At capacity with room to expand

A number of reports by the MTA, Straphangers Campaign, and other organizations claim that almost every line of the subway is at maximum capacity. While this is true, the subway system has much in the way of hidden capacity, even at rush hours. Although dependent on the amount of rolling stock, population growth, and other … Continue reading

Countdown clocks and after

It’s finally happened, almost all of the IRT (apart from the 7) has received countdown clocks and they’re working pretty well, with a hiccup every once and a while. They may be up to four years late and well over-budget, but they’re certainly a welcome improvement to New York’s unfortunately outdated system technology. That brings … Continue reading