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The Routes Not TakenA Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System$
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Joseph B. Raskin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823253692

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.001.0001

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Other Plans, Other Lines, Other Issues in the Postwar Years

Other Plans, Other Lines, Other Issues in the Postwar Years

(p.227) 10 Other Plans, Other Lines, Other Issues in the Postwar Years
The Routes Not Taken

Joseph B. Raskin

Fordham University Press

Chapter 10 studies the various plans that were issued for the expansion of the subway system following the end of World War 2. It was a period in which the public transit system did not expand to meet the needs of a growing population that was expanding beyond the reaches of the subway system as it existed in that era. Although numerous plans were issued throughout this era, very little was actually accomplished, as the need to maintain and upgrade the existing system took precedence over the need to for new services. At the same time, this was the era of “deferred maintenance, when there was a lack of financing available for any program.

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

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