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The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Joseph B. Raskin

Abstract

The Routes Not Built discusses the unrealized plans to extend New York City’s subway and commuter rail system beyond the limits of the system as it now exists. It examines the reasons why the transit system did not expand and the people who played a role in the planning process. Emphasis is given to several proposes lines in particular and the impact that those plans had on growth and development of the areas that they would have served. Maps diagramming some of these lines are included. The Routes Not Taken also looks at how the subway and rail system has actually contracted in size, rather ... More

Keywords: New York City Subway System, Transit Planning, City Planning, New York Board of Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823253692
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph B. Raskin, author
MTA New York City Transit