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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces Federal Stimulus Transportation Projects List

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled six infrastructure projects across the city that will receive $261 million in stimulus funds, including the Brooklyn Bridge. Check out our interactive map for more about each project.

Mar 30th, 2009

The end of the line: New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority Increases Fares and Cuts Services

Two-thirds of all mass transit riders in the United States use the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York’s system. The MTA board voted Wednesday “to enact a series of fare hikes and service cutbacks needed to keep the transit system from going broke.”

Mar 25th, 2009

Teaching an old dog new tricks? New York City transportation budget shortfall

Like so many other transit agencies around the country, the nation’s largest transit authority - New York City - is in the midst of a severe budget crisis and is facing a $1.2 billion deficit.

Feb 5th, 2009

America in Gridlock: [RADIO] There’s Gas in Them Thar Hills

Blueprint America -- with Weekend America -- in a report on modern day gas prospecting in the hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Jan 16th, 2009

On the Grid

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr on how the economic crisis may affect New York City's transit system.

Dec 19th, 2008

America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] The Wrong Track

About one in every three users of mass transit in the United States and two-thirds of the nation's rail riders live in New York City and its suburbs. And the cost to maintain one of the world’s most extensive mass transit systems is expensive. Each new subway car, for example, costs $1.4 million. Replacing and maintaining tracks runs the state's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) about $303 million a year.In order to pay for subway maintenance and projects over the years, the MTA has had to borrow a lot of money for funding. So much so that the MTA is now the fifth biggest debtor in the United States – after the state of California, the state of Massachusetts, New York State, and New York City.Blueprint America looks at the costs of maintaining New York City's transportation system and the difficulties involved when making improvements.

Dec 16th, 2008

America in Gridlock: [TIMELINE] The Wrong Track: The Greatest Subway New York Never Built

Since the 1920s in New York City, the Second Avenue Subway line has been in the works. Follow the delays, cost overruns, political ineffectiveness, and several ground breakings over the years as the line has still yet to be completed.

Dec 15th, 2008

America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] The Wrong Track: Building the Second Avenue Subway

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr speaks with Joe Trainer, Chief Engineer of MTA Capital Construction in New York City, about the day to day process of building the Second Avenue line from above ground in Manhattan.

Dec 15th, 2008

America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] The Wrong Track: 14 Stories Underground

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr speaks with Edward Kennedy, Chief Tunnel Engineer of the East Side Access Tunnel in New York City, about the construction of the Long Island Railroad access tunnel that will run from Queens to Grand Central Station in Manhattan -- 140 feet underground.

Dec 15th, 2008

America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] The Wrong Track: The Saga of the 2nd Avenue Subway (1975)

This 51st State report, which originally aired in 1975 on Channel Thirteen in New York, looks at New York City's repeated attempts to complete a second subway line on the East Side of Manhattan. The project is still not finished after over a half-century of delays.

Dec 12th, 2008

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