Prelude to Disaster: The NYCTA between 1953-1970

Part of the Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic book series (STTT, volume 1)

Abstract

The creation of the New York City Transit Authority was intended to provide a layer of insulation between the politics and politicians of the city, and allow for more rational management of the transit system. The NYCTA has had mixed success on both counts. Mayors have continued to have major involvement in transit matters, particularly related to contract issues, although some mayors have been more involved than others. What creation of a public agency did not do, however, was insulate the transit system from the general economic travails of the city.

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York Time Transit System Port Authority Transit Agency Chicago Tribune 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Transportation EngineeringPolytechnic Institute of New York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.MTA New York City TransitPolytechnic Institute of New York University New YorkUSA

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