Transportation facilities in the New York Bight region include extensive highways, subways, railroads, airports, tunnels, and bridges. In 1970, 14.9 million people lived in the Bight region; there were 6.8 million jobs. The dominant mode of transportation is the automobile. Fully 70% of all weekday trips in 1970 were made by car; 13% were made by rapid transit (predominantly the subway) and 12% by bus. Though New York City contained most of the region's employment (60%) and population (53%) in 1970, decentralizing influences are at work. As the suburban and outer fringe counties grow, their almost total dependence on the automobile will mean increased congestion and pollution unless mass transit utilization is encouraged.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York Sea Grant Institute

    411 State Street
    Albany, NY  United States  12203

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  United States  20852
  • Authors:
    • Brail, R K
    • Hughes, J W
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Pagination: 41 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00186792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NYSSGP-AM-77-005, NOAA-78092709, Monograph No. 24
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2003 12:00AM