Guess Three Future Stations And Get This Free Resource

Quiz Question:
These six central stations are intended to serve commuters of which city?

Hints: Only one of the six stations serves a new commuter system. The other five drawings of future stations might replace existing stations that center systems with over 60k daily commuters. As this website’s serialized chapters will explain for each city, there is little reason to believe U.S. central stations will be re-built to a European standard; thus not U.S. taxpayers or commuters as they should.

For our quiz and your free subscription … Scroll through the six drawings below and, if necessary, read their hints. After you know the cities of at least three station drawings, then click on any of the six renderings and you link to the Answer page. For each of the six, you get a station photo followed by a synopsis of this website’s forthcoming chapter explaining briefly why the drawings are not becoming a reality.

If you correctly know 3 of 6 of the stations below, subsequent chapters are free.
(If  you know 2 or fewer cities, this website still is free… but we do ask that you Comment.)

We are on the honor system for this reason: we are going to figure out together how to make great stations again. Successful stations and transportation policies are directly related; changing one changes the other.

To get notifications of “What Stations Teach” go to Contact; Free Distribution.

#1) Courtesy of Akridge, this illustrates a more intense Transit Oriented Development that the future could bring. (Hint: the green roofs cover the 1909 platforms.)


#2) Rendering by architects Skidmore, Owings, Merrill as reported in “Second Avenue Sagas.” (Hint: This would replace America’s largest station.)


#3) Courtesy of the real estate developer selected in April 2017.  (Hint: The platforms, essentially the same built in 1925, are the ‘de facto’ leasehold responsibility of the commuter agency controlled by a state that just passed its first budget in 3 years.)


#4) This looks like an airport; but it will be a through-station. (Hint #1: The terminal completed in 1939 is owned now by an agency with over 10 million residents.       Hint #2: If you don’t guess this correctly, click here for a 3 minute video.)



#5) The nation’s best signs of hope, this terminal soon will have four new commuter lines. (Hint: Its regional transit agency is elected by taxpayers; not appointed by politicians.)


#6) This futuristic station half-opened in late 2017, but only for buses above ground. It was America’s second large scale use of Value Capture. (Hint: There is no believable financing to bring trains to the station underground.)
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