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MTA announces plans to increase the number of electric buses purchased in 2021

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is increasing its procurement for electric buses this year from 45 to 60 – a 33-percent increase, the latest step in the MTA’s ongoing mission to transform its 5,800 buses into a zero-emissions fleet by 2040. The electric buses will operate out of each of the five boroughs with the […]

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Allison Transmission’s Electric Hybrid Solution Debuts on NYCT Buses

Allison Transmission’s next-generation electric hybrid propulsion solution, eGen Flex™, will be put into revenue service at New York City Transit (NYCT) in May. The electric hybrid system from Allison offers fully electric propulsion when customers need it, without the added infrastructure requirements of full electrification. The eGen Flex system includes full electric drive capability for up to […]

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New York City Transit Bus Procurement Opportunities

The New York City Transit (NYCT) has begun the bid process for 50 Low-Floor 40-Foot Clean Diesel Buses & 45 Low-Floor 40-Foot All Electric Buses. The bids call for responses from qualified bus manufacturers on May 7th. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will pay out 80% of the cost on both of these contracts while […]

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Second Ave. Subway Extension Back on Track Thanks to Federal Bailout

After a year in limbo, an extension to the Second Avenue subway line into East Harlem is gaining speed. What You Need To Know The MTA expects $6.5 billion from the latest federal aid package to make up for its lost ridership during the pandemicThe money will let the MTA use funds intended for large […]

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MTA New York City Transit made significant subway speed improvements during pandemic

A series of encouraging updates about the success of ongoing efforts to safely speed up trains throughout the system was unveiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT). This includes the installation of 919 new digital timers on grade time signals, 270 civil speed increases across the system over the past […]

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N.Y. MTA Launches Anti-Asian Hate Crime Marketing Push

Responding to a troubling recent increase in attacks targeted against Asians in New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) updated its anti-hate public messaging campaign with ads designed to help combat anti-Asian hate crimes. “The increase in anti-Asian hate crimes is absolutely reprehensible,” said New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg. “We are committed to working […]

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ZF upgrades EcoLife transmission software on NYCT bus fleet, saving fuel and costs

ZF has completed software upgrades on 740 New York City Transit (NYCT) buses, improving fuel economy and resulting in an annual savings of about $1.6 million or 720,000 gallons of fuel.  The upgraded software 2.0.4 enables earlier EcoLife variants to realize nearly the same improved fuel economy of EcoLife 2, ZF’s second generation of its six-speed […]

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New York MTA backs off service reductions and layoffs, but still faces $8 billion deficit through 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced financial crisis within the largest transit system in the United States has eased but not abated. While drastic service cuts are off the table for now and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) leaders anticipate $6.2 billion in capital project commitments in 2021, they are also calling on the passage of President Joe Biden’s […]

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MTA Completes Rollout of OMNY Contactless Fare Payment System

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) marked the completion of its year-and-a-half-long rollout of its OMNY contactless fare payment system that will ultimately replace the MetroCard completely in 2023. The completed installation of over 15,000 OMNY readers at all 472 stations, on all 5,800 buses, and at Staten Island Railway stations represents the culmination of the first major phase of […]

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Metro-North set to buy dual-mode locomotives from Siemens

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a $334.9 million contract for Siemens to build 27 dual-mode locomotives for the Metro-North Railroad. A document in the board package for Wednesday’s meeting says the purchase, an order for 19 locomotives with the exercise of an initial option for eight more, is funded by a […]

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