Urban Public Transportation System of New York City and Its Operation and Use by People

by Susan A. Carlson, Project Planning and Analysis, 56 Juniper Lane, Southport, CT 06490-1062, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


New York City has eleven major bridges and four major auto tunnels reaching within its borders. There are more than 3,000 miles of bus routes in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area (GNYMA). The recent emphasis of many transportation systems capital projects in the GNYMA is on the improvement of mobility and customer access. This paper focuses on a description of the current structure and organization of mass transportation in the New York region and discuss one of the more interesting attempts to rationalize and modernize the system, move it beyond its nineteenth century origins and make it more seamless and agreeable for the customer.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Urban areas | Rail transportation | Rapid transit systems | Transportation management | Tunnels | Buses | Routing (transportation) | New York | United States | New York City

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