Monday, April 26, 2010

'09 Subway Ridership Down at RI Subway Station

The NYC Transit Authority has released their annual ridership results for 2009, and according to a graphic above, accompanying today's NYT article,, the ridership at the Roosevelt Island subway station decreased from 2008 by 2.8 percent with average daily riders at 5,138. This statistic alone seems low based on the number of residents that work off island. The station was ranked 235 out of 422 stations based on ridership. The full station by station data is available on the NYCTA website linked HERE.

Do you agree that this stat is low? Or does it seem right based on your experiences this past year?

Friday, April 23, 2010

NY1: Video re New Roosevelt Island Tram Cabins - Not Exactly

NY1's website has video this morning from France (?) regarding the new cabins for the Roosevelt Island Tram. The lead in is a bit misleading as you expect to see an actual new tram. But it is another story starting with a rendering and filled up with video of the old tram cabins.