Technology

Cell Service Added To 40 New Stations

The MTA is continuing its journey to having cell phone & wifi service in all of its underground stations as it has announced the addition of service to 40 new stations with 11 being in Manhattan & 29 in Queens. Here is more via the official press release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the […]


CooCoo Cancels Texting Service

4 1/2 years ago the Long Island Railroad entered into a pilot partnership with text messaging company CooCoo to provide travel information such as scheduled & plans to cell phones. Shortly thereafter the Metro-North joined in as well. However the times have changed with many riders using smart devices to use real time apps. With […]


Metrocard Vending Machines Scheduled Upgrade

Please note that credit/debit cards will not be available to purchase MetroCards at MetroCard Vending Machines this Saturday morning due to a scheduled upgrade. Here are the full details: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to upgrade the software used for credit and debit card transactions in its MetroCard Vending Machines (MVMs) on Saturday, August […]


MTA Adds Staten Island Railway To Subway Time

Just a short time ago, the MTA announced it has added the Staten Island Railway to its Subway Time app. Here is more on the news: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced an update to the MTA Subway Time™ iPhone and web app that makes real-time arrival information available for MTA Staten Island Railway. […]


Brooklyn & Queens Bus Time Coming Soon

Real time bus tracking a.k.a. BusTime will be coming to Brooklyn & Queens as of March 9th. Here is more courtesy of the MTA: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that its live bus tracking service, MTA Bus Time™, has expanded to cover all Brooklyn and Queens’ bus routes. Customers can get the locations […]