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Transportation Nation

G Train Shutting Down Between Brooklyn and Queens For 5 Weeks

Friday, July 25, 2014

The MTA says the shutdown, beginning Friday night, is necessary so the agency can make repairs to tunnels that were flooded by Sandy.

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WQXR Blog

Los Angeles Promises New Subway Won't Disturb Disney Hall Concerts

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles appears to be on course to stemming a problem that is a familiar irritant to many New York concertgoers: subway noise.

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Transportation Nation

Two More NYC Subway Lines To Get Scrutinized

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The MTA is reviewing the A and the C lines. But while there's good reason to believe the study will lead to service improvements, the agency is also trying to manage expectations.

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Transportation Nation

No, C Train Riders, You Are Not Getting New Subway Cars

Monday, June 16, 2014

No, it's not a heat-induced hallucination: that really is a newer-model C train rumbling down the tracks. But, like the summer months, it's fleeting.

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Transportation Nation

Ghost Train No More: G Train Service Increases in NYC

Monday, June 09, 2014

One of NYC's fastest-growing subway lines just got a service bump: the MTA is now running G trains every eight minutes. 

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99% Invisible

117- Clean Trains

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In just about every movie set in New York City in the 1970s and 80s there's an establishing shot with a graffiti-covered subway. For city officials, train graffiti was a sign that they had lost control. So, starting in the early 70s,

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WNYC News

Map: More Subway Stations Go Wireless

Thursday, May 15, 2014

WNYC

While mobile device users with AT&T plans have lately lost some underground wireless connectivity, riders with the other big three phone carriers can now log on at more subway stations.

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Transportation Nation

Life is About to Get a Little Better for L Train Riders

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WNYC

The MTA plans to add dozens of train trips to the L and M subway lines this fall, primarily because of explosive growth in the parts of North Brooklyn served by the lines.

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WNYC News

Vying for a Busking Spot Underground

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A ragtime xylophone player, a Buddy Holly tribute band and an eight-piece international ska/reggae/roots group are just a few of the 60 performers vying for a coveted spot playing in the MTA's Music Under New York Program.

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Transportation Nation

NYC Subway Service is Either 'Deteriorating' — Or Not

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

MTA subway service alerts have jumped 35 percent between 2011 and 2013. But what that actually means is open to debate.

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WNYC Newscast

Subway Service Returns After Friday Derailment

Monday, May 05, 2014

The MTA says normal service was resuming on the E, F, M and R lines for the morning rush hour following last week's derailment.

The agency says all of the subway cars that derailed in a Queens tunnel on Friday were removed from the tracks over the weekend. The ...

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Transportation Nation

Photos: The Second Avenue Subway, Under Construction

Friday, May 02, 2014

The first leg of the the Second Avenue Subway is on track to open in less than one thousand days. It's two-thirds of the way done. See for yourself, inside.

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Transportation Nation

Subway Derailment in Queens Injures 19

Friday, May 02, 2014

The derailment happened around 10:30 a.m. in a tunnel near the 65th Street Station in Woodside. The MTA says the middle six cars of the train left the track.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Transit Exec Resigns In Wake Of Damning Federal Audit

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WAMU

The chief financial officer of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is resigning to take a job in the private sector.

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WNYC News

MTA Warns Riders: Beware of Skimmers!

Friday, April 11, 2014

The MTA is putting riders on alert after a customer discovered a skimming device at a MetroCard vending machine at the 59th St/Columbus Circle station. So if you swiped your card at the station anytime in the past couple of days, you should check your bill.

This marks the second ...

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The Takeaway

The Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Built the First Subway

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What the fans may not realize is that one of the greatest New York–Boston rivalries didn’t happen on a baseball diamond, it happened underground, spurring the very thing that may be bringing fans to a game: The subway.

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Transportation Nation

G Train Faces Summer Shutdown

Friday, April 04, 2014

Sandy is the gift that keeps on giving for the New York City subway system. The G train won't run between Brooklyn and Queens for five weeks this summer so the MTA can finish repairing massive damage caused by the storm.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Subway is Packed. Now What?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Subway ridership hasn't been this high since 1949. Turns out, a lot has happened in the past 65 years that has implications for service, repairs, and those crowded cars.

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Transportation Nation

Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

More people rode New York City's subways last year than any time since 1949 — and Brooklyn is one of the reasons for the boom.

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Transportation Nation

Which Subway Line is The Dirtiest?

Friday, March 21, 2014

WNYC

Good news if you ride the L, bad news if you take the D train.

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