From Hoof to Rail: The History of Mass Transit in NYC

From Hoof to Rail: The History of Mass Transit in NYC

Join the MTA veteran and transportation historian Andrew Sparberg, author of From a Nickel to a Token, for a crash-course on the history of mass transit in NYC

  • Learn about the early horse-driven streetcars and steam-powered elevated trains that revolutionized life in New York City
  • The multitude of technological and political changes that created the modern subway system
  • And the challenges that MTA faced in the late 20th and early 21st century

About the event:

Before the rise of mass suburbanization, America was a nation of cities–and rail. Today, New York stands alone in the US for its public transportation service. And few factors have been as important to Gotham’s development. In this Insiders event, join the MTA veteran and transportation historian Andrew Sparberg, author of From a Nickel to a Token, for a crash-course on the history of mass transit in NYCConversation will be led by Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer Justin Rivers, and Peter-Christian Aigner, Director of The Gotham Center for New York City History.
 
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