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Why the L Train Broke Monday... And Why It Might Keep Happening

Monday, June 17, 2013

WNYC

A sight you do not want to see in the morning as you're walking down Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn toward the L train subway stop is a long line of commuters outside the local livery cab dispatch station. It can only mean one thing: the trains aren't moving. That's what happened Monday morning. Now the question is: will it keep happening? 

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NYC Subway Delays Up Last Year, Even Before Sandy

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

WNYC

Storm Sandy caused an almost 30 percent increase in subway delays during the first three months of 2013. That expected finding comes from a Straphangers Campaign study of electronic alerts by the New York MTA. But the study also found that the problems weren't just storm-related: subway delays were up by 10 percent last year in the ten months before Sandy.

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NY MTA Ponders How To Spend An Extra $40 Million

Monday, April 22, 2013

WNYC

The NY MTA is deciding all the time how to spend the discretionary part of its budget. But rarely is that budget unexpectedly enriched by an extra $40 million, which occurred last month when Albany bestowed that much more than requested in state funds. Now the debate begins on how to spend it.

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After Boston, NY and NJ Transit On Heightened Alert

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WNYC

In the wake of the Boston bombings, transit systems around New York and New Jersey are beefing up security.   It's part reassurance, part having "more eyes and ears -- and in the case of police dogs -- noses out there," says an MTA spokesman.

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WNYC News

MTA's BusTime Off To Fast Start

Friday, March 23, 2012

WNYC

The old adage is true: “If you build a system for mobile devices that allows Staten Islanders to find out when their bus will arrive, they will come.”

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WNYC News

MTA Delays Dollar Charge On New Metrocards

Monday, October 24, 2011

WNYC

A controversial plan by the MTA to charge a dollar for a new Metrocard has been put off until at least until January. Programming Metrocard vending machines to charge the fee has turned out to be harder than the authority expected.

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WNYC News

Former Cablevision Exec Lhota Tapped as Next MTA Chief

Thursday, October 20, 2011

WNYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo has nominated Cablevision executive Joseph Lhota to be the next chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the largest transit system in North America.

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