The South-Jersey Courier-Post ("Expressway a Hard Sell for a Man Who Had It Built" by William H. Sokolic, 7/31/2004):
"The (Atlantic City Expressway) story began in the 1950s when Farley led efforts to link Camden County to Atlantic City. 'It was to provide a safer, more scenic route than the parallel Black Horse Pike and White Horse Pike, two- to four-lane surface roads designed and built in the 1920's,' according to the web site phillyroads.com."
The Boston Globe ("FYI" by Thomas F. Mulvoy, Jr., 8/17/2003):
"It took some 16 years from planning (1947) to finished construction (1963) of the relocated Route 3 highway from Braintree and Weymouth to its connection to Route 6 at the rotary approaching the Sagamore Bridge…The web site bostonroads.com, in its exhaustive account of the making of the road, lays out the following benchmarks of time for the construction of the 42.5-mile "Pilgrims Highway," as Governor Foster Furcolo named it in 1960."
U.S. News and World Report ("Master Builders: Spanning History" by Katherine Hobson, 6/30/2003):
Cited as source on article about modern bridge engineering.
The Los Angeles Times ("In New York, A Span of Lesser Origin Is Finally Getting Its Due" by Paul Lieberman, 6/22/2003):
Cited as source on article about the 100th anniversary of the Williamsburg Bridge.
The Greenwich Time ("I-95 Turns 50" by Jonathan Lucas, 5/25/2003):
"The slow process of acquiring rights-of-way dictated the pattern for designing and constructing the Connecticut Turnpike, said highway historian Steve Anderson. Unable to build substantial sections of highway at one time, contractors would build one small section before moving on to another one, Anderson said."
WCBS-AM (880) ("Heading Down the Shore," 5/24/2003):
"Getting to New Jersey's beaches could have been a lot easier, said Steve Anderson, who runs Web sites devoted to the history of roads between Philadelphia and Boston. Several expressways and bridges that were planned but never built in generations past would have made for smoother beach-going, he said. Among them: a 3½-mile bridge proposed in 1966 to connect Staten Island's West Shore Expressway with the Garden State Parkway in Keyport and a 36-mile toll road proposed in 1971 to connect the Parkway in Toms River to the New Jersey Turnpike in South Brunswick. One proposal advocated for new and widened roads, Interstate 895 and the 72 Freeway, which would have zipped traffic from Bristol, Pa., to Long Beach Island. Any chance of that is gone now that the shore is so developed, Anderson said.
The Press of Atlantic City ("Parkway Honor System Not a Big Moneymaker" by Jim McElhatton," 5/16/2003):
"The Web site www.nycroads.com/roads/garden-state/, which posts historical and current traffic information about New Jersey's major roads, including the (Garden State) Parkway, says the honor system has proven ineffective and that the highway authority loses money when so few envelopes return."
WLIE-AM (540) ("The Ed Tyll Show," 5/09/2003):
Featured as guest on call-in program to discuss SUV's on Long Island's parkways.
The Philadelphia Inquirer ("Travelin' Men" by Jere Downs, 10/13/2002):
"(Steve Anderson) has turned his passion into an avocation. He uses his leisure time to track down own pictures and road plans in libraries; to visit historical societies, where he takes notes and copies maps; and to photograph roadways, exits, signs and intersections from here to Boston. His mission? To share his stash of road lore on his three web sites devoted to Philadelphia, New York and Boston."
The Boston Globe ("FYI" by Thomas F. Mulvoy, Jr., 7/28/2002):
"Last Sunday's answer regarding the never-built Southwest Expressway, confused it with the never-built Inner Belt, a separate highway that was given the planning designation I-695… For details, check out Steve Anderson's ''The Roads of Boston,'' a richly sourced Web site at www.bostonroads.com."
The Trenton Times ("Evolving Pennsylvania Plan Would Uncover I-95's Missing Link" by Tom Hester, Jr., 6/03/2002):
"Another transportation web site, nycroads.com, reported that the missing I-95 extension through New Jersey has been one of the most talked-about items in an Internet transportation newsgroup.")
Transportation Communications Newsletter ("The Roads of Metro New York" by Bernie Wagenblast, 7/31/2001):
"Even if you work in the transportation field in the New York metropolitan area, chances are good you'll learn a few things here. Steve Anderson has put together this excellent site. Among the information you'll find are listings of exits for many of the major roadways; links to current traffic conditions and traffic cameras, where they exist; and histories of the roadways. There's a section on planned roadways that were never built and another devoted to the numerous crossings in the New York area. Map lovers and historians will enjoy viewing a variety of maps of roadways as they were built over the decades. This is the type of site you'll want to come back to again and again to learn interesting facts and tidbits about highways in the New York area. In addition to nycroads.com, there are two sister sites, phillyroads.com and bostonroads.com, with similar information for those areas."
WTXF-TV (Channel 29) ("Fox Philadelphia Ten O'Clock News," 7/27/2001):
Interviewed about the Atlantic City-Brigantine Connector.
Bucks County (PA) Courier-Times ("Man Shares Birthday with Ben Franklin Bridge," 7/02/2001):
Featured phillyroads.com as a related site link on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Bucks County (PA) Courier-Times ("Philadelphia Intersections Lead Danger List," 6/27/2001):
Featured phillyroads.com as a related site link on Roosevelt Boulevard.
The Albany Times-Union ("Best Scenic Non-Toll Highway," 5/25/2001):
"Sick of the claustrophobic feeling you get while wedged between two tractor-trailer trucks on the Interstate? Then try heading south on the Taconic (State Parkway), where no trucks are allowed… It's a drive through more than just scenery, although there's plenty of that." (Source: www.nycroads.com.)
