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49 New NYC Transit Apps Unveiled for 2013 MTA App Quest

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

With a grand project underway to wire all NYC subway stations, the NY MTA is hunting for new smartphone apps aimed at riders. This year there's $50,000 in incentives. Tuesday, the agency released the long list of competitors in the 2013 MTA App Quest

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Transportation Nation

NYC Subways Inch Closer to Full Cell Coverage with Verizon Deal

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WNYC

This week, Verizon became the last of the major cell phone carriers to ink a deal to deliver cell service to the NYC subway system. But that doesn't mean all the platforms will be buzzing with incoming calls. 

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Transportation Nation

Your R Train Tunnel Outage Survival Guide. BONUS: Fun Flowchart

Thursday, August 01, 2013

WNYC

Wondering how to get to work next week when the R Train stops running between Manhattan and Brooklyn? We've got you covered with a list of all the options and a handy, printable, subway flow chart.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: A Ride on the NYC Subway -- in 1905

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Men in bowlers! Women in full-length gowns and floral hats! The clothes won't be familiar, but there's a lot for riders of today's 4/5/6 train to recognize.

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The Takeaway

The People Behind the Speakers

Monday, July 29, 2013

Imagine there was a voice that could guide you though everyday activities. While this is still an impossibility, Jack Fox and Carolyn Hopkins—the voices of the subway, airport system, and many other automated announcement mechanisms—are the next closest things. They join us to discuss what it's like to have their voices in over 100 airports and transit centers in cities around the world.

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Transportation Nation

NY MTA Chief on Airport Rail, Citi Bike, and Second Avenue Subway

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The head of the nation's largest transit system spent almost half an hour fielding questions on everything from subway countdown clocks to a rail link to LaGuardia to whether or not the MTA should be controlled by NYC's mayor.

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Transportation Nation

Spotted: New G Train Signage

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WNYC

Remember when the MTA said it would try to make the stubby G train less annoying? While the frequency of trains won't increase until 2014, the signs helping riders figure out where to stand on platforms are going into stations now.

Because the G is only four cars ...

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Transportation Nation

MTA's Financial Future Better -- But Fare Hikes Still Coming

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The deficits looming at New York's MTA won't be quite as high as projections from a few months ago -- but the nation's largest transit agency says biannual fare hikes are still necessary. Translation: riders will pay more for a MetroCard in both 2015 and 2017.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

MTA Restores Service, Talks "Millennials"

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The MTA's preliminary budget adds service to the M and G subway lines, plus restores previous cuts to several bus lines. Kate Hinds, reporter for Transportation Nation, recaps the proposals and we hear from listeners about the possibility of expanding station naming rights to raise more funds.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Restoring Service on Some Lines

Monday, July 22, 2013

WNYC
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says for the second year in a row, it's able to restore some service it slashed in 2010.
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WNYC News

One NY Artist: Actor and Video Producer Gary Lee Mahmoud

Saturday, July 20, 2013

There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.

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Transportation Nation

NY MTA Tries to Make G Train Less Annoying

Monday, July 15, 2013

WNYC

Riding the G train could make a little more sense by the end of the year and wait times could drop if proposals released Monday by the NY MTA are implemented.

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Transportation Nation

Explainer: Perfluorocarbons, the Gas Released In NYC's Subway Airflow Test

Thursday, July 11, 2013

WNYC

When researchers released a tracer gas containing a chemical called perfluorocarbon into New York's subway on Tuesday, it didn't take long for people to wonder if that so-called nontoxic gas might not be all that harmless. Short answer: it's safe.

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WNYC News

Work to Delay Subway Service This Weekend

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Expect delays on more than a dozen subway lines this weekend. The planned upgrading and maintenance work for tracks, stations, and signal systems is part of the Capital Rebuilding Program.

Here's a list of the specific changes from the MTA:

 

 

 

 

2   From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Your Ways to Improve the NYC Subway

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Designer Randy Gregory has started a Tumblr for his "100 Ways to Improve the NYC Subway" -- one idea a day from odor detectors to a LaGuardia AirTrain. We discuss some of his ideas, and take your suggestions. How would you improve the NYC subway? Ideas big or small, realistic or far-fetched, post your here or call 212-433-9692.

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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

With A Line Service Restored, NYC Subway Is Whole Again

Thursday, May 30, 2013

WNYC

The A train is back in the Rockaways after Storm Sandy knocked it out for seven months. With its return, the last empty space on the subway map has been restored, post-flood.

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Transportation Nation

Bike Share Wins Manhattan Transpo Showdown

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

As part of the "first-ever thoroughly unscientific WNYC Transportation Road Rally," three WNYC staffers were taken to a corner on the Lower East Side and assigned separate modes of transportation: bike share, taxi, and subway. The challenge: be the first to make his/her way back to the station, located in Manhattan's far west Soho neighborhood.

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Transportation Nation

A Train Service to the Rockaways To Begin May 30

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A train service over Jamaica Bay will resume seven months after Sandy washed away the tracks.

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WNYC News

Escaped Prisoner Caught in Upper Manhattan

Monday, May 06, 2013

Police say they've caught the18-year-old  fugitive who's escape shut down train lines across upper Manhattan.

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