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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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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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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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NJ Transit Introduces Bus Validators and Scanners on Select Bus Routes

New Jersey Transit customers on select bus routes are getting the first look at the future of fare payment technology. As part of a pilot program that began Thursday, June 6, customers on several NJ Transit bus routes will be the first to use a new onboard ticket validation system, which scans the barcodes on […]

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