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One of New York State's most populous cities will now provide passengers with the option to pay via smartphone on its transit services, as it launches RTS Go in partnership with Masabi.
The statistics, released in MTA's 2019 full-year subway statistics report, also reveal a reduction in delays and a fall in the number of major incidents per month.
The launch is part of the agency’s plan to enhance and modernise the bus fleet with zero-emissions technology that aims to deliver environmental benefits for New York residents.
The living lab will test a host of potential new accessibility features for the New York subway, including physcial and digital wayfinding.
The redesign will use public feedback, data and analysis, and a review of demographics and upcoming developments, to create a bus network that satisfies the needs of the current 650,000 Brooklyn bus riders.
The Better Buses Action Plan commits to increasing citywide bus speeds by 25 per cent by the end of 2020, in the hope that this will lead to ridership increases of the already 2 million daily bus trips in New York.
Through the Transit Tech Lab, four companies have been chosen for MTA pilot projects to provide original solutions to problems on both the subway and bus systems in New York.
The new initiatives will bring mass transit, deliveries and pedestrianisation into focus for the city's administration to assess the best use of space and services.
Over the decades, car design and track geometry has improved, allowing vehicles to maintain stability and safe operation at higher speeds.