Executive Summary

Fast Forward:
The Plan to Modernize New York City Transit

The current pace of incremental investment has not kept up with growing demand and aging infrastructure. Doing nothing is not an option. 

Subject to the following assumptions...

  • Commitment and support from city, state and federal agencies and elected officials, including expedited permitting and reviews.

  • Sufficient timely funding to implement our Plan.
  • The patience and support of New Yorkers and all stakeholders as we increase closures in the near-term to improve our system for the long-term.
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Here is what we can accomplish:

In the first 5 years

  • State-of-the-art signal system on 5 new lines, including new signals, modernized interlockings and additional power where needed, benefiting 3 million daily riders. This includes work on major portions of the A, C, E, 4, 5, 6, F, M, R and G lines
  • More than 50 new stations made accessible - so subway riders are never more than 2 stops away from an accessible station
  • State-of-good-repair work at more than 150 stations
  • Over 650 new subway cars
  • Over 1,200 CBTC-modified cars
  • Redesign of bus routes in all 5 boroughs
  • New fare payment system
  • 2,800 new buses

In the following 5 years

  • State-of-the-art signal system on 6 new lines benefiting 5 million daily riders. This includes work on major portions of the 1, 2, 3, B, D, F, M, A, C, N, R, Q and W lines.
  • More than 130 additional stations made accessible, with balance of all possible stations completed by 2034
  • State-of-good-repair work at more than 150 stations
  • Over 3,000 new subway cars
  • 2,100 new buses

Costing of the Fast Forward Plan is under development.

 
 
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