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LIRR unveils TrainTime app with capacity tracker

A revamped TrainTime app has been released by the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) that will allow customers to track in real-time where seats are available on any train in the electric fleet, which includes more than 90 percent of all LIRR train cars, announced LIRR President Phil Eng. LIRR says it is the first […]

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NJ Transit Approves Order For 334 New MCI Commuter Coaches In Year Five Of Six-Year MCI Contract

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., (“NFI”), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, announced today that NJ TRANSIT issued a purchase order for 334 new MCI D4500 Commuter Coaches in year five of its six-year MCI contract. As the nation’s largest statewide public transit agency continues to […]

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NYC Transit ridership up more than 200K as city begins re-opening

Officials from New York City Transit announced that subways and buses saw 213,548 more riders on Monday, June 8 compared to the week before as New York City began Phase 1 reopening. June 8 marked the first time that subway ridership reached 800,000 since before the pandemic began. Ridership was at 800,664, compared to 686,869 on Monday, June 1. […]

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New York MTA’s OMNY Project remains on schedule for completion by end of year

The installation of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) OMNY fare payment system remains on schedule to be completed by the end of the year at all subway stations and on all MTA-operated buses. The news comes despite a more than six-week work stoppage due to COVID-19-related mandates that non-essential projects in subway stations be temporarily […]

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New York MTA’s signal modernization of Culver F Line underway in southern Brooklyn

Prep work on the next phase of the Culver Line Signal Modernization Project throughout the F Line in southern Brooklyn is underway by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which is expected to continue over the course of the next nine weekends. Once completed, the $253-million project will improve service reliability and performance throughout the F […]

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Metro-North Railroad’s Port Jervis Station improvements project makes significant progress

Work to improve Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad’s Port Jervis Station, the terminus of the West of Hudson Port Jervis Line, is continuing to progress with the site preparation completed and the demolition nearly done. The project is part of the 2015-19 Capital Program and station investments and will make the Port Jervis Station […]

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NYC reduces overnight Staten Island Ferry service

Some of those service reductions on the Staten Island Ferry may last a bit longer than initially anticipated. On Tuesday night, City Hall announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) would operate reduced overnight Staten Island Ferry service in Fiscal Years 2020-2021 in order to save the city $6 million. Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) concludes […]

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New York state makes $18.4M available for zero-emission buses

The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is making $24 million available to replace diesel-powered transit buses with new all-electric transit buses, which will help improve air quality, reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, and promote investment in cleaner fuel technologies, among […]

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NYMTA contractor New Flyer putting workers at risk of coronavirus

A New York contractor that does over $1 billion worth of business with the transit system is sending workers out to high-risk locations with no protective equipment, downplaying the coronavirus and refusing to enforce social distancing, The Post has learned. Publicly traded New Flyer of America builds buses for the MTA and operates two facilities in New […]

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Nova Bus kicks off 2020 with the biggest US contract of its history

Leading North American transit bus manufacturer Nova Bus starts the year with the win of a New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) contract. The awarded contract for Nova Bus is for 165 – 40 ft hybrid buses (with BAE propulsion system) with options for 126 hybrid buses and 209 diesel buses for a potential […]

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