June 17, 2014
It was reported the stolen bus had been left on a ramp at the St. George ferry by a driver who took a break. Police arrested the man after the MTA used bus-tracking technology to help locate the stolen bus.
June 6, 2014
The MTA has used advertising on the rear face of MetroCards since 1995 and began selling space on the card’s front face in 2012. This is the first time, the agency has sold ads on Metrocards that are in Spanish.
March 21, 2014
In the three months since the release of official apps for railroad customers, LIRR Train Time and Metro-North Train Time, approximately 120,000 people have downloaded the apps for iPhone and Android.
March 17, 2014
In addition to increasing advertising revenue, the digital screens also have the ability to provide important information to customers. The screens will serve as a platform if there is ever a need to broadcast an emergency notification to customers.
February 26, 2014
James Murphy, frontman of the now-defunct LCD Soundsystem, has launched Subway Symphony, a proposed project intended to replace the “unpleasant beep” heard when riders swipe their MetroCard with a more soothing sound.
January 31, 2014
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 9, 2014
The testing was carried out on different routes throughout Manhattan, covering a total distance during the trial of 1,481 miles. The BYD all-electric bus “performed excellent” covering more than 140 miles per full charge in heavy traffic, according to company officials.
December 26, 2013
Darius McCollum has become a celebrity for escapades that began at age 15, when he piloted an E train six stops from 34th Street to the World Trade Center without any passengers noticing.
December 19, 2013
Known as Metro-North Train Time and LIRR Train Time, the new apps are available now for Android and iPhone and are free to download.
November 13, 2013
Views the results as a very favorable outcome because they came in the wake of billions of dollars of infrastructure damage and large service disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy, followed several months later by a fare and toll increase.
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