Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
subway photo by MTA Subway photo/Image by Metropolitan Transportation Authority

NEW YORK CITY—“Now is the time to think big and transform our network so it works big for all New Yorkers,” the MTA’s New York City Transit president Andy Byford wrote in the executive letter introducing the MTA “Fast Forward” plan to overhaul and modernize the city’s public transportation.

In the first five years, the plan will upgrade signal systems on five lines. The MTA says the Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) state-of-the-art signal systems up the efficiency, allowing trains to run more closely together and more reliably, increasing capacity and safety. The plan also upgrades power where needed. This will benefit three million daily riders, according to the MTA. It includes work on portions of the lines where the 4, 5, 6, A, C, E, F, M, R and G routes run.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Betsy Kim

Betsy Kim was the bureau chief, East Coast, and New York City reporter for Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com. As a lawyer and journalist, Betsy has worked as the director of editorial and content for LexisNexis Lawyers.com, a TV/multi-media journalist for NBC and CBS affiliated TV stations in the Midwest, and an associate producer at Court TV.

More from this author



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.