Tag Archives: Transportation

May 25, 2016
Sidewalk Labs launches Link, more to come
Can a new initiative from Daniel Doctoroff and Google advance the civic conversation on climate change?
by Emily Rutland
May 2, 2016
Driving an electric car in NYC
The doors are funny and the accelerator pedal too, but driving a BMW i3 made tree counting more fun.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
22nd Apr 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Earth Day Clean Energy Vehicle Showcase
This year for Earth Day we are presenting a showcase of electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and other alternative fuel technologies to the public to spread the word about these environmentally friendly vehicles that run on clean energy.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
1st Apr 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
The Road From Paris: An Agenda for Action
What is the role of community development and the community design professions in addressing climate change?
by Lilas Randrianarivony
22nd Mar 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
A Changing City: Weather and Climate
Join us as MTA engineers, scientists, policy makers, and emergency planners must work together to navigate these changes and their impact on the transit system.
by Lilas Randrianarivony
6th Mar 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
New York Transit Museum: Special Day for Special Kids
Enjoy the Transit Museum before we open to the public! This FREE event is for children with special needs and their families.
by Angie Koo
8th Feb 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Oculus Book Talk "Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars"
Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars explores recent trends that show that Americans, particularly Millennials, have been driving markedly less than they used to. Author Sam Schwartz describes how this change in car usage ultimately benefits cities, making them healthier and increasing property values, in a book that has been praised for its timeliness and insight.
by Ana Cecilia Deustua
14th Nov 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Your City, Your Voice: Activist Training
On November 14th, join Transportation Alternatives and activists from organizations across New York City to hone your skills, meet a great group of visionaries and get hands-on practice in building local power and effecting change … in the fields of food justice, education, housing and any other issue that affects New York City.
by Chiara Zaccheo
13th Sep 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
New York City Century Bike Tour
The nation’s only all-urban 100-mile bike tour is as challenging or relaxing as you choose, but always fun and rewarding. Choose between two starting points (Prospect Park and Central Park) and 35, 55, 75 and 100-mile rides. It is the best way for New Yorkers and visitors alike to experience the diversity and breadth of New York City!
by Chiara Zaccheo
2nd-16th Aug 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Summer Streets New York City
Sum­mer Streets is an annual cel­e­bra­tion of New York City’s most valu­able pub­lic space—our streets. On three con­sec­u­tive Sat­ur­days in August, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for peo­ple to play, run, walk and bike. Sum­mer Streets pro­vides space for healthy recre­ation and encour­ages New York­ers to use more sus­tain­able forms of trans­porta­tion!
by Chiara Zaccheo
11th Jul 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
New York Transit Museum Vintage Bus Bash
The New York Transit Museum’s fleet of vintage buses heads to Governors Island for a summer weekend! Iconic “fishbowl” style windshields, a two-tone green color scheme, Jackie Gleason’s famed bus driver appearance in The Honeymooners, and the first air-conditioned bus in the country transport visitors back to the 1940s and 1950s. For more information visit mta.info/museum.
by Nicolas Maiarelli
Jul 5, 2015
Dematerializing the car
  Ecologist Eric Sanderson has written a carefully detailed and beautifully designed book on the need to redesign society without cars. Projjal Dutta, Director of Sustainability for the MTA, keeps a personal Tumblr titled “Taking the car out of carbon,” with a similar message (both Sanderson and Dutta are advisors to City Atlas). Enrique Penalosa, the visionary former mayor of […]
by David Kroodsma
1st Apr 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Platform: Creative Musings on Mass Transit
An evening of live performances centered around mass transit in this ongoing series of inter-disciplinary programs.
by Rowan Wu
24th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
A Lasting Legacy: Historic Preservation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Learn more about New York City's Transit system and its history with this talk by MTA Project Administrator Hollie Wells and Historic Preservationist Sara McIvor!
by Madeleine Levin
13th Mar 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
High Bridge: A New Beginning
The High Bridge is slated to reopen as a walkway in summer 2015. Come hear Bryan Diffley, the Project Manager of the renovation, speak about NYC's oldest standing bridge.
by Chiara Zaccheo
16th Feb 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
A History of New York City Transportation - From Horsecars to Helicopters
By some estimates, for every New Yorker you see walking around on the streets, there’s one New Yorker underground, riding the train. That’s right - 1/2 of New York’s population is on some form of public transportation at any given moment. This class covers NYC transportation from the early days, when the best you could hope for was a mud-spattered omnibus ride, through the first steam-powered elevated railroads, all the way up to the Pan Am building helicopter shuttle.
by Chiara Zaccheo
15th Dec 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Join the Grand Central Terminal official guided tour
In celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s centennial year, MTA Metro-North Railroad has teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and Orpheo Inc. to provide new daily docent-guided tours of the terminal.
by Jingwen Tong
17th Nov 2014, 12:00am-12:00am
Join the Grand Central Terminal official guided tour
In celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s centennial year, MTA Metro-North Railroad has teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and Orpheo Inc. to provide new daily docent-guided tours of the terminal.
by Jingwen Tong