New York

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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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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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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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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Toolkit to help local N.Y. governments switch to all-electric vehicles

A New York-based environmental advocacy coalition released an electric vehicle municipal toolkit designed to help local governments transition their vehicle fleets away from fossil fuels and increase electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. The Toolkit, developed by ElectrifyNY, will educate and mobilize local elected officials as they work to cut down on climate pollution and prepare for […]

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Congressman Max Rose and MTA Leadership Announce New State-of-the-Art Bus Fleet, Contactless Fare Payment System on Staten Island

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-NY-11) announced that a total of 77 new state-of-the-art buses will be put into service on Staten Island this year as the MTA works to modernize bus service with new vehicles and a new contactless fare payment system that speeds entry and allows all-door boarding. […]

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