Articles tagged “mta”

New York City’s Mass Transit Network Is Still Stuck in the 1930s

New York City’s Mass Transit Network Is Still Stuck in the 1930s

Associated Press

There's something about the old-school nature of the system that's charming -- until you're stuck on a delayed train.

3 years ago

NYC Subways to Expand Wireless Services to 40 More Stations

NYC Subways to Expand Wireless Services to 40 More Stations

Bloomberg

New York City has an ambitious plan to get wireless service to all 277 underground stations by 2017, and by that time we will take it all for granted.

3 years ago

New York City Wants to Spend $32 Billion on Subway and Rail Expansion

New York City Wants to Spend $32 Billion on Subway and Rail Expansion

Michelle Kaske , Bloomberg

If the MTA promised to use a few billion to raze Penn Station to the ground it could raise the money in a day from the region's beleaguered travelers forced to pass through that transportation nightmare.

3 years ago

New York MTA Considers 17% Wage Hike for Transit Workers

New York MTA Considers 17% Wage Hike for Transit Workers

Michelle Kaske , Bloomberg

Strikes in the travel industry lead to million dollar losses for companies from airports to transit systems, providing a high incentive for executives to work out deals before customers' commute are distrupted.

4 years ago

Massimo Vignelli, the Travel Industry’s Greatest Designer, Dies at 83

Massimo Vignelli, the Travel Industry’s Greatest Designer, Dies at 83

Jason Clampet, Skift

You only need to look as far as Brazil's World Cup logo to see that travel graphic design is in a rather poor state at this moment.

4 years ago

NYC Regional Rail Tickets Will Go Mobile in a Matter of Months

NYC Regional Rail Tickets Will Go Mobile in a Matter of Months

Samantha Shankman, Skift

NYC is behind other major metropolitan areas in implementing mobile ticketing so we hope this announcement is quickly followed up with the introduction of mobile ticketing throughout the city's public transit system.

4 years ago

New York City Subway Ridership Reaches Highest Level Since 1949

New York City Subway Ridership Reaches Highest Level Since 1949

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The significant increase in subway ridership underlines the importance of public transit today and highlights the city's responsibility to respond with improved service and features that make the NYC system on par with transit options offered around the world.

4 years ago

The MTA Plans to Turn New Yorkers’ Smartphones into Subway Passes

The MTA Plans to Turn New Yorkers’ Smartphones into Subway Passes

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Introducing a next-generation transit pass, especially one accessible on smartphones, will significantly improve New York City's transport infrastructure and its bragging rights.

4 years ago

New York City Releases New Transit Map for Superbowl Attendees

New York City Releases New Transit Map for Superbowl Attendees

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Super Bowl attendees will need more than this map to navigate the region's far from well-designed transit network. However, this and MTA's Weekender map show a slowly improving design sensibility within the transit agencies.

4 years ago

U.S. Government Issues Emergency Safety Orders to New York Rail Agency

U.S. Government Issues Emergency Safety Orders to New York Rail Agency

Mark Hosenball, Reuters

The Feds have to act quickly after such an avoidable incident to ensure that it does not happen again and boost confidence among the Americans who rely on the transportation even in light of the event.

4 years ago

NYC Takes Subway Riders Underground with Amazing Flickr Account

NYC Takes Subway Riders Underground with Amazing Flickr Account

Samantha Shankman, Skift

MTA's Flickr page started attracting fans last year with rare photos of an empty city during Hurricane Sandy. It has since chronicled the current-day construction of the NYC transit system, a digital time capsule that will surely be looked at for generations to come.

4 years ago

New York Governor Announces Probe Into Train Derailment

New York Governor Announces Probe Into Train Derailment

4 years ago