Five New York transit agencies have launched the fourth round of the Transit Tech Lab, with two challenges set to seek solutions that aid the transport network in post-pandemic recovery and emission reduction efforts.
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced its plans and investments for major improvements to be implemented to further passenger accessibility at 26 New York City Transit stations.
Annicaro has worked within the bus sector for nearly two decades and will now oversee the U.S’ biggest fleet of municipal buses in its biggest city.
The real-time information lets passengers choose the carriages with the most open seats via an app, or digital displays at platforms.
The biggest transport authority in the U.S. is facing wide-ranging service cuts and industrial action according to some news outlets, as it continues to lose money hand over fist in 2020.
MTA is the first North American transit agency to pilot the technology as it continues in its efforts to minimise the health risk to customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that the OMNY contactless fare payment system - which reached the milestone of 10 million taps in the past week - will go live on all Manhattan local buses by the end of March 2020.
During the eight-week programme, each start-up will collaborate closely with participating agencies and work to demonstrate that their product has the potential to solve one of the identified transport challenges.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced best January on-time performance and ridership metrics in seven years for NYC Subway, eight years for LIRR, and best month for the Metro-North.
The MTA is seeking companies that have the potential to offer shared-mobility services connecting New Yorkers who are travelling during the overnight hours with the subway system.
Adoption rates of the payment system are said to exceed the MTA’s internal estimates and work to bring OMNY to the entire subway and bus system by the end of 2020 reportedly remains on pace.
The Queens Bus Network Redesign’s draft plan sought to address customer concerns that were expressed during public outreach of the redesign’s Existing Conditions report, which aimed to accurately depict the status, operations and flaws of the current Queens bus network using customer feedback, ridership and operation data.
After surpassing four million taps, the OMNY contactless fare payment system is now available at 34 St-Penn Station intermodal complex - one of North America's busiest transit hubs.
The OMNY contactless fare payment system accepts taps from bank cards issued in over 112 countries from six continents.
Figures reveal that MTA ridership has increased across subways, buses, LIRR and Metro-North, with on-time performance improving across the board.