Bus Time coming soon to Queens and Brooklyn

The MTA says it will expand real-time bus

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Real-time bus tracking information for Queens and Brooklyn buses could be weeks away for riders, an MTA spokesman said Monday..

Kevin Ortiz said in an email that the agency was on schedule to finishing Bus Time for the rest of the city's bus fleet within the next several weeks and is currently "fine-tuning software." The technology, which keeps tabs on buses through web and mobile apps, is...

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MTA chief bids farewell to Metro-North president

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MTA chief Thomas Prendergast Wednesday praised the president of Metro-North, Howard Permut, at the last board meeting before his retirement this week.

Permut, a 30-year veteran of the MTA who has worked at Metro-North since the agency's creation in 1983, became president in 2008.

"Howard's career spans the entire time that Metro-North has been an institution, a time in which the railroad...

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Transit union hints at strike over contract


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The MTA and the public transit union Wednesday stuck to their opposing goals for a new workers contract, with the head of the labor organization hinting at a strike.

TWU Local 100 president John Samuelson demanded wage increases for his 35,000 members without offering concessions the MTA wants in exchange.

TWU members, who went on strike for three days in 2005, have been working without...

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Mayor bringing fast bus service to Brooklyn

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and transportation officials Monday will officially debut Brooklyn's first Select Bus Service line.

Bloomberg will join Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and MTA chair Thomas Prendergast in Flatbush to introduce Select Bus Service between Sheepshead Bay and the Williamsburg Bridge.

The new route replaces the limited B44 bus and runs through Nostrand...

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