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Prendergast to lead New York City Transit

Bus| November 5, 2009
Assumes his new role on December 1 and replaces Howard H. Roberts, who resigned Wednesday.

Long Island adds sedans to paratransit fleet

Accessibility| September 29, 2009
Switch could possibly save LI Bus millions of dollars, with the cost of a Crown Victoria coming in at approximately $22,000 compared to about $100,000 for a paratransit bus.
Bus| August 28, 2009

NYCT testing turbine-powered bus

The DesignLine buses, which have a capacity of either 35 or 37 seats, depending on the configuration, with 30 standees, are anticipated to have significantly reduced maintenance costs, and include a 12-year warranty on the turbine engine and lithium-ion battery pack, eliminating the need for midlife replacement.
Bus| June 15, 2009

Sen. Schumer: MTA LIRR needs wireless Internet

Schumer said the technology to wire the system is readily available and asked the MTA to fast track the pilot projects and the Request for Proposal and approval process saying that if the MTA acts fast, the project may be eligible for federal funding passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Bus| May 21, 2009

Williams named interim MTA executive director/CEO

A labor lawyer by training, she has served as president of Long Island Bus and the LIRR during a combined 15 years at the MTA.
Bus| May 8, 2009

Sander steps down from NY MTA

Thursday’s passage of legislation that joins the chairman and CEO positions at the MTA. Sander's resignation is effective May 22, 2009, ending a tenure that began January 1, 2007.
Rail| February 12, 2009

Long Island rail boasts high satisfaction numbers

Results based on a survey of more than 9,000 peak and off-peak customers. Eighty-nine percent said they were satisfied with the overall quality of service provided by the LIRR.
Rail| February 11, 2009

Record Metro-North ridership, satisfaction numbers

In all, MNR provided 84,220,427 trips last year with 83,554,482 rides taken aboard its trains, representing a 3.9 percent increase compared to 2007, and includes ridership on the railroad's ferries and buses, which reached 665,945 in 2008, a one-year increase of 9 percent.
Rail| January 8, 2009

MTA LIRR achieves record on-time performance

The 95.14 percent OTP is the best since modern record keeping began in 1979.
Rail| December 29, 2008

NYCT rider report cards released for M Line

NYCT received 900 Rider Report Cards from riders rating the M service. Out of those responses, 848 returned via mail and another 52 responses were received through the Internet.

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