Category: New York City

The L Train is the only line the MTA has upgraded. It'll take decades to finish the project.
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Delayed due to train traffic ahead?

It's probably because the subway still uses 1930's technology to keep track of trains: cables and mechanical switches. Computerizing the train control system will allow more trains to run more quickly but the MTA is in no hurry. The project started in 1991 and has upgraded only the L train. The target date to finish the…

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Mayor Bill de Blasio cheers the passage of his affordable housing program. Critics like Real Affordability for All say it's not enough.
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Affordable for Whom? The Tragically Misguided Arguments about Affordable Housing in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio promised 200,000 affordable housing apartments, including 50,000 units for New Yorkers earning less than $40,000. Critics have long said that's not enough. Now, the Real Affordability for All coalition, led by New York Communities for Change and Bertha Lewis' The Black Institute, is attacking de Blasio and his Deputy Mayor Alicia…

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More problems at Penn Station
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Penn Station Problems? It’s About to Get Worse

Commuters regularly suffer problems at Penn Station. There aren't enough tracks at Penn Station, resulting in train delays. Train delays lead to the station becoming way too crowded and the problems just spiral downwards. And it's likely to only get worse. What's Happening? Amtrak, the train service that owns and runs Penn Station, has had three train delays in…

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Quick Hits from Around New York

• What's going to happen when the L Train shuts down for repairs? The MTA doesn't have a real plan for getting between Manhattan and Williamsburg but check out Slate's coverage of the winners of Transportation Alternatives' contest. • It's not all on the MTA, though. New York City doesn't have the best transportation record.…

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