Meet the Century-Old Technology That Is Causing Your Subway Delays

There must be a better way, you’re probably saying to yourself now. Well, there is, says Rich Barone, vice president for transportation at the Regional Plan Association and the main author of the organization’s report on the MTA’s signals.

A decade ago, Barone wrote his graduate thesis on the MTA and a fairly new signaling system called Communications-Based Train Control, or CBTC. He later expanded that thesis into the 2014 RPA report, which argues that many of the subway’s issues can be mitigated with a heavy investment in CBTC and complementary structural improvements.

Read the full article in the Village Voice.