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Shaelyn Amaio

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October 2018

The Future of Transit Mapping: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 11 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$10 / Free for Museum Members
1988 Black Background Diagrammatic Subway Map

What makes a great transit map? What tools will future urban geographers and transportation planners use to understand and predict travel patterns? How can navigation apps change the way we get around our cities? Four expert panelists will dig into the roles that private companies, public agencies and academic institutions can play in mapping transportation networks, talk about their diverse careers, and provide insights into emerging trends and technologies in their respective fields.

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Ticket to Ride: Fare Collection in New York’s Transit Systems

Tuesday, October 23 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Transit Museum, Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, United States
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$10 / Free for Museum Members
Tokens, 1991; New York Transit Museum, NYCT Photo Unit Collection

Learn how fare collection has evolved through the decades – from paper tickets, to coins, to tokens, to MetroCards – and get an insider’s view about how the future of fare collection is also the future of easier commuting. Transit legend Alan Putre (Executive Director of the MTA’s New Fare Payment Program and Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer at New York City Transit) shares tales and adventures from the frontlines of fare collection and a career spent making sure the money gets where it’s supposed to go.

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A Twilight Ride to Green-Wood Cemetery

Saturday, October 27 | 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$50 / $35 for Museum Members

Take a trip into the past on our BMT B- and D-Type cars for an evening ride to explore Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. During a 3-hour layover, enjoy a picnic dinner and take a guided tour to learn the fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, including baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers, inventors, and Civil War generals. 

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