Topic : N.Y. MTA

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N.Y. MTA reopens station damaged on 9/11

Rail| September 8, 2011
The collapse of the Twin Towers caused significant damage to the Cortlandt Street R station as well as the Cortlandt Street station on the 1 line, which remains out of service. The $20 million project to reopen the southbound platform was funded by the Port Authority and the MTA.

N.Y. MTA to expedite repair of storm damaged rail line

Rail| August 31, 2011
The MTA has begun a careful and disciplined survey of every mile of the Port Jervis Line and all supporting structures, systems and equipment. A team of diverse specialists is being assembled to assess the full extent of damage and develop a work plan that addresses the need to rebuild miles of the right of way.
Accessibility| August 9, 2011

N.Y. gov. forms panel to search for new MTA chief

The 20-member advisory committee is comprised of leading public transportation experts and management professionals in the public and private sectors.
Bus| August 3, 2011

N.Y. MTA opens entrance at $1.4B transit center

Completion of the station entrance at 135 William Street is part of a larger contract which reconfigures the Fulton Street A/C mezzanine, which is scheduled to open in 2013. When fully complete, the Fulton Street Transit Center will connect five subway stations and eleven subway lines, improving access for over 300,000 daily customers that pass through this major transit hub in Lower Manhattan.
Bus| August 2, 2011

N.Y. MTA to borrow $6.9B, hike fares

Despite debt concerns, the agency is trying to ensure it can finish two tunnel projects. Plans to increase fares by 7.5 percent in 2013 and again in 2015 are also in the latest budget proposal. A final version will be approved in December.
Bus| July 29, 2011

VeriFone to provide N.Y. MTA bus tracking

VeriFone will provide ruggedized on-bus hardware, software development, project management, installation, and warranty and maintenance services across Staten Island's fleet of buses.
Bus| July 22, 2011

N.Y. MTA Chairman/CEO announces resignation

Jay H. Walder will be joining the MTR Corp. in Hong Kong as CEO and a member of the board of directors.
Bus| July 21, 2011

N.Y. MTA to cut $4B in capital program costs

The savings measures are detailed in a new report, include slashing administrative costs by 15 percent, and overhauling project approval and track work procedures.
Bus| July 11, 2011

N.Y. MTA launches competition for best transit apps

MTA App Quest challenges tech developers to create software applications that increase access to information and improve the travel experience for customers of New York's public transit system. The winning app developer will receive $5,000. Smaller cash prizes will go to the developers of apps that are judged to do the most to help transit riders and deemed most popular by the public.
Accessibility| May 25, 2011

N.Y. MTA launches revamped website

The redesigned site features an enhanced Trip Planner, an App Center that offers a gallery of apps for iPhone and Android, and a Ways to Save section includes direct links to pages promoting travel savings.

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