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April 16, 2014

MTA awards contracts for East Side Access Manhattan tunnels, caverns

Contractors will line more than 10,000 linear feet of newly excavated tunnels with permanent structural concrete walls, and install complex communications systems in Grand Central Terminal’s future Long Island Rail Road concourse.


March 20, 2014

Designers unveil self-cleaning subway grips

Cyclean is a new handle design that works similarly to rotating cloth towel machines, disinfecting the strap as it revolves. The design team won an award for the concept.


March 5, 2014

TTC rolls out subway navigation enhancements

Will apply already existing line numbers and color-coding to the four subway and rail lines, make greater use of pictograms and improve station entrance signage across the city.


January 31, 2014

N.Y. MTA unveils new subway art cards

Three new art cards will adorn the panels in subway cars throughout the MTA system. The art cards are seen close-up, by millions of riders throughout the year.


January 29, 2014

San Francisco tunnel boring continues progress

Beginning Tuesday, Big Alma was set to be in operation 24 hours a day to build the approximately 425 feet of new tunnel beneath the Market Street tunnels.


January 23, 2014

N.Y. parks subway cars underground to avoid frigid temps

Deep snow, frigid temperatures and icy buildup on the third rails are liable to trap trains inside the yards, rendering them useless when needed and also making it far more difficult to clear the yards of snow.


January 15, 2014

Pantsless subway ride evolves into global event

For one day each January, subway trains in cities across the world are filled with throngs of riders shedding their pants to add a little humor to the commuters' day.


January 15, 2014

N.Y. MTA adds countown clocks, real-time info on L Line

Agency is also now providing the data to app developers to include in third-party apps, which help with subway navigation.


January 2, 2014

NYC transit hubs flooded with lost items

Sometimes oddities like a pet bunny rabbit, a prosthetic leg, a car bumper and a tuba have turned up on the subway.


December 19, 2013

TTC subway 'guards,' collectors on verge of obsolescence

A plan to begin testing single-operator subway trains next year marks the beginning of the end of the guard position (the second operator).


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