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  1. Nobody. The made in NY stipulation from prince Andrew prevents outside companies from bidding on contracts.
  2. This just goes to show the importance of things like homeless shelters and outreach programs. There hasn't been enough of these and it really shows.
  3. From amNY: Vincent Barone The MTA on Tuesday touted four straight months of improved subway service, with on-time levels reaching their highest point in years. While still struggling with reliability and continuing ridership declines, the MTA’s head of subways, Sally Librera, credited the nascent improvement in part to a new “SPEED team,” assembled last summer to focus on quickening trains by addressing unnecessary speed-limit restrictions and faulty signal timers that were artificially slowing service. “As we’ve consistently said, we know we have more to do, but we are making significant progress and these statistics reflect that progress,” Librera said Tuesday at an MTA board committee meeting. Those stats include hitting an MTA goal of reducing delays each month by 10,000; there were 45,418 weekday delays in December, compared with 61,441 during the same month in 2017. Weekday on-time performance across the subway system, which measures the share of trains that reach their terminal within five minutes of their schedule, increased to 72.6 percent last month — the best figure for weekdays in more than four years. Since focusing on train speeds, the MTA has identified 68 locations across the system where speed limits could be as much as doubled, or eliminated completely. The authority has also found 320 inaccurate signal timers — totaling about 16 percent of all its subway signal timers — that have been unreliably enforcing those speeds. The faulty equipment has created a culture of distrust among train operators that has led to slower service, workers and the MTA have said. So far, the MTA has recalibrated 59 of those signal timers and implemented 24 of the identified speed-limit changes. Librera and MTA officials have also credited the Subway Action Plan as another factor in stabilizing service. The plan focuses on maintenance of tracks, signals and train cars and was the subject of an intense funding battle between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. Lisa Daglian, the executive director of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, believes the trends are stemming from a confluence of management- and service-related initiatives under NYC Transit President Andy Byford, who has headed the agency for a year. But she noted that there was still a long way to go for service to reach a high quality. “We’re finally beginning to see real tangible results of what [Byford’s] been talking about in terms of looking at root causes of delays — signals, track speeds and, in some cases, things that can be affected by human behavior, which are still a large part of where the delays are,” said Daglian.
  4. Nobody on this forum seems to remember that staffing stations with police officers is more expensive than letting people jump. The numbers just don't add up.
  5. This is what happens when we have politicians who rely on private money for their offices. Things are done not in the interest of the people but in the interest of the highest bidder.
  6. Honestly I have some cautious optimism here. If this plane works it would be far better than the inevitable traffic fiasco. But as things go with the they don't usually go smoothly. It's always good to bring in new technology to the NYC subways, because boy are we behind on almost every level. I hope we still get the upgraded power capacity that would allow more trains to be run.
  7. Classic MTA start. Jokes aside though this isn't surprising. It will probably take a little bit to iron the kinks out.
  8. Yeah, there's also nowhere for people to piss on non-OG sets. People just do it anyway.
  9. https://journalstar.com/business/local/kawasaki-discussing-restructuring-rail-car-division-after-huge-losses/article_cbed4b11-9b28-59d1-a0e8-f26f55ca3c0b.html
  10. Is that an official document? Why on earth would they choose that font.
  11. I just yell at people with something along the lines of "let go of the f**king doors"

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