Things Have to Get Worse before They Get Better: NYC Transit – 1970 to the Present

  • Roger P. Roess
  • Gene Sansone
Part of the Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic book series (STTT, volume 1)


The 1970s were the transit system’s worst years. The impacts of underfunding and deferred maintenance made for a difficult time, as the city dealt with its own financial disasters. Yet, the system survived the many crises encountered, and began to improve over the last decade of the 20th century.


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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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