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The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Joseph B. Raskin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Routes Not Built discusses the unrealized plans to extend New York City’s subway and commuter rail system beyond the limits of the system as it now exists. It examines the reasons why the transit ... More


Building the Line That Almost Never Was

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 9 is a discussion of the efforts to build the 2nd Avenue Subway. It traces that line’s history from its initial proposal as part of the 1929 Board of Transportation plan through the modern ... More


Other Plans, Other Lines, Other Issues in the Postwar Years

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 10 studies the various plans that were issued for the expansion of the subway system following the end of World War 2. It was a period in which the public transit system did not expand to ... More


Building (and Not Building) New York City’s Subway System

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the plans to expand the subway system from the time of the construction of the first line through the start of the postwar era in 1945. It introduces several of ... More


What Happened to the Rest of the System?

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Routes Not Taken concludes with a discussion of the people most responsible for the growth of the transit system to what it is today, as well as why it has taken so long for it to further expand. ... More


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