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MTA approves capital program for 2015-2019

The $29-billion Capital Program will finance thousands of new train cars, subway cars, and buses. It also set aside an additional $2.8 billion to improve subway stations, instal countdown clocks at most of the subway stations, and finish the implementation of the Positive Train Control technology on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North Railroad. Read More »

Virtual pocket clock to improve punctuality of MTA buses

MTA New York City Transit recently announced that the MTA Bus Time service will provide its users with a new virtual pocket “countdown clock” that will show bus location information according to distance-based information at any stop throughout the city, which will enable bus riders to see the time that their bus will arrive as well as enable them to plan their trips with better punctuality. Read More »

Copper cable theft closes entire New York City subway line

Thousands of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit subway riders were left without transportation after someone stole the copper cable from the "A" line tracks near Howard Beach, Queens. Workers are laboring to restore service on the line soon. The delay caused a domino effect for other travelers throughout the day, and these residual delays will take some time to disappear entirely. Read More »

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