Report finds N.Y. MTA paratransit taxi program scammed
April 13, 2015
NEW YORK — The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority inspector general’s office found instances of bogus receipts for the MTA’s paratransit taxi reimbursement program that were filed and processed by the division in 2013, the Daily News reported.
The office also found cases of identity theft in which individuals took trips and received reimbursements using the names of others
New York bus crash injures 21
January 8, 2015
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A three-vehicle collision involving a New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus in East Flatbush on Wednesday left 17 people with minor injuries and four others in critical condition, gothamist reported.
Police say that shortly before 4 p.m. the driver of a Nissan Altima was backing out of a parking lot near an intersection when it was struck by the driver
N.Y. MTA reviewing safety in wake of car, train collision
February 26, 2015
NEW YORK — The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road, is reviewing safety practices at railroad crossings throughout suburban New York including adding warning signs, red-light cameras and sensors that would alert a train of the presence of a vehicle on the tracks after an SUV collided with a Metro-North commuter train
New Technology Raises the Bar for Digital Signage
March 30, 2015
and cooling system. But LED gives you a fast brightness factor much better than before.”
According to Paul Fleuranges, senior director, corporate and internal communications, at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a member of the Digital Signage Federation, more companies are inspired by what’s possible today. This includes the large-scale screens seen in advertising
N.Y. MTA's Bus Time now available as an app
June 5, 2015
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) significantly upgraded MTA Bus Time, its live bus tracking service, by making it available as a free downloadable app for iOS and Android smartphone users.
Additionally, new time-based bus arrival information will be available for Bronx bus routes and will be available for bus routes in the other boroughs in the near future
Video: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo announces Long Island Rail Road agreement
July 17, 2014
Tentative deal reached between the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions, averting a strike.
2014 Women In Transportation: Veronique Hakim
October 16, 2014
Like many in the public transportation industry, Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim didn’t have much of an inkling she would end up where she is now. In fact, the opportunity to work for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) came about after working in Paris, graduating law school and embarking on a career as a lawyer in New York City.
“What ends up
One-quarter of N.Y. paratransit drivers use cellphones, report says
June 9, 2014
NEW YORK — A New York Inspector General’s office survey found more than one-quarter of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s paratransit drivers have talked or texted on their cellphones, reported CBS New York.
The inspectors also found that 36% drove dangerously and 6% had been seen speeding. For the full story, click here.
2014 Women In Transportation: Sanja Zlatanic, PE
October 16, 2014
and technical oversight of East Side Access and the No. 7 Subway Line Extension. Both are notable transit mega-projects of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She also served as chief engineer from 2006 to 2010 for Access to the Region’s Core, a commuter rail project to increase passenger service capacity on New Jersey transit between Secaucus Junction, N.J. and Manhattan.
“I’ve been lucky
N.Y. MTA: May derailment was result of overlooked defects
December 16, 2014
NEW YORK — In its official report on the derailment of a Brooklyn-bound F train in May, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) concluded the derailment was the result of a lot of overlooked defects in the track that had gone unnoticed for around a year, according to gothamist.
The defects included a broken plate, broken fasteners and a deteriorated tie, all of which