Topic : N.Y. MTA

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Officer stabbed, man shot at LIRR station

Rail| July 6, 2012
The ensuing confrontation was captured on video and described by witnesses. The man stabbed officer John Barnett with no warning. Barnett stepped back, drew his weapon and warned Owens repeatedly to drop his knife. Owens continued approaching Barnett with the knife in his hand.

NYC Transit urges subway riders to safeguard belongings

Rail| June 25, 2012
New posters urge riders to keep a close watch over personal electronic devices, particularly when seated or standing near doors.
Bus| June 20, 2012

Bus fare cheats cost N.Y. MTA $50M annually

Upped its estimate from $14 million each year. The agency is looking into fare evasion deterrents that would include more police enforcement.
Rail| June 15, 2012

Performers compete for chance to entertain N.Y. passengers

In May, several hundred musicians auditioned for the MTA's Music Under New York program.
Bus| June 14, 2012

Report: Banks to blame for high N.Y. MTA fares

Says one reason for recent fare hikes and service cuts is financial arrangements that the MTA made with banks on 10% of its $33 billion in debt. The agency is losing almost $114 million a year.
Rail| June 12, 2012

N.Y. MTA launches ‘Weekender’ app

The first iPhone app the MTA has developed itself can also be used on for iPod Touch and iPad. Key features include overviews of line service changes, as well as text summaries of the changes; text-based information about any service changes impacting a borough; and details on any service changes impacting that station.
Bus| June 4, 2012

N.Y. MTA bridges home to new falcon chicks

Urban falcons like to nest atop bridges, church steeples and high-rise buildings because they provide an excellent vantage point for hunting prey, including pigeons and small birds.
Rail| June 4, 2012

Bombardier signs 300-car order for NYCT

The order is valued at approximately $599 million. Delivery of 10 pilot cars is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2014, followed by delivery of the remaining production series cars between mid-2015 and early 2017.
Bus| May 11, 2012

Transit worker assault spike prompts summit

In 2011, there were 94 physical assaults of New York City Transit bus drivers or subway workers, alongside 1,092 cases of harassment, according to MTA spokesman Charles Seaton.
Rail| May 2, 2012

N.Y. man convicted in subway bombing plot

A federal jury found Adis Medunjanin, a U.S. citizen, guilty of planning a coordinated suicide bomb attack on New York City subways in 2009 at the command of al Qaeda operatives. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

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