New York’s huge subway system includes the notorious Lexington Avenue Line that runs along Manhattan’s East Side, which has the distinction of serving more riders than the entire Washington Metro. While that makes for a cool stat, it’s also an enormous problem: mass transit ridership is growing substantially, and the line is completely tapped out. It’s basically impossible to run any more trains on it, and the trains that do run there are physically smaller than those on many of the city’s other lines. Attempting to ride it during rush hour — which over a million people do every day — is a little like punching yourself in the face.
Fortunately, there’s a solution coming. (That was sarcasm.)
The MTA is pilot testing…
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Author: Chris Ziegler
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