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Unlikely Key to NY's Mass Transit Hopes: The Automobile?

A new toll proposal reflects transit truths: Many drivers have few transit options, many subway lines couldn't handle large numbers of drivers who gave up their cars, and toll revenue is critical.

Report Details Woes for NYC's Electric-Cab Experiment

Documents obtained by City Limits outline a litany of obstacles that the city's pilot project has so far been unable to surmount.

Sheridan Foes Hope to Fix Road They Couldn't Kill

Residents and advocates were disappointed the city didn't just shut down the short, troublesome highway. Now they're backing a city plan to at least improve it.

Love, Hate and Closing Doors: A Day in Subway Life

Straphangers still have plenty of gripes, but many passengers begrudgingly acknowledge how much they depend on the subway system. Call it a love-hate relationship.

Commuters Suggest New Routes for MTA

Straphangers have a lot of complaints, and some praise, for the city's subway system. Some also have some interesting ideas about how to improve life underground.

200 Hours a Year on the Subway: What To Do?

Every year, the average commuter spends what adds up to several days underground. Most riders have set habits for how they use that time.

Subway Safety Worries Evolve

Veteran riders say the fear of crime is far lower than it was in past decades. But recent deaths on the tracks have some commuters more wary about the platform edge.

Traffic, Pollution, Accidents: Are Trucks to Blame?

Whether we're breathing their exhaust or stuck behind one on an exit ramp, most New Yorkers hate trucks. But their complex impact on urban ills—and their key role in the city's economy—have thwarted efforts to limit the damage.

Truck Policies Face Rocky Road

New parking rules? Night deliveries? Congestion pricing? There are plenty of ideas for how to reduce the impact of trucks on city life. The trouble is finding one that works for truckers, businesses and consumers.

Snapshot: 200 Miles on One Block

A look at where the trucks making deliveries on one Manhattan block, during one recent hour, came from.

A Crisis Beyond The Cuts: Help For New York's Seniors Ebbs

Once again, New York City's senior centers avoided a disastrous budget cut this year. But the passing of that threat masks a subtler one: the gradual erosion of the once-proud array of services New York City offers its elderly.

Sharon's Homework: Self-Sufficiency

After raising a family and burying a husband, Sharon Jones is aiming for a college degree while still looking out for her kids and battling in housing court.

Obama Anti-Poverty Programs Begin to Take Shape

The president's neighborhood-based anti-poverty initiatives will soon move into a second stage. But in an era of budget-cutting, Promise Neighborhoods and Choice Neighborhoods face a steep political challenge.

Life In A Livery Cab

Yellow cab drivers and owners were outspoken on both sides of the debate over a plan to permit outer-borough street hails. What do the livery drivers who now prowl those streets think about it?

Bike Lane Battle: Role Of Senator's Wife, Ex-DOT Boss, Unclear

Iris Weinshall is not the only critic of the city's bike lane on Prospect Park West. She's just the only who used to build bike lanes and happens to be married to a U.S. senator.

Federal Funds Have City Planners Eyeing East New York, Bronx

A federal planning grant to be shared among several governments on either side of the New York-Connecticut border aims for transit-oriented development.

Japan Tsunami, Katrina Memories Wash Into Waterfront Debate

A new city plan addressing competing claims on New York's coastline draws praise. But there's still plenty of debate over the details, especially over the risks that come with waterfront industry.

Hot And Cool: How Brooklyn Became A Destination

The snazzy high-rises of downtown might obscure the history, but Brooklyn wasn't always the place to be. Chapter two of City Limits' Brooklyn issue explores how the biggest borough also became the hottest.

Living On The Edge: East New York & Bay Ridge Go Off Script

Chapter four of "Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand" visits East New York, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and other neighborhoods whose story over the past 20 years differs from the standard narrative of Brooklyn's growth.

Obama's Urban Policy: Slow Start. Sustainable Finish?

The president's campaign pledge to pay attention to cities got some tough early reviews. But now communities around the country are getting federal help to plan for the future.


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With highways, tunnels, bridges, avenues, and public transportation, New York has one of the largest and most complex transportation systems in the world. Recently, the city has used its expenses to improve the subway system by installing new trains with state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, taxis have become more clean, uniform, and safe. City Limits covers stories about conflict and controversy in the city’s ever-changing transportation system.

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What's the Next Stop for CitiBike? - Oliver Morrison

The project plans to target neighborhoods next to the areas it's already serving. Some would rather it target a clientele that's more diverse, and less affluent, than the current ridership.

Who's Afraid Of The Prospect Park West Bike Lane? - Jarrett Murphy

Watch City Limits' environment and transit correspondent Jake Mooney discuss what he found when he looked into the controversy over a Brooklyn bike lane.

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NYC's Silent Infrastructure Challenge: Aging Public Buildings

By Adam Forman

NYC's Silent Infrastructure Challenge: Aging Public Buildings

When New Yorkers think about aging infrastructure, bridges, roads and pipes come to mind. But schools, hospitals, jails and other public buildings aren't getting any younger, either.

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Anatomy of a Sign- NYC DOT

Directed By Robert Hooman The NYC DOT fabricates, maintains and installs over 1 million signs a year and roughly 9000 a month. All this is done with just 22 people out of a workshop in Maspeth Queens. The unsung heros of the NYC DOT put a lot of hard work and dedication into maintaining our city's infrastructure and it was fitting and very satisfying to make a film about them and put a little spotlight on their hard work.

City Rhythms

This video of a New Yorker at work during the AM commute will make you smile!

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