Video: Roosevelt Island Tram

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The Roosevelt Island Tram returned to service today after being closed for a modernization project: On Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 Roosevelt Island’s state-of-the-art Aerial Tramway will return to service. Island visitors and residents are provided a 3 minute ride across the river from Roosevelt Island to East 60th Street and vice versa. The Tram is designed with two independently operated …

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News & Notes

In News & Notes by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

SFGate: Footbridge an elegant new icon in East Bay The 600-foot-long arc not only eases the way for pedestrians and bicyclists, it also sends a message naysayers choose to ignore: our society should aim to produce civic works on par with cherished landmarks from the New Deal or the Carnegie libraries of the generation before that. This larger cultural role …

Why a Monorail is Better than a Streetcar

In Featured, Transportation by Peter Brassard17 Comments

This post was submitted Greater City Providence reader Peter Brassard. If you’ve written something you’d like us to consider posting, please contact us and let us know. A monorail is a better choice than a streetcar. The construction costs for a light monorail are similar to streetcars, but operational costs would be roughly 70% less. It is true that both …