From a Nickel to a Token: The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA

by Andrew J. Sparberg



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ISBN-13: 9780823271801
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,060,725
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

ANDREW J. SPARBERG has spent forty years in the transportation field, starting at Tri-State Regional Planning Commission, and then for twenty-five years at the Long Island Railroad. Since retiring from the LIRR he has worked on transportation’s academic side, most recently at St. John’s University and the City University of New York. He served as an associate editor of The Encyclopedia of New York City, contributing numerous articles to that publication. He was technical editor of Long Island Rail Road, a 2007 history by well-known author Stan Fischler. For more than twenty years, Mr. Sparberg has conducted tours as a volunteer for the New York Transit Museum.

Table of Contents

1. Unification: IRT and BMT Join the IND, and Subways Become 100% Publicly Owned
2. 1941: Fifth Avenue Coach and New York City Omnibus
3. 1941: Dyre Avenue Subway Extension Opens
4. Third Avenue Transit: Rails to Rubber in the Bronx and Manhattan
5. 1944 and 1950: Goodbye to Brooklyn Bridge Rails
6. 1947-1948: Private to Public Bus Operations
7. 1948: Goodbye to the Nickel
8. 1947-1956: Final Decade for Brooklyn Trolleys
9. 1950: Farewell, Lexington Avenue
10. 1953-1968: The TA, Tokens, and TWU Triumphant
11. 1953: Last Double-Deck Buses Operate on Fifth Avenue
12. The BMT and IND Begin a Courtship
13. Sunshine Returns to Third Avenue
14. Fifth Avenue Coach
15. 1957-1959: IRT West Side Improvement
16. Fifth Avenue Coach Suddenly Disappears
17. 1964: World's Fair, Blue Subways, Steel Subways
18. 1966: Mike Quill's Last Hurrah
19. The BMT and IND Marry Forever
20. 1968: The MTA Is Created and Express Buses Appear

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