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Articles about "MTA"

  • What to Do in Anticipation of the L-Train Shutdown By David Dam | September 02, 2016

    The L-Train's shutdown in 2019 will impact hundreds of thousands of commuters. What can one do in the next few years to prepare for one of the biggest disruptions in subway history?

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  • Renovations to NYC Subway Unveiled: New Design Features and Station Upgrades By Zain Ul-Arifeen | July 26, 2016

    Major design feature upgrades and subway station renovations coming soon to New York City transit.

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  • L-Train Shutdown: The Issue, the Consequences, and the Proposed Solutions By Zain Ul-Arifeen | June 01, 2016

    What will life be like when the L-train shuts down? We delve into the immediate impacts and the potential mitigation strategies.

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  • 1 Venderbilt Rendering SotW: Vanderbilt Avenue By Serena Horrigan | June 09, 2015

    Considering official approval for One Vanderbilt just a couple of weeks ago, we're taking a look at Vanderbilt Avenue history for Street of the Week.

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  • Keep Your Connection as You Make a Connection: Subway WiFi Expands By Jonathan Tuason | June 03, 2014

    New York is taking a step towards the future as telecommunications company Transit Wireless works with the MTA to expand cell and WiFi service to even more subway stations.

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  • Finding Hidden Gems in NYC: There’s an App for That By Stephanie Fujihashi | March 25, 2014

    With the busy lifestyles that many of us New Yorkers have considered to be a normal part of our lives, we have a tendency to find a routine to stick to. Many of us go from point A to point B in the morning, just to turn around and go from point B right back to point A. We know which restaurants, bars, and barbers are within close proximity to our homes or our offices, but how often do we venture beyond the “norm,” and try something new?

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  • MTA Considering Big Changes in Future Subway Cars By Bryan Gamble | November 05, 2013

    Because most New Yorkers take the subway, most New Yorkers are familiar with the quirks, hassles and headaches that tend to grace our commutes. Peddlers, solicitors, musicians, dancers and ‘preachers’ roam between subway cars and test our patience and tolerance for these additions to the ride. Meanwhile passengers surge on doors and risk trampling one another to get on or get off at a stop. But there is a chance that these subway ails may become much more avoidable with the MTA’s new consideration to adopt articulated subway cars.

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  • Track Your Bus With MTA’s Bus Time By Bryan Gamble | October 21, 2013

    It’s a well known amongst New York City commuters that the decision to take an MTA bus often amounts to tempting fate when arriving somewhere on time is pertinent. On a good day, a bus will be several minutes off schedule or you’ll be thankful to sprint your bus, whereas on other days a single snowflake or raindrop will seemingly halt the entire fleet and leave you waiting indefinitely. Until now, the act of ‘tracking’ your bus has meant peaking over the curb and straining your eyes across traffic for a fleeting glimpse of (hopefully) your bus.

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  • Abandoned Rockaway Line: Reactivate or Elevate? By Shwetha Ravishankar | October 16, 2013

    The abandoned rail line in question is the Rockaway rail line, which closed in 1962. Today, the rail line is the grounds for overgrown weeds, trash, and graffiti. According to a recent MTA report, talks are on to reactivate the abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Rail Road.

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  • Making Progress on the Second Avenue Subway By Peter Black | October 10, 2013

    Time is beginning to remember “The Line That Time Forgot.” The 2nd Avenue Subway Line—which has been a bitter sore on NYC’s collective conscious for almost a century—is beginning to take shape. Originally proposed in 1929, the SAS is New York’s longest-running mega-project. Mayor Bloomberg reckons that he has a “ 50-50 chance of living to see the first person on it, but not much more than that.”

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