Construction Begins on New York's 2nd Avenue Subway

A Tale of Two Towers: The Structures
In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines,...

Grouting of Elevated Subway Foundations, Brooklyn, NYC

Tunneling beneath Cairo
The second phase of the Greater Cairo Metro system in Egypt included many geotechnical challenges. Thirteen kilometers of the 19-km heavy rail line were constructed underground within...

Existing Urban Public Transportation System: Its Operations and Use by People
Public transport has currently reached far beyond city limits, particularly in Amsterdam. As such, the public transport in and around Amsterdam operated at three levels. First the city...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns in Los Angeles County
The City of Los Angeles is the largest city in the County and covers 1,209 km2 with a population of 3.7 million. Thus, it also has the second highest...

Existing Urban Public Transportation System and Its Operations and Usage
In Osaka City, a new urban center was developed in the waterfront area to decentralize the excessively concentrated business activities. In order to connect the newly developed center...

Urban Public Transportation System and Its Operation and Use by People in Tokyo
The public transportation system in Tokyo Metropolitan Region (TMR), primarily based on a well-developed rail/subway network, manages to support passenger movement in the huge urban complex....

The Final Connection
In 1969, New York City Transit (NYCT) began construction of a new subway to link Manhattan to east Queens. But funding issues prevented this 63rd Street Line from being completed as planned...

Los Angeles County Public Transportation System: Its Operation and Use by Customers
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Operations Division is organized into four basic units-Metro Bus Operations, Metro Bus Maintenance, Metro Operations Support, and Metro...

Public Transportation in Washington, D. C.
The Washington, D. C. metropolitan area is served by a world class transit bus and heavy rail subway system operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The...

Urban Public Transportation System of the Municipality of Beijing and Its Operations and Use by People
The Beijing Municipal Government operates a subway rail system and a surface system of trolleybuses, buses, jitneys and taxis. The Beijing Subway Corporation runs the subway system, and...

Operation and Use of the Integrated Public Transportation Network of Curitiba, Brazil
In the worldwide search for intermediate transportation solutions between the bus and subway, the city of Curitiba, Brazil has achieved unusual levels of performance and quality. Curitiba...

Urban Public Transportation in Pusan and Its Operations and Use by People
The public transport system in Pusan is described, discussing the system characteristics, operations, and usage by people. Focus is given on three main modes of transit: bus, metro and...

Technology Innovation in Urban Transit System and Its Project: Development of the Small Size Subway with Linear Induction Motor
In the 1960's, Osaka City started the investigation for miniaturizing the subway for the purpose of developing an intermediate capacity transit system along the Line No. 1, which was most...

Urban Public Transportation and Operations in Mexico City
Inhabitants of the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) are served by several modes of transportation. In particular, transit vehicles include short units known as minibuses, buses, trolleybuses,...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns in Seoul
The nature of the city in terms of the need for public transportation is discussed. As such, the public transportation modes to be dealt with are subway, bus, and taxi. This paper consists...

Urban Public Transportation in Seoul: System, Operation, Use by People
A review is given on two of the most predominant public transit modes in Seoul, the subway and bus systems. The contents include important characteristics of these modes in terms of system...

Through Frozen Ground
The most difficult section of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Silver Line transit corridor project is approximately 112 m (400 ft) of tunnel below...

A History of Deep Foundations in New York City, Could We Build It Now?

 

 

 

 

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