Topic : N.Y. MTA

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N.Y. subway crime surges due to robberies

Rail| April 26, 2012
Due to the growing problem, some MTA board members are pushing for a new prosecutor appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to specifically handle subway crimes.

N.Y.'s Grand Central to be more energy efficient with upgrades

Rail| April 24, 2012
Equipment that keeps the terminal cool in the summer, warm in the winter and flushed with fresh air all year round is being upgraded though a $22 million partnership between NYPA and MTA Metro-North Railroad. The project will conserve energy and save an estimated $3 million a year.
Bus| April 18, 2012

Bentech pilots driver’s door designs in N.J., N.Y.

Bentech recently acquired a design contract valued at about $150,000 with New York City Transit to install 100 driver’s doors.
Bus| April 17, 2012

N.Y. Senator proposes Tasers for transit workers

After a recent increase in violence against transit workers, Sen. Eric Adams is re-introducing his proposal from last year to let commuter train and Amtrak crews carry Tasers and extending it to bus drivers and subway contractors.
Rail| April 12, 2012

N.Y. Fulton St. Transit Center continues progress

The $1.4 billion project is more than 60% complete, and will improve travel for nearly 300,000 commuters, residents and visitors.
Rail| March 29, 2012

Bombardier to supply 300 subway cars to N.Y.

The $600 million order will allow rolling stock manufacturer to retain 300 jobs and preserves an additional 200 jobs for area suppliers.
Bus| March 28, 2012

N.Y. MTA e-procurement saves millions

Under the new method, companies hoping to do business with the MTA log into a website that allows them to place bids in real time and simultaneously track whether they are currently the low bidder, or have been underbid.
Bus| February 7, 2012

Proposed transit bill would cut $1.7B from N.Y. MTA

The agency has a $12.6 billion operating budget and has budgeted about $4.5 billion annually in capital projects until 2014. MTA may be forced to raise fares to compensate for lost money needed to fund improvements.
Rail| January 30, 2012

N.Y. MTA releases overnight service map

The New York City Subway is the only large subway or metro system in the world to maintain service to all its stations around the clock.
Accessibility| January 25, 2012

Car service bilked $30K from N.Y. MTA’s Access-a-Ride

Wadsworth Car Service admitted to using a fraudulent billing scheme between June 2009 and January 2010. In the summer of 2009 the company’s billings doubled in one month.

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