chief environmental engineer for the MTA New York City Transit is currently teaching the Capstone Workshop in the Sustainability Management masters program.
The time for a comprehensive fix for this region’s mass transit is long overdue.
Making New York City a more accessible place for mothers enhances the economic and social status of women, especially single mothers and female heads of households. This not only reduces the economic burden of childcare but also improves the job prospects of motherhood.
Both our governor and mayor need to place public service above political gain to save our mass transit system.
To be a competitive global city we must become a sustainable city, and we need our governor and mayor to put their political differences aside to address problems of housing and mass transit.
Thomas Abdallah, adjunct professor at Columbia University, is working to make the NYC subway system more sustainable.
Solving the transit problem is key to New York City’s health and well-being, and a new congestion pricing proposal is serious starting point.
The economic heart of the city cannot beat without an effective subway system. It’s time for the mayor and governor to develop a fully funded, well thought through strategy for mass transit in New York City and its nearby suburbs.