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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…]

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…]

Sergey Brin Spotted on NY #Subway Wearing #Google Goggles

Sergey Brin Spotted on NY #Subway Wearing #Google Goggles

Sergey Brin was seen on a downtown number 3 train Sunday afternoon wearing Google Goggles. Rider Noah Zerkin snapped a photo of the billionaire co-founder of Google. Apparently the other passengers didn’t notice Brin or his exotic headwear. When Zerkin asked how the development was going, Brin [Full Story…]

#Microsoft Paints the #TimesSquare Shuttle Pink

#Microsoft Paints the #TimesSquare Shuttle Pink

Riders of the S train between Grand Central and Times Square are in for a massive dose of pink. According to Mashable, Microsoft’s subway ad campaign involves coating the interiors of shuttle cars with the same bright color as its Surface tablet’s ultra-thin touchcovers. Video screens play a [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…]

#Microsoft Sponsors Free NY Wi-Fi

#Microsoft Sponsors Free NY Wi-Fi

Starting today, Microsoft's free "Wi-Fidelity" service will be available in hot spots around NY. According to TechCrunch, Boingo will be the provider for most of these hot spots. However, on November 1, more than 200 areas in NYC will also offer free Wi-Fi. This initiative is meant to hype up the [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…]

Cryptic Subway Code Cracked by Redditors

Cryptic Subway Code Cracked by Redditors

Recently, Reddit user delverofsecrets posted photos of a cryptic note that he received from a man on the 1 subway train in NY. The user asked the Reddit community to help identify what the characters might mean, and many quickly helped solve the message. According to Mashable, the man handed this [Full Story…]

NY Transportation Apps Thrive in World of Data Availability

NY Transportation Apps Thrive in World of Data Availability

Mobile app developers are making an effort to keep up with NY's ever-changing transportation system. According to Crain's New York Business, when Jonathan Wegener's Exit Strategy NYC App was released in 2009, there were only three other subway apps available to users. Now, there are 56 iPhone apps, [Full Story…]

Cell Phone, WiFi Coming to 30 More Subway Platforms

Cell Phone, WiFi Coming to 30 More Subway Platforms

Some 30 additional NY subway stations will get cellphone and WiFi service in 2012 including Times Square, Columbus Circle and and Rockefeller Center according to Transit Wireless, the firm conducting the improvements. The company launched cell service in six stations in September, and will begin new [Full Story…]

R Train, the Subway Line to Many NY-Based Startups

R Train, the Subway Line to Many NY-Based Startups

According to an analysis done by the New York Daily News, the paper found that the R train is the main connector where VC firms and many of NY startups can be found aka NY's  "Silicon Subway." According to data provided by to the paper by CB Insights, 64 of the 100 startups that have raised the [Full Story…]

Hot Male NY Straphangers on Subwaycrush.net

Hot Male NY Straphangers on Subwaycrush.net

The New York subway system is the inspiration behind Subwaycrush.net --a NY version of the British tubecrush.net. According to The New York Daily News, the site features photos that straphangers randomly snap of men in the subway that are considered to be "good-looking." Although it appears that [Full Story…]

MTA to Add Cell Service to Some Subway Platforms Tomorrow

MTA to Add Cell Service to Some Subway Platforms Tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, a new pilot program involving AT&T, T-Mobile and the MTA will be put into effect to add its cellular service to a handful of subway platforms.  For this pilot program, stations that run along 14th Street (stations from the A, C, E, F, L, M,  1, 2 and 3 lines) will gain cell [Full Story…]