Technology

Countdown Clocks Come To E & G Lines

Countdown clocks are now here for the & lines. Here is more via the official press release I received: Countdown clocks at all stations on the  & lines are now live, thanks to MTA New York City Transit’s use of beacon technology as a new, innovative way to bring real time train arrival information to […]


System-Wide Underground Cell & Wifi Starts Today

The MTA is still behind the technology curve in a major way when it comes to providing for its customers. However the agency continues to try & catch up. Their latest attempt is by revealing system-wide celluar & wifi service in all of its underground subway stations. Here are some more details via a presser […]


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 […]