Archive for The Next Stop Is

NextStopis It’s time once again for another new episode of the Second Ave. Sagas’ podcast “The Next Stop Is…” This week, Eric Brasure and I discuss the recent Straphangers’ Campaign report on station platform conditions, tackle the latest front in the schematic vs. geographic transit map debate, and consider how Sandy has affected transit. We also had a chance to respond to a few reader questions as well.

This week’s recording again runs close to 30 minutes, and as always, it’s the perfect length for your subway ride home this evening. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review.

We’ll be back with a new episode in two weeks, and we’re always happy to hear from you. So if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, leave a comment, drop me a note or find me on Twitter or Facebook.

Categories : The Next Stop Is
Comments (3)

NextStopis Named by TimeOut New York as one of the Top Ten NYC Podcasts, “The Next Stop Is…” returns this week with an all-new episode. Eric Brasure and I discuss plans for a new Penn Station, the MTA’s dreams for next-gen rolling stock and some creative uses for empty subway retail spaces.

This week’s recording runs close to 30 minutes, and as always, it’s the perfect length for your subway ride home this evening. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well.

We’ll be back with a new episode in two weeks, and while I have some reader questions on tap, we’d love to take more. So if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, leave a comment, drop me a note or find me on Twitter.

Categories : The Next Stop Is
Comments (0)

NextStopis The Second Ave. Sagas’ podcast “The Next Stop Is…” returns this week with a short episode for your listening enjoyment. Eric Brasure and I discuss New Jersey Transit’s post-Sandy woes, the increase in PATH fares that slipped under the radar and BusTime’s Manhattan debut.

This week’s recording runs a shade over 20 minutes, just short enough for your subway commute, and I’m posting it now to give you a chance to grab the link for your morning ride if you check the site early enough. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well.

We’ll be back with a new episode in two weeks, and we’d love to take more reader questions. So if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, leave a comment or drop me a note.

Categories : The Next Stop Is
Comments (0)

NextStopis With an extra week in between episodes this time around thanks to some scheduling conflicts on my part, Second Ave’ Sagas’ podcast “The Next Stop Is…” returns with an all-new session for your enjoyment this week. On episode five of the series, Eric Brasure and I tackle a variety of subjects. We start with a discussion on the troubles plaguing the parking lots at Yankee Stadium, hit upon the MTA’s new program to improve passenger flow in stations, and end with a diatribe on the New Yorkers who have been decrying plans to expand subway cell and wi-fi service.

This week’s recording runs approximately 25 minutes, long enough for your subway commute, and I’m posting it now to give you a chance to grab the link for your morning ride if you check the site early enough. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well.

We’ll be back with a new episode in two weeks, and we’d love to take more reader questions. So if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, leave a comment or drop me a note.

Categories : The Next Stop Is
Comments (3)

Allow me to present the fourth episode of “The Next Stop Is…”, the Second Ave. Sagas podcast. It’s mayoral primary time again in New York City, and as the Big Apple looks beyond the 12-year reign of Michael Bloomberg, host Eric Brasure and I delve into what the Democratic and Republican candidates are proposing in regards to the major transit issues facing the city in 2013. We discuss the lack of Big Ideas and the recent love affair with ferries.

I opted against endorsing a candidate in this week’s podcast, but I will provide some thoughts on the best candidates for mayor, from transit and livable streets perspectives, later this week. For now, give the podcast a listen. You can also find the podcast in iTunes, but the new episode isn’t available there yet. This week’s recording runs a shade over 30 minutes, the perfect amount of time for your subway commute.

We’ll be back with a new episode in two weeks, and we’d love to take more reader questions. So if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, leave a comment or drop me a note.

Categories : The Next Stop Is
Comments (2)

Allow me to present the third episode of “The Next Stop Is…”, the official Second Ave. Sagas podcast. Host Eric Brasure and I talk about the possibility of Aqueduct station in Queens being renamed, the MTA/TWU arbitrator being dismissed and what that might indicate for the future of contract negotiations, and whether or not QueensWay will become a reality. I’m definitely talking too quickly at times in this one, but I promise to slow down next week.

To grab the audio file to listen, click here. You can also find the podcast in iTunes. This week’s recording runs a little short of 30 minutes, the perfect amount of time for your subway commute. We’ll be back with a new episode in two weeks. We’d love to take reader questions too so if you have a topic you’d like me to cover, leave a comment or drop me a note.

Categories : The Next Stop Is
Comments (9)

The second episode of the Second Ave. Sagas’ podcast “The Next Stop Is…” is ready for your listening enjoyment. In this week’s episode, Eric Brasure and I tackle the Montague Tunnel shutdown, the impact rezoning Midtown will have on transit infrastructure, and, despite Dan Doctoroff’s objections, the future of the Second Ave. Subway. We also tackled a reader question, and I urge any of you with your own comments to submit them to me via the contact form, Twitter or Facebook.

To grab the audio file to listen, click here. You can also find the podcast in iTunes. This week’s recording runs a little short of 30 minutes, the perfect amount of time for your subway commute. We’ll be back with a new episode in two weeks.

Categories : Asides, The Next Stop Is
Comments (3)

After nearly a year of tossing the idea around, long-term reader and veteran podcast producer Eric Brasure and I finally got the ball rolling on a new project, and today, I’m proud to introduce the first episode of “The Next Stop Is…” the new Second Ave. Sagas’ podcast. Every other Wednesday, I’ll join Eric to discuss some of the latest transit news and views. As the show develops we hope to respond to reader and listener questions and comments as well.

In the debut episode, we discuss the MTA’s new policy on station naming rights, the recently announced service increases to the G and M trains, and give some thoughts on the MTA’s next twenty years. We’re aiming to keep the show length at around 30 minutes — the perfect length for a subway ride listen.

We’ll be up and running in iTunes soon, and I’m working on a logo to add to the sidebar. In the mean time, you can listen here and grab a podcast-only RSS feed here.

Categories : Asides, The Next Stop Is
Comments (4)