The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

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


As magnificent as New York’s transit system is, its history is full of plans and designs that, for better or worse, have never been implemented. Many of these have been noted in previous chapters. In this chapter, some of the more important, but unimplemented, projects are reviewed, together with some thoughts on how the city might have changed if they had been built. As New York looks towards the future, it is also appropriate to speculate on what role existing and perhaps expanded transit will play.


Tunnel Boring Machine Transit System Rail Transit Subway System Trunk Line 
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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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