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Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

NYC MTA Arts & Design: Funktional Vibrations by Xenobia Bailey

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
NYC MTA Arts & Design: Funktional Vibrations by Xenobia Bailey

XENOBIA BAILEY:
MTA Arts & Design: “Funktional Vibrations” by Xenobia Bailey
Learn more about this artwork commissioned by MTA Arts & Design for the new 34th Street-Hudson Yards station on the west side of Manhattan.

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Top Global Airports For Transit Access

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
GGA STUDY: Airports Ranked by Mass Transit Access

GLOBAL GATEWAY ALLIANCE
New York area airports continue to lag behind their international and national competitors when it comes to modern, efficient mass transit access, according to a new survey released today by the Global Gateway Alliance, comparing airport access at the world’s top 30 busiest airports for passenger traffic with those in the New York-New Jersey region. (Survey below)

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KIM MESCHES: Underground Fashion Show in NYC Subway

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
KIM MESCHES: Underground Fashion Show in NYC Subway

Video of Kim Mesches’ underground runway show on New York City’s L train during Fashion Week 2015.

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New York City: Rail Service for LaGuardia Airport (Finally)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
New York City: Rail Service for LaGuardia Airport (Finally)

New York City’s airports will get a major facelift with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda.

The announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, given that LaGuardia recently suffered some very public infrastructure criticisms. Add to that over $5 billion in one-off legal settlements from Wall Street recently awarded to New York State, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for infrastructure investment.

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New York City: The Importance of Transportation Infrastructure

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
New York City: The Importance of Transportation Infrastructure

Transportation-oriented development has made NYC and the region what we are today. The MTA and NYC Real Estate are partners in that tradition. Listen to REBNY Chairman, Rob Speyer, Thomas F. Prendergast, Chairman, CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation, Mitchell L. Moss of New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning discuss major transportation upgrades and challenges.

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Mobility, Economic Opportunity and New York City Neighborhoods

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
Household Income and Job Access by NYC Neighborhood

NYU WAGNER RUDIN CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION POLICY & MANAGEMENT
The Rudin Center ranked New York City’s 177 neighborhoods according to the number of jobs accessible from the neighborhoods by transit, within 60 minutes and completed by 9:00 a.m.on a Monday morning. The number of jobs accessible in this timeframe ranged from 42,275 (South Staten Island) to 4,839,253 (North Chelsea). Our analysis reveals substantial variation in levels of transit access across New York affect residents’ employment levels, travel modes and incomes. Most notably, the rankings result in a swoosh-shaped relationship between transit and income: the highest incomes are connected to the areas with the most access, and low transit access still provides average incomes, because residents travel by private car rather than transit.

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NYC: Audit Report on the Maintenance of Bike Share Equipment

Friday, December 19th, 2014
Agency Response Of the eight recommendation made in this audit, seven were directed to NYCBS and one to DOT. In its response, NYCBS generally agreed with 6 of the 7 recommendations made to the company and did not address our recommendation that it review its operating practices for addressing DOT complaints to ensure that station and bike cleanliness is addressed in a timely manner. DOT agreed to implement the one recommendation directed to the agency.

THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER
During the audit period, NYCBS failed to maintain Citi Bike program equipment (bikes and stations) as required by its contract with DOT and its own internal operating procedures. Specifically, NYCBS did not: (1) perform maintenance checks on all bicycles on a monthly basis; (2) perform station inspections twice per week; (3) ensure that on-street maintenance checks of bikes were properly documented; (4) respond within the required timeframes to cleanliness issues with bicycles and stations after discovery or notification of problems; and (5) maintain connectivity of stations to its main database at required levels. As a result of these deficiencies, the riding public is exposed to increased safety risks and customer satisfaction is potentially jeopardized.

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NYC: Celebrating 50 Years of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Monday, December 1st, 2014
NYC: Celebrating 50 Years of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Now celebrating its fiftieth year, MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened to the public on November 21, 1964.

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NYC: Introducing the Fulton Transit Center

Friday, November 14th, 2014
NYC: Introducing the Fulton Transit Center

Learn all about the Fulton Center, the new gateway to Lower Manhattan.

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NYC Marathon 2014: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
New York City: Verrazano-Narrows, the Marathon Bridge

Now celebrating its fiftieth year, MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has been the starting point for the NYC Marathon since 1976. MTA congratulates the 50,564 finishers of this year’s marathon.

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