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Transportation Nation

MTA Had Plan to Keep Subways Running Despite Heavy Snow

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's called Plan V. But Gov. Cuomo instead shut the nation's largest mass transit system down for the first time because of snow.
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Transportation Nation

Your Coming MTA Fare Hike, Explained

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As expected, the MTA voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls. But before you fixate on the 25-cent increase, take heart: there's another way of looking at it.
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WNYC News

Why MetroCards Are Like Paper Towels

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WNYC
A WNYC data analysis shows that buying in bulk has its price: Riders from poor neighborhoods use more expensive fare cards.

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Transportation Nation

The New MetroCard Probably Won't Be a Card

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The MTA is at least five years away from implementing its new fare payment system. Meanwhile, it has to keep the MetroCard limping along.
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WNYC News

Fire at Penn Station Disrupts LIRR Service

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WNYC
The FDNY says the fire, which is now under control, started near an underground construction site at Penn Station.

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Transportation Nation

Subway Emergency Exit Alarms Will No Longer Drive You Nuts

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Yorkers, our long national nightmare of alarmed subway emergency exit doors is finally over.
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Transportation Nation

MTA's New Etiquette Campaign: Keep Your Knees Together and Your Bodies Off the Pole

Monday, December 22, 2014

As subway ridership reaches record numbers, New Yorkers are getting "gentle but firm" reminders about courtesy and spatial awareness.
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Transportation Nation

MTA To Combat Subway Delays With 'Platform Conductors'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ridership on the New York City subway is booming — and so are delays.
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Transportation Nation

This Bus Is Slower Than a Lava Flow

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The M79, an actual motor vehicle that zooms across Manhattan at about half the speed of flowing lava, just won this year's Pokey award. 
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Transportation Nation

MTA Kicks off Public Hearings on Fare Proposals

Monday, December 01, 2014

The MTA is considering raising base bus and subway fares by a quarter, from $2.50 to $2.75.
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WNYC News

Reinvention Commission Calls for 'New MTA'

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Panel says climate change, population growth and funding are the biggest challenges facing the MTA in the next century.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stop "Man-Spreading" and Take Off Your Backpack

Friday, November 21, 2014

The MTA announced a new campaign to launch in January aimed at getting people not to take up other people's space on the trains or wearing backpacks. What else should it include?

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Transportation Nation

Subway Platform Barriers Not Easy to Come By

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The fatal shoving of a 61-year-old man in front of a D train earlier this week is renewing calls for protective subway platform barriers. But that retrofit is far from simple.
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Transportation Nation

Your Subway Fare is Going Up. It's Only a Question of How.

Monday, November 17, 2014

New York City transit riders will be paying more next March. The question is how.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Behold the Fulton Center Oculus

Monday, November 10, 2014

The transit hub in lower Manhattan is open to commuters today, and it features an atrium that brings light down into the station. The MTA Arts & Design director tells us how it works. 

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Transportation Nation

MTA Opens 'Magical' Fulton Center Transit Hub

Sunday, November 09, 2014

WNYC
Officials cut the ribbon at the soaring new station in lower Manhattan on Sunday ahead of its public debut on Monday.
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WNYC News

Get Ready to Pay More to Ride the Subway

Monday, November 03, 2014

The MTA wants $32 billion for improvements and new projects, but only has $17 billion. Politicians aren't saying how they'll bridge the gap. Guess who'll get the bill?

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Transportation Nation

Giant Bit Drills Subway Car

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AP
The construction drill bit pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens, coming into contact with an occupied train a short distance away from a station platform.
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Transportation Nation

Fulton Center To Open Next Month

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Grand Central of downtown will open to passengers in November, providing a light-infused entrance to nine separate subway lines in Lower Manhattan.
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WQXR Blog

Video: Subway Musicians Connect in a Wi-Fi-Enabled Symphony

Friday, October 24, 2014

As Wi-Fi service gradually expands through New York City's subways, it was only a matter of time before busking musicians would find a way to turn it to their advantage.
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