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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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Transportation Nation

NYC Sets One-Day Subway Ridership Record

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

If you were in New York City on September 23, chances are good you rode the subway.
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WNYC News

DiNapoli: More MTA Debt Would Cause Fare and Toll Spike

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says simply borrowing the money to pay for the MTA's new Capital Plan could be costly for riders.

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Transportation Nation

Godfather of the MTA William Ronan Dies

Friday, October 17, 2014

A well-known advocate of public transportation, Ronan was key to the expansion of transit options in the New York metropolitan area.
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Transportation Nation

Ebola on the Subway? FAQ

Friday, October 17, 2014

You avoid grabbing the pole. You use hand sanitizer liberally. But should you worry about Ebola underground?
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WNYC News

VIDEO: Floodproofing NYC Transit

Friday, October 17, 2014

Reinforced elevator walls, floodgate panels and collection basins below subway vents are being installed in high-risk transit stations.

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Transportation Nation

New York Governor Says MTA's $15 Billion Budget Gap Is Part of the "Dance"

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Cuomo is characterizing a yawning gap in the MTA's five-year capital project plan by dismissing it as part of the budgetary process.
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Transportation Nation

State Review Board Nixes MTA Capital Program

Friday, October 03, 2014

A veto is the latest blockade facing the 2015-2019 infrastructure plan after it was revealed the program is facing a $15.2 billion funding deficit.
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Transportation Nation

Repairing Sandy Damaged Rail Tunnels Could Snarl Commute for Years

Thursday, October 02, 2014

WNYC
Four of the six tunnels that carry Amtrak, NJ Transit and LIRR trains in and out of Manhattan need serious repair work, which would cause major commuting disruption.
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Transportation Nation

MTA Makes the Case for $32 Billion Investment

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Every five years, the MTA lays out the major projects it plans to undertake — and how it will fund them. Now, facing a $15 billion shortfall, it needs buy-in from all stakeholders.
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Transportation Nation

First Look: The MTA's 2015-2019 Capital Program

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway, a contactless fare payment system, and Metro-North trains into Penn Station: it's all part of the MTA's proposed new five-year capital plan.
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Transportation Nation

Video: Green Space and Art Anchor the New #7 Train Subway Station

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

When the #7 train extension opens next year, it will have a "lush park" at the subway entrance — and one of the system's largest mosaics.
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Transportation Nation

The MTA's Next Capital Program Faces Massive Shortfall

Monday, September 22, 2014

The MTA says nearly half of its upcoming capital program — which includes projects like the next phase of the Second Avenue Subway — is unfunded.
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Transportation Nation

More Subway Tunnel Repairs and Closures To Come

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Just when you started to enjoy the return of the R Train tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn, the "Cranberry Tube" on the A and C line gets ready for repairs.
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Transportation Nation

R Train Riders Get Back Their Uninterrupted Commute

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Repairs to the tunnel are finally done and riders can travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan more easily. 
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Transportation Nation

Yes, The R Train Will Connect Brooklyn and Manhattan Once Again

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WNYC
The MTA is tight as a clam, but transit workers confirm the year-long tunnel closure ends Monday, 5 am.
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Transportation Nation

It's Baaack: Full G Train Services Resumes After 5 Weeks of Repairs

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The G train is running normally again following an intensive burst of work to repair Sandy-related damage.
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Transportation Nation

The G Train Is Back, And Riders Are Not Happy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

As the G train returns to service next week, a free transfer from the G to the J/M will come to an end. Riders and elected officials are hoping to make it permanent. 
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