News 12 Long Island ("Traffic of the Future," 5/18/2001):
"According to the Long Island Transportation Plan to Manage Congestion (LITP 2000), the amount of traffic congestion on Long Island roadways during rush hours will more than double over the next 25 years. LITP 2000 is a team sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation that has gathered data on Long Island's traffic congestion over the last four years. The LITP 2000 study has resulted in four alternatives that are now being put forth to the public." (Sources: New York State Department of Transportation and www.nycroads.com.)
Newsday ("The Roads Not Taken" by Caryn Eve Murray, 5/06/2001):
"As a youngster growing up in Lake Grove, Steve Anderson attended St. Joseph's School in Lake Ronkonkoma. But he was really a student of master planner Robert Moses. In fourth grade, he said, 'I wrote him. I was in awe of a lot of his projects: his parks, his bridges and his roads... I wanted to be the person to finish his legacy.' And he has done just that, 21st century style. A recent graduate of NYU's Stern School of Business, Anderson, 31, of Forest Hills, maintains a Web site where drivers of hard drives can click their way over maps, photos and histories of area roads."
The Queens Tribune ("Forest Hills Man Finds Roads Outta Site" by Nick Buglione, 12/28/2000):
"Some kids grew up in the 1970's idolizing Reggie Jackson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but for a young Steve Anderson, no one was cooler than the Babe Ruth of builders: Robert Moses. While most 10-year-olds busied themselves with bikes and baseballs, Anderson was affixed on concrete and asphalt… (A letter from Robert Moses) served as partial inspiration for an Internet project Anderson launched in 1996, some 17 years after communicating with the famed New York developer."
Rheinischer Merkur ("Gallery of Structures" by Michael Jansen, originally published in German, 12/08/2000):
"If you want a virtual tour of New York's roads and bridges, visit 'New York Area Roads, Crossings and Exits' at www.nycroads.com. This expansive site provides information on bridges and highways in the Big Apple, hundreds of web cams, information on tolls, and much more."
Newsday ("60 Years of Tunnel Vision" by Charles Erickson, 11/14/2000):
"Robert Moses wanted a bridge (at the Queens-Midtown Tunnel location), but LaGuardia thwarted his efforts," said Steve Anderson of Forest Hills. His web site, www.nycroads.com, chronicles the region's highways, bridges and tunnels."
WLNY-TV (Channel 55) ("Your Internet Show" with Hillary Brook and Steve Sturgio, 5/20/2000, rebroadcast 8/03/2000):
Shown on the program's "Featured Sites."
New York Daily News ("Saving Small Treasures: Links to the Past" by Bill Bell, 5/19/2000):
The Montreal Gazette ("The Metropolitan: Nowhere To Go But Up?" by Nicolas Van Praet, 4/15/2000):
"'The (Metropolitan Autoroute) probably ranks average among some roads in New York, Philadelphia and Boston in terms of lack of good acceleration and deceleration lanes,' said Steve Anderson, a graduate student at New York University who has been detailing the characteristics of highways in eastern North America for the last four years on his web site www.nycroads.com."
New York Daily News ("Gridlock Sam: Holidays on the Hudson" by Sam Schwartz, 12/13/1999):
"Contrary to popular belief, the Holland Tunnel is not named after the country famed for wooden shoes and windmills, but for Clifford Holland, a pioneer in tunnel construction. Unlike the earlier designs, Holland's tunnel design features separate ducts for exhaust and fresh air." (Source: www.nycroads.com.)
The Opportunity, NYU-Stern School of Business ("Stern 'Roads Scholar' Gets Mentioned in The New York Times" by John Murphy, 11/08/1999):
"Taking a weekend out of the city can be a lot of fun -- except for one thing -- trying to navigate through the city. One Stern student, Steve Anderson, may have the perfect solution in his web site, www.nycroads.com… The site is a treasure trove of New York-area highways, bridges and tunnels."
Newsday ("Our Future: Traveling on Dead-End Roads" by Sidney Schaer, 11/05/1999):
"They were supposed to be the highways to come, but all they have become are rows of dotted lines and tiny type, gray swaths tracing the plans of Long Island's highway builders... according to Steve Anderson, whose web site, www.nycroads.com, traces the history of many unbuilt highways."
News 12 Westchester County ("Aging Roads," 10/27/1999):
"New York's bridges and highways are among the worst in the nation. A construction industry group says the state plans to spend only about a third of what is necessary on repairs and maintenance." (Sources: Associated Press and www.nycroads.com.)
The New York Times ("City Weekly: Giving Highways Their Due" by Marcia Biederman, 10/10/1999):
"Steve Anderson is the kind of man whose pulse quickens at such sights as the sprawling Bruckner interchange in the Bronx... A well-organized table of contents categorizes parkways, expressways, crossings and exits geographically so that a few clicks takes visitors where they want to go… What you get is a literate, lovingly researched work with a political and historical thrust that digs beneath the roadbed."
WCBS-AM (880) ("Internet Minute: New York City Roads" by Harley Carnes, 10/08/1999):
"Lots of info on the web site. The roads section covers New York, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, even some of Philadelphia. It's a fun visit, and a whole lot quicker than getting there during rush hour."
NY 1 News ("Entertainment Weekly Report: Web Sites," 1/30/1999):
"Take 'Unbuilt Roads,' for example, with its historic overviews of New York's bridges and highways that might have been."