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#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

#SocialMedia Conveyed NY Transit Updates During Hurricane #Sandy

Social media provided essential communication between NY area commuters and New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Rail Road during Hurricane Sandy Without a phone signal or other ways of finding transportation updates, commuters turned to LIRR and NJ Transit's Facebook and Twitter accounts, [Full Story…]

As MTA App Contest Closes, A Look at Some of the Contenders

As MTA App Contest Closes, A Look at Some of the Contenders

Last month, the MTA announced the launch of a new contest challenging app developers to come up with apps to help the riders of the various subways and commuter trains in NY.  With the deadline for the public to vote for the winners approaching this Wednesday, January 11, Metro Focus took a look at [Full Story…]

MTA Launches Train Time Pilot Program for LIRR Commuters

MTA Launches Train Time Pilot Program for LIRR Commuters

Yesterday, the MTA announced the launch of a pilot program for a new digital service aimed at Long Island Rail Road commuters.  Called Train Time, the service is designed to "provide real-time train arrival status to customers using mobile devices or desktop computers,"  according to an MTA press [Full Story…]

Wi-Fi Coming to Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road?

Wi-Fi Coming to Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road?

This week, Bethpage, LI based Cablevision submitted a proposal to the MTA to offer Wi-Fi on Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road commuter rail trains. This proposal is congruent with the company's current Wi-Fi development, as it has been expanding its Wi-Fi access in hotspots around the city [Full Story…]

Time Warner Cable Launching NYC Wi-Fi Hotspots

Time Warner Cable Launching NYC Wi-Fi Hotspots

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) has partnered with Cablevision (NYSE:CVC) to offer customers of its NYC Roadrunner broadband service access to "thousands" of free Optimum Wifi locations throughout Cablevision's service area.  In addition, Time Warner Cable will be operating its own [Full Story…]

MTA Exploring Wireless Options on Commuter Trains

MTA Exploring Wireless Options on Commuter Trains

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has invited developers to submit proposals for installing Internet service on Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road trains, including both services hubs in Manhattan, Pennsylvania Station and Grand Central Terminal.According to the Associated Press, [Full Story…]

MTA Lagging on Wireless Initiative

MTA Lagging on Wireless Initiative

New York Senator Charles Schumer made his disappointment with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) clear by saying that the agency is lagging behind cities like Boston and San Francisco in developing wireless Internet services for Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road. The MTA is [Full Story…]

Suburban Commuters Asked to Hold Cell Calls

Suburban Commuters Asked to Hold Cell Calls

Some suburban bus lines, notably private operator Lakeland Bus Lines which was highlighted in The Times' blog post here, have banned cell phone use by passengers except in emergency situations. The region's largest commuter railroads, the Long Island Rail Road and NJ Transit, don't have similar [Full Story…]