NJ Transit Rail

Collins Aerospace’s ARINC Rail Solutions to deliver ‘big data’ capabilities to NJ Transit

The ARINC rail solutions team at Collins Aerospace Systems has been awarded a three-year contract by the New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) to replace its Train Management and Control (TMAC) and Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems. These systems are the main command and control platforms for NJ Transit’s entire operating area, providing real-time […]

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Select Bus Service BRT

NY MTA mounted-camera program begins issuing bus lane violations

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said its 60-day warning period for bus lane blockers on the M15 Select Bus Service route has now ended and motorists who are caught by the MTA’s new bus-mounted cameras will now receive violations with fines up to $250. The forward-facing cameras on buses serving the M15 SBS route on First and Second […]

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NJ Transit

NJ Transit issues Innovation Challenge requests for expressions of interest

A Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) has been issued to New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) to identify qualified, experienced firms capable of introducing innovative transportation solutions between the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station and the Meadowlands Complex. The solicitation follows the inaugural Innovation Challenge meeting of more than 140 interested parties on Nov. 7 […]

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NYCT Bus

MTA uses digital open house to present Bronx Bus Network Redesign Final Plan

The New York City Transit (NYCT) will host its first digital open house Dec. 12 to enhance the agency’s public outreach efforts, with the inaugural web presentation planned to target Bronx residents and bus customers seeking information on the final plan on the Bronx Bus Network Redesign. The proposed final plan was unveiled in October […]

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NY MTA 2020 budget, financial plan projected to save $1.6 billion

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) presented its final proposed 2020 budget and four-year financial plan that includes no budget-driven service cuts and advances the agency’s historic Transformation Plan to dramatically improve service and deliver significant reforms for taxpayers and commuters. The implementation of the Transformation Plan, the agency’s first reorganization in half a century, is projected […]

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Final plan for MTA’s Bronx bus network redesign adds new local and express service

The final plan for the Bronx Bus Network Redesign was released by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). It proposes two new local routes, one new express route, increases service frequency on nine corridors where multiple bus routes share streets, improves crosstown connections, balances stop spacing and streamlines circuitous routes to increase service reliability and intermodal […]

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Byk-Rak

Westchester County Retrofitting Buses with Two-Position Bicycle Racks

Westchester County, New York, is retrofitting 247 buses with Byk-Rak’s two-position bike racks to make it easier for riders to stow their bikes while riding the bus. The racks accommodate standard-tire bicycles, from adult-sized bikes down to smaller bikes, such as a children’s size with 16-inch wheels. Westchester County chose racks with lift-assist technology, which […]

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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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