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Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

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.

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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Streetfilms – Kidical Mass NYC: “Zombie Ride,” Queens

Monday, October 27th, 2014
Streetfilms – Kidical Mass NYC: “Zombie Ride,” Queens

About 30 folks attended the Kidical Mass “Zombie Ride” in Queens today. What a great time had by all participants.

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Getting to the Route of it: The Role of Governance in Regional Transit

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
The Route of It

…Could regional governance be at the root of problems faced by transit systems in other regions? Some regions have struggled to create universal farecards with updated technology. Other regions have targeted investment to new projects while neglecting the core network. Many regions struggle with coordinating service and interfaces between different operators or transit modes. If regions attempt to solve these problems without resolving their governance issues, they—like Chicago—may be fighting a losing battle.

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New York City: Subway Station Conditions

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Structural components and architectural components

The New York City subway system includes 468 passenger stations, which are used by 5.5 million riders each weekday. The system is operated by New York City Transit (NYCT), the largest subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Over the past 32 years, NYCT has renovated 241 subway stations at a cost of $4.5 billion as part of its station rehabilitation programs. Under these programs, each station was fully renovated to a state of good repair, including structural and architectural components. Once the work was completed, however, NYCT moved on to the next station for rehabilitation without committing the resources to maintain the renovated stations.

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What It’s Like To Bike NYC Every Day

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
What It’s Like To Bike NYC Every Day

Bike messengers Greg Ugalde and “Young Nick” Moers show what it’s like to ride a bike in heavy NYC traffic every day.

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NYC Six Month Report Card: New Class at the City Council

Monday, September 8th, 2014

In January, 21 new members were sworn into the 51-seat City Council – New York City’s most powerful governing body. Some defeated long-standing incumbents. Many were elected on the strength of their transportation platforms, with promises of more safe, convenient and affordable transportation ushering them into office. In a Transportation Alternatives survey before the election, candidates pledged to improve bus service, expand the bike network and make New York City’s streets and sidewalks safer for everyone. Now, halfway through the first year of their terms, Transportation Alternatives looks back at what City Council members pledged, and how they have lived up to their promises on crucial transportation issues.

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NYC: The Magnificent Chandeliers of Grand Central Terminal

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
NYC: The Magnificent Chandeliers of Grand Central Station

Learn about the fifteen chandeliers that have helped light the way for over a century at Grand Central Terminal.

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