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Hakim named new president of New York City Transit

Management & Operations| November 17, 2015

For the past year and a half Ronnie Hakim has served as the executive director of NJ TRANSIT, which operates 12 commuter rail lines, three light rail lines, 261 bus routes and Access Link paratransit service across the state of New Jersey.

Daktronics announces $3.2M NYCT signage order

Rail| October 7, 2015

The multi-colored LED displays, part of the subway system’s Public Address Customer Information System, will feature next train arrival and destination information as well as graphical information. A text to speech function aids visually impaired transit riders with clear and easy to access messaging.

Security and Safety | October 5, 2015

NYC Transit tests new safety technology on buses

Transit system is working on two pilot projects. One with Clever Devices and another with Rosco Vision Systems.

Bus| October 5, 2015

2015 Top 100 Transit Bus Fleets Survey

While ridership continues to grow across the industry, many transit agencies are focused on ways to grow millennial usage, including the addition of USB charging stations, Wi-Fi, and real-time bus arrival technologies, as well as targeted advertising and marketing campaigns.  

Bus| September 25, 2015

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

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.

Management & Operations| September 4, 2015

NYC Transit receives $57M to improve communications, subway stations

As part of the ongoing process to fix and fortify the system against future catastrophic weather events like Sandy, the agency plans to replace the current emergency booth communication system that provides emergency and security communications between train supervisors and personnel across the subway system.

Mobility| September 1, 2015

New York City Transit introduces bicycle racks to buses

Racks available on S53, S93 Routes for 1-Year pilot testing feasibility and impact to service.

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.

July 27, 2015

Bus Simulator Training: How to Get It Right!

It’s no secret that I am a firm believer in bus simulator training. I enjoyed the benefits of utilizing simulators as a supplemental training tool during my days at New York City Transit. The simulators helped us produce outstanding results by targeting specific outcomes. If your simulator training is not producing what you expected it to deliver, the answer is plain and simple: something is wrong!

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

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