Slow Boring x Transit Costs Project Event
Prof. Eric Goldwyn of NYU's Transit Costs Project discusses high transit costs in the US, lessons from abroad, and the prospects for reform at home
Slow Boring subscribers are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 4 at 8:30pm Eastern for a conversation about mass transit construction costs with Professor Eric Goldwyn.
Professor Goldwyn leads the Transit Costs Project at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management and is an Assistant Professor in the Transportation and Land-Use program at the Institute.
The Transit Costs Project investigates the question of why transit-infrastructure projects in New York have such high costs, comparing hundreds of transit projects from around the world. The goal of this work is to figure out how to deliver more high-capacity transit projects for a fraction of the cost in countries like the United States and to create a useful resource for elected officials, planners, researchers, journalists, advocates, and others interested in contextualizing transit-infrastructure costs and fighting for better projects.
Professor Goldwyn and Matt will discuss the eye-popping cost of the Second Avenue Subway, American transit agencies’ addiction to giant stations, positive lessons from Italy and elsewhere, and the prospects for reform here at home.
This is for paid subscribers (Zoom registration link below the break), but the audio and transcript will be available to everyone after the event.
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