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  • For the second part of our presentation on New York City, we’ll be talking about 3 main topics:First we will discuss the different agencies governing transportation and then go into how the city's transportation goals are realized and how cooperation is needed between the different agencies. We will end off with the outlook on developing an effective planning approach, what are the obstacles in the way of implementing the city’s plans.
  • Transportation systems are extremely important in shaping a city’s growth and prosperity.NYC’s transportation network-bridges, tunnels, subways, commuter rails, buses, taxis, sidewalks, airports, train station, ferries-move more people and goods than any other system in the country.Therefore it is important to have an integrated and well functioning transportation system.Transportation needs to focus on handling increased demand from population and job growth; optimizing the speed, safety, reliability and comfort of access modesManaging flow of goods into, out of, and around NYCSo who manages all of these systems in order for NYC to have a functioning transportation system? -- Next slide
  • Transportation in NYC is influenced by various agencies. The city’s own Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) is the most notable of these agencies.  Janette Sadik-Khan is the current Commissioner of the DOT as of 2007. DOT’s responsibilities include day-to-day maintenance of the city's streets, highways, bridges and sidewalks. The DOT also operates the Staten Island Ferry and operates the older, major East River bridges — the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge and the Queensboro Bridge (59th Street Bridge) — as well as most of the minor bridges throughout the city. DOT also operates the Staten Island Ferry.As we’ll discuss later, NYC DOT is responsible for effectively carrying out “Plan NYC” by cooperating with the different transportation agencies. The City’s Department of Planning is responsible for land use and environmental review. Their goal is to promote strategic growth, transit-oriented development, and sustainable communities in the City, byestablishing policies and zoning regulations applicable citywideFor example, one of their proposals to rezone West Harlem in Manhattan is aimed protecting the scale and character of West Harlem’s residential neighborhoods, support economic development and new mixed-use in the existing manufacturing district. It would also pave the way for transit-oriented development as well as mixed-income residential development. 
  • Now that we’ve covered the government affiliated agencies, lets look into the privately operated agencies. It should be noted though that these agencies are still heavily influenced by the government.MTA: Responsible for public transportation the New York City metropolitan area. It serves 12 counties in SE NY and two counties in SW CT. In CT it is under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. It carries over 11M passengers per weekday on an average. Its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are MTA Metro-NorthMTA LIRR-MTA City TransitMTA Regional Bus Operations (bus)MTA NYC Subway (subway)SIRTOA (Staten Island Railway) MTA Bridges and Tunnels:Operates seven intrastate toll bridges and two tunnels in New York City. In terms of traffic volume, it is the largest bridge and tunnel toll agency in the United States serving more than a million people each day and generating more than $900 million in toll revenue annually.MTA Capital Constructionmanage major capital projects for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority such as the East Side Access Project\\Port Authority of NY and NJOversees regional transportation infrastructures within the Port of NY and NJ such as:Airports (LaGuardia, JFK, Newark)Bridges (GW bridge)Tunnels (Lincoln and Holland Tunnel)SeaportsThe Port Authority also runs the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the PATH rail systemIt has its own Port Authority Police DepartmentBOTTOM LINE: Each of these agencies operates on their own and has their own goals. In order for New York City to improve its transportation system and provide a more effective system for its users, interagency communication needs to be implemented. What Nick is about to talk about is how the city’s plan for sustainable transportation-Plan NYC needs the cooperation of all of these agencies in order to achieve its plan.

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  • Presented by:Eric MoldvayVinny MontemurroNeil OlinskiCorey PotoniecNick Popolizio
  • Agenda Agencies governing transportation How are transportation goals realized? Outlook for an effective planning approach in New York City
  • The Need for QualityTransportation
  • Government Operated Agencies
  • Privately Operated Agencies
  • Infrastructure already in place •Wide, car-oriented avenues exist that can readily be turned into “complete streets” NYC DOT Information Flyer - July 2011
  • Dense / mixed-use nature of NYC isconducive to non-automobile travel
  • Large support from New Yorkers forsustainable transportationimprovements •74% of surveyed New Yorkers agree that Times Square has improved dramatically [due to pedestrian improvements] •66% of surveyed New Yorkers said the new bike lanes are a good idea •Council members across city increasingly asking for more Select Bus Service (Bus Rapid Transit)
  • Obstacles that Impede NYCfrom Achieving its Sustainable ` Transportation Goals
  • A lot of the infrastructure is old, aging, past its design life, susceptible to storm flooding, climate change, etc.
  • Coordination between different agencies and stakeholders can be difficult. Examples: ○ Congestion Pricing proposal ○ "Access to the Regions Core" project
  • Congestion Pricing: Motorists would be charged a fee to enter midtown / lower Manhattan. Would reduce automobile demand. Revenue would be used to enhance transit, biking, walking. Works successfully in London, Singapore, Stockholm. Despite support by city residents, stalled at the Albany state government (2008)
  • “Access to the Region’s Core (ARC)” project  New rail tunnel under Hudson River between NJ and NY Penn Station  Would relieve over-capacity existing tunnel  Was started, but funding cut by NJ Governor Christie (2010)  Amtrak may revive the project
  • Despite Obstacles, the outlook is good for sustainableNew York City Transportation
  • Selective Bus Service Agency Cooperation System Implementation Results
  • Selective Bus ServicePlanning
  • PlaNYC called for thecreation of 5 SBS routeswithin New York City.
  • Selective Bus ServiceInnovations
  • Selective Bus ServiceInnovations
  • How did the SBS get here? Initial Planning 2006, Launched Oct. 10, 2010 Cooperation between the DOT and NYC Transit Community Input  2009-2011 ○ Community Advisory Committee convened 6 times ○ Community Board members and project stakeholders meant 37 times
  • Initial Issues Effectiveness of Bus Only Lane Integration of new Fast Fare Collection system System reliability
  • Results Travel time improved by 15-18% Ridership increased by 12% Cycling volume up from 18-177% Reduction of accidents by 22%
  • Questions?
  • Sources: http://indyculturaltrail.org/blog/2009/10/reflections-from-walk-21-nyc/nyc-walk-21-broadway-ave/ http://transportationnation.org/2011/07/06/construction-begins-to-extend-manhattans-first-and-second-avenue- bike-lanes-north-of-34th-street/ http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/broadway.shtml http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/22/nyregion/most-new-yorkers-say-bike-lanes-are-a-good-idea.html http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/06/19/at-transpo-hearing-council-members-ask-for-more-select-bus-service/ http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/20100727_greenlight_after_photos.pdf http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nyc-public-transit-remains-shuttered-after-hurricane-sandy-wreaks-havoc-on-entire- system/ http://geoffwalter.com/Geoffrey%20Walter/Political%20Cartoons/33BFF000-6CF3-4A75-B5F5- F8B5F2695F30.html http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/07/congestion-pricing-plan-is-dead-assembly-speaker-says/ http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/schaller_paper_2010trb.pdf http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/nyregion/christie-stands-by-his-decision-to-cancel-trans-hudson-tunnel.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_to_the_Regions_Core http://www.flickr.com/photos/68207104@N05/6222307760/ http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/home.html http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/stratplan.shtml http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/home/home.shtml