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We Really Need To Stop Acting Like Heartless Jerks About Gender Identity

yesterdayNews : The Cutline

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority retired the use of “ladies and gentlemen” in its service announcements last week and began using gender-neutral terms like “passengers” and “everyone” to address riders.

Metro Opens New Metro Bike Hub to Provide Safe, Secure Bicycle Parking at Los Angeles Union Station

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced the grand opening of a new Metro Bike Hub at Los Angeles Union Station.

More than half of Metro rail delays last year were caused by mechanical problems, audit finds

More than half of the delays on the Los Angeles County passenger rail network last year were connected to problems with Metropolitan Transportation Authority train cars, a new audit has found. Of the 2,585 reported delays on Metro trains last year, 55% were caused by malfunctions of the rolling...

This Simple Change to New York’s Subways Will Help Make Trans and Non-Binary Folks Feel More Welcome

This Simple Change to New York’s Subways Will Help Make Trans and Non-Binary Folks Feel More Welcome The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York City’s subway and bus system, will be using gender-neutral phrasing in its announcements Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

New York MTA replacing 'ladies and gentlemen' with gender-neutral announcements

NEW YORK, New York (WPIX) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants to nix the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" in New York City subway and bus announcements and replace it with gender-inclusive language. Read more | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

WATCH: Disturbing video shows MTA employee kicking and dragging unconscious man through subway car

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee has been suspended after being caught on video dragging and kicking a subway rider. Claude Harris of Coney Island captured the video of the MTA employee dragging an unconscious man by his black hoodie, then kicking the man to wake him up. Harris...

L.A. Metro Approves Option to have Talgo Overhaul 36 Additional Heavy Rail Vehicles

During the October 26, 2017 regular meeting, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board exercised the option to have Talgo overhaul the remaining 36 of the 74 HRV's.

L.A. Metro Expands All-Door Boarding on Metro Rapid 720 and 754 Lines to Improve Speeds for Bus Riders

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board has approved the expansion of all-door boarding for Metro Rapid lines 720 (Wilshire Boulevard) and Metro Rapid 754 (Vermont Avenue).

NYC's plan to finally kill the MetroCard

New York City is preparing to join London in the transportation future.  Last week, the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced a $573 million plan to replace its nearly 25-year-old MetroCard swiping system with a modernized payment program modeled after London's. Show More Summary

Cubic to install contactless ticketing systems for New York MTA

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in the US has awarded a $539.5m contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to replace its MetroCard ticketing system with new contactless technology.

NY: Grand Central Big Board to be Replaced as Part of Metro-North $124M Capital Boost

As part of a $124 million Metropolitan Transportation Authority capital project to beef up communication throughout the Metro-North system, the 19-year-old boards that display the destination, times and statuses of out-bound trains will be replaced.

LA Metro Expands Makes Order for up to 300 New Flyer 60-foot Compressed Natural Gas Transit Buses

New Flyer of America Inc. has announced that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 300 Xcelsior CNG buses.

Cubic Wins Contract from New York MTA to Replace Iconic MetroCard System with World-Class New Fare Payment System

Cubic Transportation Systems was selected by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to replace the iconic MetroCard with a proven, next-generation fare payment system.

MTA's new fare-payment system makes clever pricing possible

The new fare payment system for which the Metropolitan Transportation Authority just agreed to pay $573 million could allow for time-of-day and other forms of variable pricing. Such pricing could... To view the full story, click the title link.

MTA bans alcohol advertising on subways and buses

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is banning the advertising of alcohol beverages on all New York City buses, subway cars and stations. The MTA board voted Wednesday on the ban, which … Click to Continue »

NYC Transit To Add 180 New Buses

MTA NYC Transit has announced that will be adding 180 new state of the art buses to its current fleet. Here is more via the press release I received: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board voted today to purchase 180 state-of-the-art articulated buses equipped with pedestrian safety technology and modern customer amenities to increase the […]

MTA Is Finally Getting Rid of the MetroCard

The dreaded MetroCard will finally begin to phase out, as The New York Times reports that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has signed off on a $573 million USD deal to install a new payment system across New York City. Contactless readers will in turn begin to pop up at 500 subway turnstiles and on 600 […]

Subway riders will soon be able to 'swipe' with phones and credit cards

New York City's transit agency is changing how bus and subway passengers pay their fares. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is phasing out its MetroCard in favor of something more... To view the full story, click the title l...

New York City subway will replace MetroCard with Apple Pay tap-to-pay starting in 2018

The New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday approved a new $573 million contract that will see subway turnstiles support contactless payment services, including Apple Pay on iPhone and Apple Watch.

L.A. Metro Expands Low Emission Bus Footprint, as It Moves Toward 100 Percent Zero Emission Fleet by 2030

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has signed a contract with New Flyer of America for 35 sixty-foot zero emission articulated buses and 65 sixty-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.

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