New York City Transit

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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MTA nears completion of OMNY roll out

OMNY, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) new fare payment system, remains on pace for completion by the end of the year, with the system recently recording its 30 millionth tap. Some 458 subway stations of the system’s 472 stations are now OMNY enabled as of last week, with all stations along the G and R […]

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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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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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MTA advances contract to bring accessibility to Livonia Av (L) Station and connection to Junius St (3) Station

A $53.9 million contract has been announced by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to bring accessibility to the Livonia Av L station by building two elevators and a new above-platform passageway. The project will go to the MTA Board for approval next week. Work on the project, under the new MTA Construction & Development, is […]

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MTA seeking competitive proposals to purchase up to 949 next-generation cars for numbered subway lines

New York City Transit (NYCT) has announced plans to develop and purchase up to 949 new subway cars with an open-gangway configuration, designed for the numbered lines, that would increase passenger flow to allow customers to move freely between cars and have the potential to improve dwell times at stations and increase capacity.  The move […]

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