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Transportation Nation

NYPD Commissioner to Ride the Rails in the Wee Hours

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Riding the subway late at night? Keep your eyes peeled, because New York's top cop might be, too.

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Transportation Nation

Queens Business Owners Dreading 7 Train Service Changes

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Riders who depend on the 7 train are in for more headaches over the next few months. Starting late Friday night, the MTA will suspend service between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza for 13 weekends through July. In that time, the MTA plans to complete infrastructure work, track replacement and signal system upgrades.

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Transportation Nation

Come On and Touch Me: MTA Rolls Out Interactive Info Screens

Friday, February 14, 2014

The MTA's long-awaited touchscreen maps are being installed at key stations throughout the subway system—and now 18 of them are at Grand Central Terminal.

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Transportation Nation

Spotted: Outlaw Subway Signs To Ease Riders Through The Labyrinth

Monday, February 10, 2014

It's a high-order skill of the veteran NYC straphanger: boarding a subway train at the exact car and door that will disgorge you at the other end, close to your connecting train or station exit.

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Transportation Nation

What Happens When 140-Year-Old Water Main Bursts

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Voicing the frustrations of many New Yorkers, Greta Floyd from Jamaica, Queens, said the subway disruptions were a major annoyance. "It's not that inconvenient; it's just lately everything in New York is a natural disaster. Every time something happens, everything falls apart."

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Transportation Nation

Your Questions Answered: How to Navigate NYC on New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WNYC

At 3pm today, the NYPD will begin opening the designated viewing areas around Times Square, where a million people are expected to gather for the celebration. Below, we answer questions about how to get around -- and what to expect. Pro tip: before you get to the standing around part, you'll probably be doing a fair amount of walking.

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Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: See the New 7 Train Extension—Before it Opens

Friday, December 20, 2013

In his last days in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is shoring up his legacy by highlighting his accomplishments. So even though the new subway station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue won't be open for several more months, it's operational enough that the outgoing mayor was able to christen it.

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Transportation Nation

"Disorienting" Photos Spruce Up Subway Stop

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WNYC

Straphangers passing through the Bowling Green subway station may be made dizzy by an array of back-lit photos that look straight down on Manhattan intersections.

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Transportation Nation

NYC Subway Breaks Ridership Record

Thursday, November 21, 2013

WNYC

If you were in New York City on Thursday, October 24th, chances are you rode the subway. You weren't alone.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Metro To Begin Running New Railcars In Late 2014

Friday, November 01, 2013

WAMU

D.C.'s new Metro cars are "a complete departure" from what transit riders have seen for the last four decades, according to the agency's chief.

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Transportation Nation

UPDATED: Is The MTA Prepared For Another Sandy?

Monday, October 28, 2013

WNYC

Here's what we know: the MTA is applying for $4.5 billion in federal funds to fortify New York's transit system against future storms. What we don't yet know: will the authority figure out how to to seal off the mouths of the 14 tubes that lie beneath the city's waterways?

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Transportation Nation

Free Ride: New York's MTA to Waive Fares for Some Subway Lines on Sandy Anniversary

Friday, October 25, 2013

Some of the MTA's hardest-hit subway lines will be free on October 29.

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Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: Subway Kittens Contained -- For Now

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Arthur and August, the subway-delaying felines whose escapades briefly halted service at one Brooklyn station this summer, have been adopted.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: Repairing the Sandy-Flooded R Train Subway Tunnel

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

WNYC

What does it take to repair a subway tunnel that was inundated with 27 million gallons of salt water? Watch and see.

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Transportation Nation

Subway Kittens Ready for Forever Home

Friday, October 18, 2013

WNYC

The so-called subway kittens -- who caused train service to be briefly halted in Brooklyn earlier this year -- are now old enough to be adopted. But get in line: the duo already have a long list of suitors.

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Soundcheck

Subway Album Covers

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

An exhibit at the New York Transit Museum features 3 decades of album cover art inspired by the subway. A look at the albums - plus a chat with Latin Soul King Joe "Subway Joe" Bataan.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Chief: More Sandy-Related Subway Tunnel Closures Are Coming

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WNYC

UPDATE Subway riders should expect significant shut-downs of lines that use tubes to move in and out of Manhattan--but not as bad as the current 14-month closure of the R train tunnel under New York harbor. That's the warning from MTA chairman Tom Prendergast.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Underneath New York

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vanity Fair international correspondent, William Langewiesche, talks about his exploration of New York's underground infrastructure in the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

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Transportation Nation

Subway Kittens Land on All Four Paws in Brooklyn

Thursday, September 05, 2013

The kittens whose sheer cuteness caused subway service at one New York City station to grind to a halt last week are now living the good life in Bushwick — at least for the next month or so. Potential adopters, start your engines. 

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WNYC News

You Can Now Adopt the Subway Kittens

Friday, August 30, 2013

The two kittens that shut down a section of the B and Q subway lines when they escaped onto the tracks are now up for adoption.

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