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September 24, 2014

British journalist trashes N.Y. subway as 'hellish'

A British journalist for The Gaurdian Bim Adewunmi wrote an article trashing the New York subway, which she says was so "hellish," it made her homesick for London's Undground. Adewunmi calls out the "MTA's needlessly complex map and messy signage.


September 17, 2014

Mobile app replaces subway ads with art

Once the app is running, simply pointing your device at any of the 100 most widely circulating subway platform advertisements will cause the device to overlay curated digital art content, creating an augmented experience that blocks unwanted advertising.


August 13, 2014

N.Y. testing 'intrusion' system to save people who fall on subway tracks

The detection systems, being tested at a secret location, feature thermal imaging cameras, laser-beam transmitters and other high-tech tools intended to alert the motorman if someone falls on the tracks.


July 25, 2014

NYPD cracking down on subway sex crimes

Officers made 128 arrests on charges of sex abuse or forcible touching through Sunday, compared to 104 such collars by the same point in 2013 — a 23% rise.


June 26, 2014

N.Y. MTA eyeing video surveillance for all subway cars

A former FBI agent and president of security system company said it would cost tens of millions of dollars to install the right cameras in all 6,000 cars, but would be worthwhile.


June 18, 2014

NYCT adding 70 more 'Help Points' on subway

The high-tech devices will serve as a welcome beacon to worried customers and lost tourists alike and is part of the MTA’s ongoing efforts to bring the subway system into the 21st century.


May 22, 2014

Artist creates 'Personal Space Dress' to combat subway harassment

The motorized dress has proximity sensors built in, and when they detect someone invading the wearer's personal space, they trigger a plastic scaffolding around the dress' hem to expand.


May 7, 2014

Slow adoption of modern tech hampers NYC subway, study says

Reliance on antiquated signaling system adds to delays, inefficiency and safety risks, according to a regional research and advocacy group.


April 23, 2014

Deer tracking cameras help catch N.Y. subway copper thieves

Since the police began using the trophy cameras in September, nine incidents of trespassing in the subways have been caught on camera, and two people have been arrested as a result, according to the report.


April 22, 2014

Turbine generates energy from L.A. Metro subway airflow

It is projected that the 10-foot airflow equipment could generate more than 28,000 kWh per year – enough to power about 12 homes in California for one year, or turn out approximately $6,000 per year in electrical production.


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