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In crisis once again, MTA looks to private sector proposals for help

If New Yorkers remember the Genius Challenge from 2017, as the “summer of hell” loomed, 2020 looks worse but not different for the MTA as the financial crisis from COVID-19 pushes the agency once again into the arms of the private sector. On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority put out the call to the tech […]

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Advocates predict ‘doomsday’ cuts to MTA service if federal funds are not delivered

It may not end up looking like Mad Max, but the Riders Alliance says major cuts to transit could mean a “doomsday” scenario for communities across the city as the MTA’s fiscal crisis continues to spin out of control. Predicting that many communities could become isolated transit deserts while overcrowding could leave straphangers exposed to […]

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MTA adds 9,000 digital panels to keep riders informed and sell more ads

As ridership picks up from the lowest of lows during the COVID-19 pandemic, the MTA plans to put more real-time information about trains at the disposal of customers. About 9,000 new digital screens have been or will be installed in the weeks to come to provide insight to riders about service changes, delays, service alternatives, […]

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Trains face delays after person gets hit by subway in Queens: NYPD

There are multiple transit delays in Queens after a person was hit by a train on Tuesday morning. According to the MTA, an unauthorized person was hit by a train at the 63 Dr – Rego Park station just before 9 a.m. on July 7. While emergency teams are responding to the incident, there will […]

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City slices funding to provide discounted MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers

While announcing billions of dollars in cuts, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that the 2021 fiscal year budget, though impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, nonetheless aimed to make New York City fairer for everyone. But that message was undermined by the outcry against his administration’s decision to cut funding for half-priced MetroCards by $65 million […]

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