The layout and design of the New York City subway car has not changed much over the decades. With a massive boost in ridership over the past several years however, the door placement, seat arrangement, pole locations, and other design details are becoming increasingly important. In this video from our friends at Cheddar, learn the history behind the subway car design, its current problems, and potential solutions for the future.
Are the cars the MTA uses currently the best for the way we ride the subway? In 2013, researchers from Operations Planning Group at NYCT submitted their improved design to the Transportation Research Board.
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