Tag: MTA

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Commutes: Back to the Bad Days of the 1970’s?

If you've been thinking the subway is getting worse, you're right. Three times in the last week, problems have stranded thousands of subway riders. Since 2012, There's been a 332% increase in subway delays, according to the MTA's own data. This comes on the heels of a big New York Times report about the aging subway system. Meanwhile, LIRR had third straight day of…

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The L Train is the only line the MTA has upgraded. It'll take decades to finish the project.
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Delayed due to train traffic ahead?

It's probably because the subway still uses 1930's technology to keep track of trains: cables and mechanical switches. Computerizing the train control system will allow more trains to run more quickly but the MTA is in no hurry. The project started in 1991 and has upgraded only the L train. The target date to finish the…

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