Topic : New York City

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

Rail| July 21, 2015

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.

Project team wins award for N.Y. bus time displays

Bus| June 30, 2015

The countdown clocks were developed in part to address concerns about the overall accessibility of MTA’s Bus Time system, which sends wait-time information to riders via text message, a QR code scan, or over a web site.

Rail| June 22, 2015

APTA announces 2015 Rail Safety & Security Excellence Award winners

The awards ceremony took place on Monday at the 2015 APTA Rail Conference, which is being held in Salt Lake City.

Rail| June 17, 2015

2015 Top Rail Project Cost Reaches $91B

New York City Transit tops this year’s list with $16.5 billion, while several projects, including the Second Avenue Subway and Sound Transit’s University Link, hit major milestones. Meanwhile streetcars continue to make an impact, with one from 2014 successfully launching and three more set to open in the next year or two.  

Bus| June 5, 2015

N.Y. MTA's Bus Time now available as an app

Users previously accessed the service on a desktop or smartphone by logging in to the mobile website or via text message and QR code based access. Customers who prefer to access MTA Bus Time through the mobile website may continue to do so, while the app offers a downloadable option that saves time and effort.

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.

Rail| May 27, 2015

N.Y. subway train suspension caused by massive theft of copper cable

At least 500 feet of the valuable cable was discovered stolen from roughly 12 locations along the A train tracks near Howard Beach, and some signal equipment and track components were damaged as well by electrical current that could not flow through the cable.

Rail| April 22, 2015

N.Y. subway ridership reaches 65-year high

The increased number of customers creates challenges for the MTA to operate the subway system while minimizing delays, crowding and inconvenience. The subway system has traditionally performed maintenance work during off-peak hours, which are now experiencing record ridership.

Government Issues| March 26, 2015

New Yorkers have longest workweek with commute, study says

The study found that lower-wage workers often endure the most brutal commutes, and the findings suggest a need for workplace policies that help to balance work and family life, in addition to better investment in our mass transit system.

Rail| March 25, 2015

[Video]: NYC subway Track Geometry Car ride

Take a ride on a Track Geometry Car, part of the specialized fleet that inspects the rails of the NYC subway.

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