The Challenge calls for technologies to make public transit safer, cleaner and more adaptive as New York and New Jersey get back to work.
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New York City Council's decision to legalise the use of e-bikes and e-scooters within the city also requires the creation of a year-long shared e-scooter pilot programme.
The transport authority announced that, despite delays related to COVID-19, the roll out of the OMNY fare system is to be completed by the end of 2020.
On the latest episode of the Intelligent Transport Podcast, Editor Luke Antoniou is joined by Philip Ellis, Co-Founder and CEO of bike-sharing company Beryl to talk approaches to new mobility, working with cities and what comes next.
New York is the state that produces the lowest carbon per capita, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has accredited this in part to the sustainability projects it has been engaged with in recent years.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has implemented a number of measures to protect its workforce, such as protective screens, employee testing and adapted working rotas.
The event saw 17 leading technology companies present proposals to MTA officials for modernising New York City’s century-old subway signalling system.
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 functionality - in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area - allows riders to connect their Uber journey with their train journey in real-time, which aims to reduce train wait times and alleviate passenger stress.
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.
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.
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.