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MTA bus driver arrested over fare fight

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An off-duty MTA bus driver was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting a livery cab driver over a fare, according to police.

The ill-fated early-morning cab ride began around 3:30 a.m. on the northeast corner of Riverdale and Rockaway avenues in Brownsville. The driver, who the police identified as Jamelel Allen, allegedly refused to pay the 57-year-old hack and then punched him in the face...

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MTA on Saturday schedule for President's Day

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Buses and subways on President's Day will run on a Saturday schedule, while weekend work on the No. 7 line continues.

With a Saturday schedule in effect, there will be no express service on the No. 6 and 7 lines; no B trains; M trains running between the Myrtle Avenue and Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue stops; and no Z train, with the J train running between Jamaica Center and Chambers...

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MTA testing new digital touchscreens at Grand Central Terminal

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Subway riders at Grand Central Terminal will help determine whether the new digital touch screen information kiosks become a feature throughout the system.

After an initial five-machine, five-station pilot in 2011, the MTA partnered with two companies -- Control Group and CBS Outdoor -- to create digital information touchscreens for the expansion of the agency's On The Go digital kiosk program.

"We...

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Woman pinned beneath B train after slip from platform

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A woman was pinned beneath a B train at the Broadway-Lafayette station Thursday morning after slipping off the platform, according to fire and police officials.

The rider, a woman in her 20s who was texting on her cellphone, fell onto the tracks in the path of an oncoming southbound B train around 10 a.m. Emergency crews removed her from beneath the first train car around 10:30 a.m. and taken...

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MTA driver killed in crash with stolen truck in Greenwich Village

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An MTA bus driver was killed in Manhattan Wednesday after his bus collided with a stolen truck in Greenwich Village, according to transit and police officials.

The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. on the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street. The driver of the M14 bus was heading east on West 14th Street as the driver of the stolen truck was going south on Seventh Avenue, according to the...

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Bus Time coming soon to Queens and Brooklyn

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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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Refurbished Dyckman Street station gets new elevator

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(Credit: A ribbon is cut on the refurbished Dyckman Street station on Feb. 6, 2014. (Dan Rivoli))

Upper Manhattan transit riders Thursday started using a rehabilitated Dyckman Street station complete with a new elevator.

New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco and upper Manhattan elected officials cut the ribbon at the station following a $31 million renovation project that began in 2010.

Prior to the elevated station getting an elevator, the nearest accessible stations were...

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Bad weather, track fire snarl commute

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The icy weather conditions and a track fire snarled commutes for New Yorkers Wednesday.

The track fire at Grand Central around 9 a.m. caused No. 7 train service to be suspended between Times Square-42nd Street and Hunters Point. An alternative route into Manhattan on the N and Q trains, however, saw delays due signal problems north of Queensboro Plaza.

On the west side, around 8:30 a.m.,...

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Track fire, equipment issues cause commuting headaches

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The subway morning rushhour commute was a mess on several lines Monday.

A track fire at the Essex Street-Delancey Street station around 9 a.m. forced F trains to be rerouted on the A line between the Jay Street and West 4th Street stations for nearly an hour, officials said.

Service on the A line was delayed at 7 a.m. by a weather-related signal problem in the Rockaways. Also, B and...

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Transit outlook for Super Bowl weekend

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The MTA will add service and suspend Manhattan track repairs for the mass transit rush on Super Bowl Sunday.

Over the weekend, there will be six extra Long Island Rail Road trains and on Saturday an additional 16 Metro-North trains on the New Haven Line and two on the Hudson line. On Saturday, there will be extra No. 1 trains and rush-hour level service on the Times Square shuttle for people...

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