Tunnel Trouble is an animated video released in the fall of 2015 to help explain issues surrounding the Hudson River rail tunnels that connect New Jersey and New York and make the case for building additional capacity. Working in collaboration with RPA's transportation and communications staff, I handled design and production of the video including storyboarding, visual development, audio production, animation and editing.
The Regional Plan Association produced a nice explainer video on why the region needs to build more rail capacity under the Hudson River, the risks facing the existing train tubes, and what will happen if one of them has to be taken offline for repairs before another tunnel gets built.
But sometimes, a well-produced animation explainer video can be far more effective than a lengthy in-depth article when a public entity needs to make the case for a needed public investment. That’s what the Regional Plan Association has done with this great video that explains the challenges of the Hudson River rail tunnels and the solutions in simple terms.
If you’re one of the 1 million daily commuters between New Jersey and Manhattan, and you’re not thrilled about it now, imagine if one or both of the rail tunnels under the Hudson River is shut for repairs. The Regional Plan Association, a nonprofit group funded by foundations, developers and New York City-area businesses, is helping you visualize it with a three-and-a-half minute animated video called “Tunnel Trouble: Crumbling Infrastructure is Putting the Region at Risk.”