Topic : N.Y. MTA

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N.Y. bus tracking service to provide time-based bus arrival info

Bus| September 25, 2015

Time-based estimates take into consideration multiple factors that can affect the arrival time of a bus, such as its schedule, historical travel times over the same distance in the month prior, and current traffic conditions. If those conditions change, MTA Bus Time™ automatically updates the prediction.

[Video] Introducing the N.Y. MTA's 7 Line Extension

Rail| September 16, 2015

The Subway's first new station in twenty-five years opened on September 13, 2015. Learn all about how the 7 Line Extension is helping to create a new neighborhood for New York and improve 7 Line operations.

Management & Operations| August 11, 2015

Ferrara named to NYCT interim president post

Ferrara, the president of MTA Bridges and Tunnels, will serve in this position after NYCT President Carmen Bianco retires August 21 and will continue as interim president until a new permanent president is named.

Management & Operations| August 6, 2015

Trash can free rail station pilot yields positive results in N.Y.

The pilot stations have seen a reduction in trash volumes, rodent activity, as well as several other benefits. While the number of track fires at the pilot stations have remained neutral, the rate of track fires at the pilot stations is currently lower than the rate at stations with trash cans.  

Rail| July 21, 2015

[Video] NYCT: Communications-Based Train Control

Learn all about CBTC, the future of the New York City Subway. Installation of a new CBTC system allows NYC Transit to operate more trains per hour, thereby increasing passenger capacity; provide improved and more reliable service; and make more efficient use of its track and car fleet. The system is more flexible than the current block signals system because CBTC continuously updates train positions, distances and travel speeds, allowing for faster and more efficient operations. Published on Jul 20, 2015

Rail| July 21, 2015

N.Y. MTA approves $206M signaling contract for Queens Blvd Line

The MTA gave preliminary approval to two contracts to Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security for the installation of a Communications-Based Train Control signaling system on one of New York City Transit’s busiest subway lines.

June 30, 2015

Can Courtesy Campaigns Curb the 'Trashing' of Transit?

It drives me nuts when people litter. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people throw trash out of their car windows while they’re driving. I’m always tempted to honk my horn when I see drivers slyly ditching cigarette butts through their open window. Listen up, people. We see you!

Rail| June 4, 2015

[Video] N.Y. MTA: A Subway Delay Story

Published on May 18, 2015
Learn how a single delayed train can cause delays throughout an entire subway line -- and one strategy that train dispatchers use to get service back to normal.

Rail| June 3, 2015

Railway copper thefts rise with price of metal

Copper, which now hovers at $3 a pound on the scrap market compared to about 80 cents a decade ago, is essential to the running of commuter railways, carrying electrical power from substations to the live third rail.

Management & Operations| June 2, 2015

MTA New York City Transit President Bianco to retire

Carmen Bianco, 63, became acting president of New York City Transit in April 2013 and was permanently appointed to the position in September 2013 following a nationwide search. He had previously served since March 2010 as sr. VP, Department of Subways.

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