Innovative Transportation Investments for NYC's Future

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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You'll learn about:

  • The impact of growth and development on NYC’s transportation network

  • The challenges to developing new infrastructure in NYC 

  • Innovative solutions to create, fund, and implement new  transportation infrastructure

New York City is working to enhance and expand its transportation network within the confines of aging infrastructure, a growing population, and limited space. Meet staff from the NYC Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Transportation and explore the following three projects these organizations are spearheading to tackle these challenges: 

The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), a transformative urban light rail project, will create new public transportation options along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront. Outside of the local bus network, the current subway system has a Manhattan-centered, east-west focus that limits fast and convenient connections between Brooklyn and Queens. The BQX, with a mostly dedicated right-of-way, will reduce travel times and connect areas with limited access to transit to the larger rail system.

The Citywide Ferry Service (CFS) will provide an affordable, convenient transit option to residents in otherwise transit-isolated neighborhoods. It expands on the existing East River Ferry, which currently operates on one route between Queens, norther Brooklyn, and Manhattan. The CFS includes five new routes and 13 new or upgraded landings, as well as upgrades to the two Manhattan terminals at East 34th Street and Pier 11 at Wall Street.

Finally, take a look at NYC’s version of bus rapid transit, Select Bus Service. Explore its dedicated bus lanes, off-board fare collection, and transit signal priority. 

Speakers

Eric Beaton , New York City Dot , New York , NY (see bio)
Adam Giambrone , City of New York , New York , NY (see bio)
Tom McKnight , Economic Dev Corp , New York , NY (see bio)
Seth Myers , Brooklyn , NY (see bio)