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Thursday July 19, 2018

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#MTA Will Move Forward with #OnTheGo Travel Stations

#MTA Will Move Forward with #OnTheGo Travel Stations

The MTA has announced the launch of at least 77 interactive touch-screen kiosks in subway stations across the city. The 'On the Go!' stations have been places at Bowling Green, Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave, and Penn Station, among others. They allows travelers to view ifnormation about their trip, [Full Story…]

#MTA Introduces High Tech Kiosks

#MTA Introduces High Tech Kiosks

The MTA has announced a plan to add 77 high-tech kiosks to 16 subway stations. The kiosks will give service updates, transit and street directions, and restaurant suggestions. The kiosks come after a 2011 pilot program that previously placed them in five subway stations. The New York Post [Full Story…]

#NYCSubway Pay Phones on the Decline

#NYCSubway Pay Phones on the Decline

According to an MTA survey, only 46% of the NYC Subway pay phones work, down 36 percent from 2011. Verizon, who used to operate the pay phones, sold it's division to Pacific Telemanagement Services who is now removing the remaining payphones The number of pay phones has dropped from 3,600 to 2,000 [Full Story…]

MTA Launches Interactive Subway Map

MTA Launches Interactive Subway Map

NY City Subway riders will now be able to navigate better with the just released interactive version of the MTA online subway map. With the new map, riders can zoom into sections of the map and easily access route information for each line whereas before the map could only be enlarged by opening a [Full Story…]

NY Designers Create #MTA #Android App in Less than A Day

NY Designers Create #MTA #Android App in Less than A Day

The Metropolitan Transit Authority released an iPhone app for subway arrivals, and less than a day later an independent developer created the app, Subway Time for Android. The MTA decided to let private developers create Windows and Android apps, and designers Elad Katz and his wife obliged. Katz, [Full Story…]

#MTA eFix Site Accepts Refund Requests Online

#MTA eFix Site Accepts Refund Requests Online

Now when people lose a NY MetroCard, they can fill out an online form for a refund. The MTA's eFix website accepts claims for 30-day unlimited cards and seven day Express Bus Plus MetroCards bought with a credit or debit card at an MTA vending machine. According to the NY Post, the MTA will refund a [Full Story…]

#Sandy Slightly Derails NY Subway Wi-Fi Installation

#Sandy Slightly Derails NY Subway Wi-Fi Installation

Plans for wireless service to NY’s 277 underground subway stations are slightly off track due to Hurricane Sandy. AM New York reports that 30 West Side and Midtown stations were supposed to be equipped with Wi-Fi as well as AT&T and T-Mobile cellular service by the end of the year. Due to the [Full Story…]

#MTA Holds First Video Conference Hearings

#MTA Holds First Video Conference Hearings

Recently, the MTA hosted its first video conference hearing in light of the recent proposal of fare hikes for the subway and tolls. However, according to The NY Post, only two people showed up to the event to record their feelings about the hikes on camera. One of the speakers, Kendra Bennett, noted [Full Story…]

NY Startups Stay Home During #Sandy

NY Startups Stay Home During #Sandy

Jason Babtiste, Onswipe CEO, said when subways shut down, employees work at home. He and a few engineers are camping out in their offices with food, flashlights and iPads. Other NYC startups including Kickstarter and SideTour also told their employees to stay home during the hurricane. Etsy put [Full Story…]

Manhattan and Queens Stations on Track for Wireless Service

Manhattan and Queens Stations on Track for Wireless Service

The MTA announced more subway stations would be equipped with wireless services. Currently service is only available along some 14th St. stops and the 23rd C/E stop. By next year, straphangers should be able to make calls in 25 more stations along Manhattan’s west side as well as 40 stations in [Full Story…]

#MTA Announces Smartphone App for Countdown Clocks

#MTA Announces Smartphone App for Countdown Clocks

The MTA announced that by the end of the year the subway countdown clocks for numbered lines will be available on smartphones and computers. Riders will be able to view this information for next day train times by downloading an MTA app or by going to their website, according to the NY Daily [Full Story…]

#MTA Cameras to Capture Proposed Fare Hike Response

#MTA Cameras to Capture Proposed Fare Hike Response

The MTA is instituting a new way for straphangers to comment on proposed fare hikes. Instead of attending public hearings, riders can comment directly into video cameras set up at four locations around the city. Transcripts and footage from the “video conference hearings” will be sent to MTA board [Full Story…]

Help Point Intercoms Being Installed in Subway Stations #MTA

Help Point Intercoms Being Installed in Subway Stations #MTA

Recently, the MTA announced that Help Point intercom's will be installed in 102 stations by the end of 2014. These intercom's will allow passengers to receive basic travel information or request emergency help. Eventually the devices will be present in all subway stations. NY Transit President [Full Story…]

#NYCMTA Chief Now Tweeting

#NYCMTA Chief Now Tweeting

MTA Chief Joseph Lhota's Twitter account is unique among NY's politicians, reporters and city officials. He runs his Twitter on his own, and doesn't allow for much shame or editing. According to the NY Times, Lhota has enthusiastically tweeted about the cancellation of "Jersey Shore," and has even [Full Story…]

New Cab Hailing App for Disabled #AccessibleDispatch

New Cab Hailing App for Disabled #AccessibleDispatch

Recently, city officials announced the new "Accessible Dispatch" system for wheelchair users in Manhattan. The system, according to The Wall Street Journal, will allow these users to set up a cab ride using either a phone app, the internet, phone, text, or by calling 311. This initiative results [Full Story…]