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Articles about "Metropolitan Transit Authority"

  • #TBT: Tracking the Subway’s History By Serena Horrigan | April 30, 2015

    The NYC Subway is part of our lives, for better or worse. Track its subterranean history with us; there are secrets hidden underground!

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  • Subway Fanatic's Book Series In the Works For Forty Years and Counting By Olivia Smedley | September 10, 2013

    Everyday, millions of New Yorkers, commuters, and tourists alike take the plunge under the sidewalk to catch a subway train. Riding the subway is a tedious but necessary evil for anyone who needs to get around quickly and inexpensively.

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  • Penn Station Moves Forward in Renovation By Stephanie Spencer | July 03, 2012

    With daily commuters heavily crowding the dimly lit basement walls, Penn Station and Garment District residents have the Metropolitan Transit Authority to thank for its future. The transit authority announced on July 1st that Aecom, a Los Angeles based construction firm, will devise a renovation plan that will hopefully improve Manhattan apartment owner and commuters’ overall experience. Once the firm evaluates the station, deciding which essentials to focus on, responsibly will be divided between the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, and Amtrak. The entitled plan, Penn Station Vision, will not be paid for by Moynihan Station as previously believed, and instead will be funded by the MTA’s next five-year capital plan, taking effect in 2015. Lack of federal funds, however, may possibly hinder the MTA’s plans for construction in the future.

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  • A Museum Guide to Subway Art: There's an App for that By Gabrielle Hughes | March 19, 2012

    New York City's art scene is arbuably the most expansive in the world, and since 1985, neighborhood subway stations have been adorned with mosaics, stained glass, and even randomly dispersed miniature bronze men. The artwork is seen daily by 8.5 million commuters, and now, discovering the artist responsible, or gathering further information about a particular piece, can simply be done through consulting a smartphone.

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  • MTA Plans Sleepovers with Disgruntled Upper East Siders By Daniel Muhlenberg | February 23, 2012

    In what surely must be a first, MTA officials will be making late-night home visits to residents of the Upper East Side apartments near construction sites for the upcoming Second Avenue Subway. This unusual plan stemmed from a meeting between MTA officials and home and business owners around 72nd Street, many of whom were incensed about the veritable plague of ongoing noise has kept them up at night and driven customers away during the day. So MTA officials want to experience firsthand what it's like to be harried by the sound of jackhammers at 2:00 in the morning, presumably in order to better assess whether they need to change their approach to the new construction project.

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  • New Fulton Street Transit Center Provides a Glimpse of the Future By Daniel Muhlenberg | February 21, 2012

    If you want to know the difference between a subway stop and a transit center (hint: Subway stops don’t cost $1.4 billion to renovate), look no further than Fulton Street in the Financial District. Straphangers have endured years of construction there, but new renderings of what’s to come make it look like the headaches will be well worth it.

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