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Digital Discussion: The Dual Contracts of 1913
June 15, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree Online Discussion
In 1913, New York City signed contracts with two private transportation companies, the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) and the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) Company, to drastically increase the size of the subway system. The Dual Contracts project more than doubled the system in size (from 296 miles of track to 618!), and remains the most significant transit expansion in New York City transportation history.
Join Registrar Chelsea Reil for a digital discussion that explores the details of the Dual Contracts era of New York City subway construction, and learn more about the Museum’s collection and the research process used to tell this story.
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Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.
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Photo: South Brooklyn Railway route: BMT Culver Line, April 27, 1917. Lundin Collection; New York Transit Museum.