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Old January 7th, 2016, 02:57 AM   #3481
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Great for medium and European cities, but it just doesn't seem very "new York" to me, even though they had streetcars before.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 12:10 PM   #3482
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It would only work with central reserved right of way and signal priority.
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Old January 7th, 2016, 12:56 PM   #3483
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It would only work with central reserved right of way and signal priority.
Well, I would hope that they would do that (e.g. construct a light rail system). I'm hoping that's the full scheme, and this is the typical botched attempt by the media to report on transit...but the DOT and MTA have a difficult enough time securing that for even SBS, so I have my doubts.

I've warmed up to this idea, considering the extent to which the Brooklyn/Queens waterfront is developing, but I would like to see them simultaneously pursue Triboro RX (which could likewise be LRT).
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Old January 7th, 2016, 01:11 PM   #3484
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I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 08:45 PM   #3485
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Old January 9th, 2016, 06:23 AM   #3486
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Uh,,, these are new right?? No way I've missed these. Though sometimes the times square tunnel or any part of times square feels more like being ushed than strolling taking in the sights.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 01:14 PM   #3487
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NYC's Subway Will Get WiFi, USB Chargers, and Mobile Tickets by the End of the Year


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City is finally redesigning its subway system for the future. Or, to be like what most large transit systems have been like for awhile now.
As part of the same sweeping transportation initiatives that will reconfigure the dank hallways of Penn Station, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an accelerated timeline for several features for trains and stations that are long overdue.
By the end of 2016, he said today at a press event, the New York subway will offer:

  • The ability to purchase tickets through your phone
  • Mobile ticketing so you can scan your way through turnstiles using an app, like an airline boarding pass
  • Wifi in stations (cellphone service by early 2017)
  • USB charging hubs on trains and in stations
  • Countdown clocks for all stations
  • Twice as many touchscreen kiosks that provide real-time service information to travelers
About 140 of 277 underground stations have wifi now so it’s no surprise that program is being expanded. But many of these other proposals are new.

Adding the USB chargers, for example, will be helpful for the riders who are now draining their batteries trying to watch Netflix during their commutes. The countdown clocks and additional kiosks are very nice touches as well.

A mockup of mobile ticketing via an MTA app

But it’s the real-time arrival info that could be the real game-changer here—if, that is, the city is actually serious about doing this. Last month, James Somers at CityLab posted an incredibly detailed investigation into why New York’s subway, the most extensive on the planet, doesn’t have this already when pretty much every other big transit system does. (Basically: an old system, a tech upgrade that never happened, and lots of bureaucracy.)
There isn’t a timeline for this part of the plan. “The MTA will also accelerate delivering real-time arrival data for all 469 subway stations” is all the announcement says. But this information would be incredibly valuable as public data for use with apps like Google Maps’ real-time transit directions, which are available in other large cities now. A place to plug in your iPhone is nice but imagine being able to plan your trip around a very late or nonexistent G train without having to go underground first.
Now that really is the future.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 01:43 PM   #3488
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Uh,,, these are new right?? No way I've missed these. Though sometimes the times square tunnel or any part of times square feels more like being ushed than strolling taking in the sights.
Those have been there for quite a few years , the ones on the 8th avenue line have been there since 1991.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 01:56 PM   #3489
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Old January 9th, 2016, 02:01 PM   #3490
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Old January 9th, 2016, 02:11 PM   #3492
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Weird, especially after DOT rejected the Red Hook pilot a few years ago.
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Systemwide WiFi and phone service was always in the cards. Most of the other stuff isn't new either. The bombshell is that the WiFi will be complete by year's end?? And phone service by next year.
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⁴ᴷ NYC Subway Timelapse - The Brooklyn-bound C Line
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The C line is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. The C operates at all times except late nights, making all stops between 168th Street in Washington Heights, Manhattan, and Euclid Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn via Central Park West / Eighth Avenue in Manhattan and Fulton Street in Brooklyn.

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Old January 10th, 2016, 06:29 AM   #3495
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⁴ᴷ NYC Subway Timelapse - The Manhattan Bound 7 Express Line

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The 7 line rapid transit services in the A Division of the New York City Subway, providing local service along the full length of the IRT Flushing Line. It operates between Main Street in Flushing, Queens and 34th Street – Hudson Yards in Chelsea, Manhattan.

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Systemwide WiFi and phone service was always in the cards. Most of the other stuff isn't new either. The bombshell is that the WiFi will be complete by year's end?? And phone service by next year.
AND that the MTA is finally willing to fully close stations to service during remediation - which is also to be expedited (30 or so...but it isn't clear if this is in addition to the 20 stations planned to be renovated in the capital plan).

This is one of the most significant announcements, really. It bodes well for other works - track work, etc.
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Old January 10th, 2016, 09:52 PM   #3497
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It does concentrated line closings would definitely be more efficient in installing things like CBTC.
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It does concentrated line closings would definitely be more efficient in installing things like CBTC.
I'm still wondering if that's behind the supposed "speed up" of the B Division countdown clocks roll-out.

All in all, there were plenty of little goodies announced, this month.
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I'm still wondering if that's behind the supposed "speed up" of the B Division countdown clocks roll-out.



All in all, there were plenty of little goodies announced, this month.

Maybe the MTA thinks it finally has a handle on how to efficiently roll out its more technically advanced projects.
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3rd Quarter NYC Subway Ridership numbers

New York City / MTA Subway - 8.7 Million (unlinked) (2015) : -0.09%
New York City / SIRR - 28,200 (2015) : 2.02%
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