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    Total of 31 Weekday Round Trips and 3 Sunday Round Trips Added

    Posted by Via Garibaldi 8 - Oct 22 2015 03:06 PM

    MTA New York City Transit plans to increase scheduled service on 12 subway lines with the most significant changes coming to the 42 St s.png shuttle’s weeknight service. The addition of 31 round trips planned for the 1.png2.png4.png5.png6.pnga.pnge.pngj.pngm.pngn.pngs.png lines on weekdays, as well as the addition of 3 round trips planned for the c.png line on Sundays, reflect the subway system’s surging ridership and anticipated increased demand as residential and commercial development continues to change New York City’s landscape.
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    Meet The Voice Behind The NYC Subway Announcements

    Posted by Q113 LTD - Aug 06 2015 03:46 PM

    His name is Charlie Pellett. And he's most well-known for being the voice behind, "Stand clear of the closing doors, please" on the New York Subway. It's an unpaid job - his full-time gig is a radio anchor position at Bloomberg News. So how exactly did Pellett get the opportunity to commandeer one of the most well-known subway announcements on Earth? As Pellett goes on to say in a New Yorker video, in the early 1990s, some of his Bloomberg co-workers went a mission to improve the New York subway announcements, so they reached out to the MTA and made connections. Soon enough, the MTA had released new cars and asked Pellett and his co-workers to record announcements.
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    M86 bus beats legs — again — in crosstown challenge

    Posted by Harry - Jul 14 2015 08:01 AM

    The bus won — again. A common complaint about crosstown buses in Manhattan is that walking is often faster; they crawl through traffic and sit idle at stops as throngs of riders dip their MetroCards, one by one. In the past, Newsers have taken on the challenge of walking across town faster than a bus. None has succeeded — and neither did I. A new, speedier service debuted Monday on 86th St. — the busiest route, mile for mile, in the city. It clocked an average of 4.6 mph in the Straphangers Campaign’s 2014 Pokey Awards for the slowest buses. My brisk New Yorker walking style was unable to keep up for long with the massive, accordion-style M86 Select bus.


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    Window shatters on MTA bus in Manhattan for unknown reason: officials

    Posted by Harry - Jul 10 2015 02:30 PM

    The driver’s side window of a city bus mysteriously shattered as the vehicle picked up passengers in Manhattan Friday morning, police and transit officials said. The driver and passengers on the southbound M104 managed to escape injury when the glass was smashed on Broadway between 85th and 86th Sts. shortly after 7 a.m. MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said a rock hit the glass, but cops said no object that could have broken the window was recovered. The driver did not report any arguments with passengers before the window broke. Police are investigating the incident.


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    Subway riders rip Andrew Cuomo for MTA funding by griping at cardboard replica of governor

    Posted by Harry - Jul 10 2015 05:52 AM

    Gov. Cuomo got an earful from frustrated subway riders Thursday. Riders Alliance, a grassroots transit group criticizing the governor for leaving the MTA’s $32 billion plan to improve service unfunded, took a cardboard cutout for a rush-hour ride. Irate straphangers took no time ticking off their grievances to the Cuomo stand-in. “We pay more than we should.” fumed rider Nick Bicer, 34, a furniture store manager from Sunnyside, Queens, echoing the complaints of many. “They don’t work on time. They run late.” Nick Sifuentes, Riders Alliance’s deputy director, said Cuomo has ignored the group’s request to join its members on the rails.


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    Five dead after NYC-bound Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia

    Posted by BreeddekalbL - May 12 2015 09:00 PM

    At least five people were killed when a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed at a junction bend in northeast Philadelphia Tuesday night, officials said. More than 170 passengers were injured, six critically, officials at the scene confirmed. "We're the lucky ones here," a woman at Temple University Hospital told the Daily News after her 29-year-old son, Jake, suffered a fractured rib en route back to New York. “Most people were able to walk off this train, many were transported (to area hospitals)," Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said at a press conference. He added that it's unclear whether all passengers and crew are accounted for.


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    Guess What, NYC Taxpayers? The MTA Wants YOU to Pay Up for the Subway (Yes, Again)

    Posted by Q113 LTD - May 07 2015 11:51 AM

    Guess what, New Yorkers? The Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman wants New York City taxpayers to pony up (yes, again) hundreds of millions more to pay for the completion of the 2nd Avenue Subway and to maintain its current, antiquated infrastructure. “Now, at this critical juncture, is the right time for the city to acknowledge the need for significantly increased investment in the M.T.A., and the city’s future,” Thomas Prendergast wrote City Hall on Monday. Prendergast just asked for an additional $1 billion to build out the new 2nd Avenue line and $300 million annually for its capital plan.


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