Primary North American transit industry trade association.
Information on some (not all) current MTA planning studies and capital projects as listed on the MTA website.
By far, the best resource on the net for subway buffs interested in learning about the NYC subway system, as well as several other North American subway systems. Hundreds of photos, and significant historical information.
TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council – a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. Those services include:
- Opportunities for information exchange on current transportation research and practice,
- Management of cooperative research and other research programs,
- Analyses of national transportation policy issues and guidance on federal and other research programs, and
- Publications and access to research information from around the world.
The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. The Center specializes in identifying and exploring transportation linkages to other public policy areas, such as economic development, land use, political governance, finance and social policy. Areas of expertise include transit-oriented development and ped/bike issues.
The American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter addresses planning issues that concern the physical, social, and economic environment in the metropolitan region encompassing New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. The Chapter represents some 1200 practicing planners and other people involved in the planning and design of the region’s communities.
The Region 2 University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) is one of ten original University Transportation Centers established in 1987 by the U.S. Congress. These Centers were established with the recognition that transportation plays a key role in the nation’s economy and the quality of life of its citizens. University faculty members provide a critical link in resolving our national and regional transportation problems while training the professionals who address our transportation systems and their customers on a daily basis.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is a regional council of governments that is the metropolitan planning organization for New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley. NYMTC provides a collaborative planning forum to address transportation-related issues, develops regional plans and makes decisions on the use of federal transportation funds.
The Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management brings together public and private sector officials to discuss key challenges in the field of transportation and infrastructure, with a focus on the New York Metropolitan region. Currently the Center is investigating the impact of transportation on economic development; the use of information technology to improve transportation systems; and the need for new approaches to financing public transportation and mass transit.
Regional Plan Association is America’s oldest and most distinguished independent urban research and advocacy group. RPA prepares long range plans and policies to guide the growth and development of the New York- New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region. RPA also provides leadership on national infrastructure, sustainability, and competitiveness concerns. RPA enjoys broad support from the region’s and nation’s business, philanthropic, civic, and planning communities.
The Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) is a joint venture with the Reconnecting America, a non-profit working to integrate transportation systems and the communities they serve; and Strategic Economics, an urban economics firm. CTOD is the only national nonprofit effort dedicated to providing best practices, research and tools to support market-based transit-oriented development. We partner with both the public and private sectors to strategize about ways to encourage the development of high-performing TOD projects around transit stations and to build transit systems that maximize the development potential.
Rail~Volution is, first and foremost, a conference for passionate practitioners – people from all perspectives who believe strongly in the role of land use and transit as equal partners in the quest for greater livability and greater communities.