[POSTPONED]: Last Subway (book launch) - TransitCenter

[POSTPONED]: Last Subway (book launch)

Due to health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, the Last Subway (book launch) that was scheduled for 3/18 is postponed until further notice. We are committed to protecting the safety of our community members, and this measure is being taken with that commitment in mind.

We will be working with the speakers of this event to reschedule the event for a future date. We will make an announcement when we know more information. Please also monitor the respective websites for TransitCenter and Open House New York for additional updates.

Will New York ever build any new subway lines, given how long they take to complete and how much they cost? With so many transportation expansion projects under discussion, how do we choose which are the most important ones? Are New York’s public officials and media unwisely promoting megaprojects that either have little hope of being constructed or would come at considerable expense to the existing transit system?

In his new book, Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City, Philip Plotch raises these provocative questions and reveals the dramatic saga behind New York’s struggle to build the Second Avenue Subway. The story examines how every generation must make difficult choices between maintaining, upgrading, and expanding the transit system.

Join TransitCenter and Open House New York for a discussion about the balance between expansion and maintenance as the MTA gets started on its upcoming $50 billion, five-year capital program.


Nicole Gelinas, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Mysore Nagaraja, Co-Founder and Chairman, Spartan Solutions LLC

Philip Plotch, PhD, Associate Professor, Saint Peter’s University


Jose Martinez, Senior Reporter, THE CITY

This event is co-sponsored by TransitCenter and Open House New York.

The event is free, and open to the public. Must RSVP to attend. Seating is first come, first served and is not guaranteed.

Doors open at 6pm, program begins at 6:30pm.

Photo credit: Shinya Suzuki