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    Transit Workers Up in Lights at Times Square

    Posted by +Young+ - Oct 16 2016 04:24 PM

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    TWU Local 100 members bring millions of New Yorkers and visitors
    in and out of Times Square -- the Crossroads of the World -- in a

    fast-paced, 24/7 rhythm that moves with our buses and trains.

    If all those people didn’t know who really moves New York

    underground on subways and above ground on buses, they’ll be

    reminded of it on a giant Times Square jumbotron right across

    from a subway entrance.

    That's because TWU Local 100 has purchased time on the big

    screen at 1500 Broadway (at 43rd Street) to show New Yorkers who their City’s real movers and shakers are.


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    Stranger Picks Up, Shakes Young Boy Between Subway Cars

    Posted by +Young+ - Oct 12 2016 04:43 PM

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    Cops are searching for the stranger who grabbed a boy on board a moving subway train in Manhattan, pulled him out into the area between the subway cars and shook him, threatening to throw him onto the tracks, police say. The 11-year-old boy was with friends on a southbound 4 train in midtown Manhattan last Wednesday afternoon when the man picked up the boy and pulled him in between the subway cars, police said.
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    One Dead, Scores Injured in Major Train Collision at Hoboken Terminal

    Posted by Lance - Sep 29 2016 08:57 AM

    An NJ Transit train crashed into the station in Hoboken at the height of Thursday's morning rush, leaving twisted piles of metal and bricks as concern grew over the possibility of mass casualties and dozens of injuries. Preliminary reports suggest the crash involving train No. 1614 on the Pascack Valley Line was an accident, according to two local law enforcement officials, though they stress it is early in the investigation. Pictures on social media showed serious damage to the train station and extensive structural damage to the station. At least one of the NJ Transit cars appeared to be partially inside the building, with some of the supporting beams that hold up the canopy where the trains come in caved in around it.

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    One Dead, 19 Injured in Horrific NJ Transit Bus T-Bone Crash

    Posted by Lance - Aug 19 2016 08:14 AM

    Two New Jersey Transit buses collided Friday in a horrific t-bone crash in busy downtown Newark, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others, some of them critically, officials said. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said the person who died was one of the bus drivers, and that seven of the injured were in critical condition. Chopper footage shows one bus smashed into the other, crumpling the multi-ton vehicle like an accordion and spewing glass on the ground amid mangled chunks of metal. Baraka said authorities were working to confirm reports that one of the bus drivers may have run a red light.


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    Renderings reveal ‘reimagined’ NYC subway cars, stations

    Posted by Brighton Express - Jul 18 2016 12:37 PM

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    The (MTA) unveiled on Monday what it’s calling an “ambitious plan” to add more than 1,000 more subway cars and renovate 31 stations as it tries to improve service amid increasing ridership. Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed the “reimagined” subway cars at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn, detailing the state-of-the-art design of 1,025 new trains. Their features will include wider doors, and 750 will have “Open Car End” designed-cars, which will reduce wait times and increase capacity. The governor’s announcement also highlighted the (MTA)’s efforts to bring its stations into the 21st century, and previewed extensive renovations at 31 stations from across the five boroughs. “New York deserves a world-class transportation network, worthy of its role as the heartbeat of the 21st century economy,” Cuomo said.


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    New Jersey Transit buses crash in Lincoln Tunnel, injuring 15 and causing long delays

    Posted by Harry - Jul 18 2016 09:34 AM

    Morning commuters sounded off against New Jersey Transit after two of its buses crashed in the Lincoln Tunnel, causing delays along more than 60 bus routes early Monday. A 114 line bus from Plainfield rear-ended a 190-line vehicle from Patterson in the tunnel’s center tube at about 7:35 a.m., an N.J. Transit spokesman said. Both of the buses were bound for the New York Port Authority. The collision led to delays of up to 30 minutes along 65 bus routes into the hub, the spokesman said. There were 46 passengers on board the rear bus and 57 passengers on the other. Port Authority Police say 15 people suffered minor injuries.


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    Van Alen Institute starts $1,000 prize comp for best commute alternative during L train shutdown

    Posted by Harry - Jun 10 2016 04:40 AM

    The $1,000 question is this: How do you pull off moving throngs of (L) train riders around the city during the 2019 tunnel shutdown. To answer it, the Van Alen Institute, a 120-year-old design nonprofit, is holding a competition Sunday for the best travel alternative for (L) train commuters, come the Canarsie tunnel closure, damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The premium is on inventiveness. “We all know what a shuttle bus service looks like,” said Steven Thomson, Van Alen’s program and communication manager. “We're also excited to see what's completely different and what's not been put on the table yet.”


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    New York Transit Museum celebrates 40 years with vintage subway car rides, family summer events

    Posted by Harry - Jun 09 2016 12:31 PM

    To really learn about transit history, you have to go underground. That's why the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn is sited in about the best place for a museum about urban public transportation — an old subway station. The museum, which turns 40 this year, is in the historic decommissioned 1936 Court Street station. Once you enter, the journey starts with a winding display about the construction of the subway. There are old-time hardhats and impressive 2-foot wrenches. Moving on, there's a large display about the city's response to disasters like 9/11 and Sandy.


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    MTA to Name Contractors for Post-Sandy Clark, Rutgers Tubes Repairs

    Posted by Lance - Jun 06 2016 11:06 AM

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is quietly planning repairs to the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged 2 and 3 and F train tunnels between Brooklyn and Manhattan, in a similar vein to the much-fretted-about fix ups that will likely see the L tube close for more than a year. The 2012 super-storm sent saltwater gushing into the 2 and 3 trains’ Clark Street tunnel and the F train’s Rutgers Street tunnel, damaging tracks, signals, ducts, power, and communication cables, and now workers need extended access to fix them, according to the agency’s press guru Kevin Ortiz. The agency will name a contractor for the [Rutgers] job in 2018, Ortiz said, but claimed it is too soon to know when the work will start or end, and if it will need to close tunnel on weekdays.

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    MTA Quietly Begins Testing Wi-Fi Service in Subway Cars

    Posted by pjbr40 - Jun 02 2016 03:32 PM

    In our wired world, much of the city's sprawling subway system is maddeningly offline. Riders can occasionally catch a signal as their trains rumble beneath the streets, but most of the time, the internet is out of reach.

    "I think they should improve the system so you can have the Wi-Fi inside," said one commuter.

    But now, the MTA has begun testing whether to fully enter the internet age, installing Wi-Fi on four cars along the E line. The test, though, is being done on the sly. There are no signs announcing the service. It came as a surprise when NY1 told straphangers in the test cars.


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