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30 Amazing Vintage Photographs of New York City From Between the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

The earliest forms of mass transit in the City were the horse-cars, which were trolleys pulled by horses. Then came street railways, which in Manhattan were elevated. These would have been the main means of mass transit before the subway began operating around the turn of the 20th century. Show More Summary

NJ Transit Trains Could be Banned from Tunnels to NYC at End of Year

NJ Transit trains could be kept out of the Hudson River tunnels to New York City if the commuter railroad fails to meet a year-end deadline for installing an automatic speed control system on its tracks and in its locomotives.

34 MTA New York City Transit Employees Honored for Heroism, Service

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has presented 34 MTA New York City Transit employees with Medals of Excellence for exemplary service and acts of heroism and altruism.

NYCT President’s Day 2018 Service Plan

Here is the MTA NYC Transit’s service plan for the upcoming President’s Day holiday: On Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 19, MTA New York City Transit buses and subways will operate on a Saturday schedule with some planned subway service changes. These changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in […]

NYPD begins deploying iPhone 7 & 7 Plus to officers as it officially moves on from Windows Phone

New York City is trading in its Nokia Windows Phone devices for new Apple iPhones and officers are pleased with the transition.

Mayors love #freetransit #freepublictransport .... until they get that phone call

Many mayors and mayoral candidates have called for fare-free public transit in their cities... a few examples: New York City Houston Dayton Durham San Fransisco Auckland [candidate] Hartford [candidate] Paris Seoul Mexico City Chennai Tallinn many more Some have had success, and some have been able to implement based on pollution rates. Show More Summary

For Home Health Aides, the Worst Commutes in New York City

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The median commuting time for health care workers has increased to 51.2 minutes compared with 47.3 minutes citywide, a new report on transit challenges finds.

Patients, doctors, journalists criticize “Free Preventive Mammograms” campaign

Journalist Cathy Shufro was riding a New York City subway train when she looked up at that rail of ads that we’ve all seen on mass transit vehicles. What she saw bothered her. She pulled out her phone, took a picture, and sent it to me with a subject line – “mammograms prevent (something).” Oscar […]

A Queer Couple Talks About Transitioning and Sex Beyond the Binary

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Lauren and Saha had the chance New York City meeting that millions dream about, and a love that transcends all binaries.

New York makes Amazon's HQ2 wish list. Now what?

New York City’s chances of landing Amazon’s second headquarters depend on which of the company’s priorities—cost, economic impact, mass transit, diversity and available... To view the full story, click the title link.

M.T.A. May Have Inflated Number of Subway Power Delays

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

New York City Transit officials reportedly pressured staff to expand the number of subway delays that could be attributed to power issues and consequently Con Edison.

It may soon cost you to drive around Manhattan

last monthNews : USAToday: News

"Congestion Pricing" may soon affect drivers in certain parts of New York City.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing the measure to ease traffic congestion and raise funds for mass transit.        

Congestion pricing: Drivers could face $11.52 toll to enter Manhattan

last monthNews : USAToday: News

The plan would make New York the first city in the nation to have a congestion-pricing plan as a way to raise revenue to pay for its transit system and encourage less driving.        

Uber supports New York congestion pricing if it benefits mass transit

Uber said it supports congestion pricing in the heart of New York City if it’s applied to all vehicles and the revenue goes to mass transit. Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive... To view the full story, click the title link.

Teen Chef Flynn McGarry Plots All-Day Restaurant in New York City

The prodigy is transitioning from pop-up to permanence https://ny.eater.com/2018/1/19/16909634/flynn-mcgarry-opening-new-restaurant

What Toronto can learn from New York about transit

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Policy coordination is all well and good, but NYC's example shows what happens when a city loses its say on transit. The former TTC CEO, Andy Byford, just started his new job in New York City. He is now in charge of the New York City Transit Authority, which is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Show More Summary

On His First Day, Transit Chief Rode the Subway Into Work

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

On Tuesday, Andy Byford started what will undoubtedly be his most challenging transportation job yet as president of the New York City Transit system.

Subway Action Plan On A C E Lines

MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program returns with the first FASTRACK of the year on the    lines between Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. Beginning Monday, Jan. 15, an extensive amount of maintenance, cleaning and repair work to advance the MTA Subway Action Plan will be performed as New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program […]

New York to Launch Electric Bus Test & Evaluation Program of Five Xcelsior CHARGE Buses

New Flyer of America Inc. announced that the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, acting through the New York City Transit Authority, will launch its electric bus test.

MTA NYC Transit MLK Jr Day Service Info

Here is the MTA NYC Transit service plan information for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr 2018 holiday: On Monday, January 15, the New York City Subway will operate on a weekday schedule with minor timing changes.  Customers are advised to allow additional travel time, and use Subway Time for live wait times, or TripPlanner+ […]

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