About Transit Resources, LLC & The Industry

About Transit Resources

Transit Resources was founded by United States Navy veteran Joseph Kay and is now owned and operated by retired Marine Sergeant Jon Ebanks. The company is a systems general contractor and a parts and smarts provider. We design, furnish, install, test, commission, maintain, repair, and inspect electrical and electronic equipment for vital and non-vital applications. We are specialized in the transportation sector. We provide design build and build to print services for heavy and ligh rail infrastructure and systems found in bus depots, rail car maintenance facilities, and transportation system including airport facilities.

About Jon Ebanks


Jonathan was born and raised in Woodhaven, Queens, New York and is the son of Cristina and Joseph Kay. He has a son named Jonathan (JR) whom is an active duty Marine and a daughter Olivia Marie whom is in pre-school. Jonathan grew up playing organized sports (Baseball, Football, Basketball) all of his childhood years. In June of 1999 he graduated from East Stroudsburg High School. Jonathan was sworn into law as a Peace Officer in Monroe County, Pennsylvania on February 18, 2002 and received two drug enforcement awards as well as a Life Saving award during his time in law enforcement. He enlisted in The United States Marine Corps in 2006 and graduated boot-camp with Golf Company, 2D Battalion in Parris Island, South Carolina. Jonathan's military occupation specialties were critical skills operator and field radio operator.

He conducted various training and missions with a secret clearance while attached to 3D Marine Special Operations Battalion, 22D Marine Expeditionary Unit, 8th Communications Battalion, 3D Battalion/4th Marines HumanIntel Exploitation Team and 3D Marine Regiment. As a communicator, Jonathan installed, operated, maintained and troubleshot radio communications in air, land and sea environments during training, humanitarian, and combat missions. The type of radio communications Jonathan operated with were data and voice through VHF (very high frequency), UHF (ultra high frequency), HF (high frequency) and SATCOM (satellite). Jonathan handled radios made by Harris Corporation as well as Motorola, furthermore, he worked with GETAC and Panasonic tough books. Jonathan operated radios and tough books to establish and provide a secured means of communication for various reasons during foot patrol, mobile patrol, flight operations, ship operations, and or fixed post operations. Line of sight and satellite voice and or data communication frequencies would rangefrom 3-30 MHz (HF), 30-300 MHz (VHF), and 300-3000 MHz (UHF). The use of communications Jonathan utilized were for sending and receiving messages as well as images.

Jonathan retired from active duty in 2015 as a Sergeant with a prestigious record of service and is an Operation Enduring Freedom combat veteran. He possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from the Peter J. Tobin College of Business – St. John’s University..

Jonathan Ebanks
Jonathan Ebanks


US Transportation Construction 2011-2020


2011
34.73
2012
37.86
2013
39.45
2014
42.04
2015
45.10
2016
43.33
2017
46.13
2018
53.21
2019
57.44
2020
59.66

Spending is in billions of dollars

10 Largest Subway Systems in the World

Data as of 2021
Rank City Track Mileage
1 Shanghai 462
2 Beijing 452
3 Ghangzhou 420
4 Moscow 256
5 Shenzen 255
6 London 250
7 New York 248
8 Nanjing 235
9 Wuhan 224
10 Seoul 220

The data above indicate an increase in overall US spending for construction projects in the transporation sector in the last ten years. However, the table below the graph shows the largest subway systems in the world. The evidence in the table indicates that China has outspent the United State in investment of public transportation. Twenty years ago not one subway system in China would appear in the list of the top ten. Today in 2021 we find they occupy six out of the top ten spots. Investment in public transportation is truly needed in the United States. Let's see where the new investment proposals now in Congress take us going forward.

A noteworthy fact is that New Delhi in India has a subway system that is 217 miles in length. Calcutta (also in India) now has a subway system that is 24 miles long. That size will triple shortly to over 100 miles in length. This is a good indicator of how India is moving up in the world of public spending on infrastructure.

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Historical NYC Subway Facts


Missing Subway Lines in The Bronx


A little less than a century ago there was a plan in New York to expand subway service in the Bronx. It consisted of connecting the #8 IRT line that ran on third avenue in the Bronx from 149 Street and up to Gun Hill Road where it terminated at the # 2 and # 5 running along White Plains Road. The plan was to connect that line to the # 2 and # 5 and bring that subway service up to the existing 241 street terminus. The #8 IRT line was demolished in the early 1970's.

Also missing was a connection from the second avenue line in Manhattan into the Bronx up to Harding Avenue deep into Throggs Neck. This line would have looped along the South Bronx and stretched further south and west then the existing # 6 line. In addition there was a plan to create a line extending from Hunts Point Station along the # 6 line and carry it north where the #5 Dyre Avenue line starts at East 180 Street. A lot of Bronx subway riders are truly underserved today. Hopefully in the future these plans will be resurrected as the borough continues to increase in population.

Third Ave Elevated Line Bronx
Third Ave Bronx # 8 Line
Demolished in 1973