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September 19, 2014

Woman struck, killed by N.Y. MTA bus

Witnesses say the woman dropped her phone as she got off the bus, which then pulled off. The driver was unaware of the accident and kept driving until witnesses chased him down.


July 29, 2014

N.Y. MTA investing in additional safety measures

Its 2015 budget includes $84 million in safety initiatives, and safety investments will total $363 million over the entire 2015 to 2018 four-year Financial Plan. The MTA Board will vote on next year’s final Financial Plan in December.


June 17, 2014

Man arrested for commandeering N.Y. transit bus

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

N.Y. MTA issuing Metrocards with Spanish-language ads

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

N.Y. MTA advances real-time bus info

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

N.Y. MTA adds 10 high-def ad screens

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

Musician aims to make fare collection 'beep' sound more pleasant

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

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 9, 2014

N.Y. MTA completes testing of BYD all-electric bus

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

Man who stole N.Y. bus paroled

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.


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