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MTA announces 70 NYC Transit stations to receive $5.5 billion in accessibility improvements under proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced 48 New York City Transit (NYC) stations that will be made fully ADA accessible under the proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan, which will significantly expand access across the subway stem. Recommendations for the additional 22 stations to receive accessibility improvements under the next capital plan will be subject to objective […]

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LIRR Newest Fleet of Cars Hit The Rails

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) introduced its next fleet of railcars, known as the “M9” cars, into passenger service on Wednesday. The new cars incorporate and improve upon the most successful and popular features of the MTA’s two recent electric car fleets, the LIRR’s familiar M7s electric cars, and the M8 cars serving Metro-North’s New […]

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Transit advocates demand Cuomo, MTA increase transportation spending transparency

Public transportation watchdogs launched a campaign Monday calling on Gov. Cuomo and the MTA to prioritize several transit projects and do more to control capital spending. The Build Trust Campaign — which is being backed by TransitCenter, the Riders Alliance and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign — comes eight months after the state began charging for-hire […]

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Toolkit to help local N.Y. governments switch to all-electric vehicles

A New York-based environmental advocacy coalition released an electric vehicle municipal toolkit designed to help local governments transition their vehicle fleets away from fossil fuels and increase electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. The Toolkit, developed by ElectrifyNY, will educate and mobilize local elected officials as they work to cut down on climate pollution and prepare for […]

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MTA Removes Printed Schedules from Bus Stops

The MTA has decided to remove arrival schedules from all its bus stops in to save some money, angering elected officials in Queens, a borough dominated by bus service. Removal of the paper schedules began last month in the borough, where the MTA has posted information recommending riders to use the MyMTA app, text the […]

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MTA Marks Millionth OMNY Tap

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that a subway customer entering the Fulton Center station provided the one millionth successful tap on the new OMNY fare payment system, a milestone accomplished at a much higher usage rate than initially estimated. OMNY launched as a limited public pilot on May 31 at 16 subway stations […]

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Tech to Help New York MTA Better Manage Crowds, Performance

Data related to crowded New York City Subway platforms and delayed trains are getting increasingly detailed, aided by two new technology projects, while two other projects are slated to address bus performance and routing. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), which oversees the city’s subway and bus system, will lead several year-long pilot projects to improve […]

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Connecticut DOT Adding Fifty (50) New Flyer Clean-Diesel Buses

Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) ordered 50 40-foot heavy-duty New Flyer Xcelsior® clean-diesel buses (50 equivalent units). The order converts 50 buses from the option backlog to firm orders, with 61 units remaining in the option backlog. The new buses, operating under the CTtransit name, replace older vehicles in the fleet with newer, more fuel-efficient […]

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MTA New York Subway Roster by Yard Now Available

Continuing with the movement away from our old wiki site, now available is the yard roster for the MTA New York City Subway & Staten Island Railway which can be viewed by clicking the “Fleet Rosters” tab on the menu and choosing MTA Subway-Yard (Direct Link: http://www.ttmg.org/insidersguide/new-york-mta-subway-roster-yard/). Enjoy!

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MTA NYC Transit to install netting under elevated structures

MTA New York City Transit announced four locations under elevated structures in the subway system will have netting installed for a pilot program to test whether and how the material may capture potential hazards, such as loose debris, while still allowing regular inspections of the structure. “We take reports of fallen debris from our elevated […]

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