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30 More Subway Stations On Track for Wireless Service By End of March 2013

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(Transit Wireless) Straphangers will be able to yak, text, email and tweet in 30 more subway stations by April 2013, according to the company outfitting New York City subway stations with wireless service. Wireless Transit, the company contracting with the MTA to provide service to 277 stations by the end...
30 More Subway Stations On Track for Wireless Service By End of March 2013

New York State audit reveals that MTA gave Apple unfair advantage in Grand Central Store bidding

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New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s latest audit suggested the Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave Apple an unfair advantage last year when the company bid for a spot in Grand Central Terminal. According to The New York Post: A fresh audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the MTA last May allowed the...
New York State audit reveals that MTA gave Apple unfair advantage in Grand Central Store bidding

MTA CEO Tells You What Apps To Build

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MTA CEO Tells You What Apps To Build
iPhone 4S comes to five new local carriers, new iPad goes to 12 new global markets today
MTA And Transit Wireless Expands Coverage To 30 NYC Underground Subway Stations

7 stories to read this weekend

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It has been a crazy week, one that has been hectic with activity and multiple news events. Of course, we hosted our RoadMap conference earlier this week. And there was the election that preoccupied all us. Nevertheless, I found time to read quite a few stories and here are seven of...
7 stories to read this weekend

The Embark app wins MTA award for best new transit app, helping users plan 2 million trips per month

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Last week, we reported that New Yorkers will have cellphone service and free WiFi in 30 more subway platforms over the course of 2012– a fact that has brought immense joy to some and dread to others. But that’s not all that’s happening in underground innovation. A new app called Embark, is...
The Embark app wins MTA award for best new transit app, helping users plan 2 million trips per month

DIY Data Science In Action

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I wrote a post about DIY Data Science back in March. In that post I said that hacking on public data sets and posting about it has the potential to be a big deal in the coming years. I saw a great example of exactly what I was thinking about...
DIY Data Science In Action

9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

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Get it? Disruptive? (Photo: flickr.com/californiawatch) We receive a lot of pitches touting “disruptive” technologies. Healthcare, education, banking–name an old-line industry and someone is attempting to yank the rug out from underneath it. Well, we’ve got a few pressing requests we’d like addressed. Namely: 1. Dry cleaning: It’s expensive, toxic, inconvenient,...
9 Things Betabeat Wishes Startups Would Disrupt

At Bloomberg Presser, Details Emerge Re: NYU’s Applied Sciences Center in Downtown Brooklyn [LIVEBLOG]

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NYU's initial proposal for a tech campus at 370 Jay St. This morning, we reported that the second-place winner in the tech campus stakes is NYU-Poly. We've known since January that the university was the leading contender, but that negotiations were bogged down over financing--specifically, the uncertain costs involved with...
At Bloomberg Presser, Details Emerge Re: NYU’s Applied Sciences Center in Downtown Brooklyn [LIVEBLOG]

Meridian is developing a content management system for places

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Earlier this month we covered a new app for NYC’s largest gallery: the subway system. Yes, NY’s subway system is quite the source of fine art, and the app, built by Meridian, showcases the Arts for Transit program, which has been active since 1985. That app is certainly impressive, but there were concerns over...
Meridian is developing a content management system for places

Guerrilla Subway Etiquette Posters: Don't Be Gross Or Rude

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Via ANIMAL Now here are some subway signs we support! Artist jayshells surveyed people on their top (non-MTA related) pet-peeves while riding the subway, and instead of taking the complaints to the internet, he's addressing them offline. He told Animal, "I narrowed the results down to the top ten...
Guerrilla Subway Etiquette Posters: Don't Be Gross Or Rude
Cell phone service comes to 30 more NYC subway stations -- but the MTA dodges the terrorism question

NYC's New Branded MetroCards Let You Score Discounts At Gap, Domino's, And More

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The MTA's iconic blue-and-gold MetroCard, wielded daily by 8.5 million New York City public transit riders, is getting a new look, brought to you by retail stores around the city who are turning your transit card into a coupon. Starting this week, NYC riders will start seeing branded cards featuring...
NYC's New Branded MetroCards Let You Score Discounts At Gap, Domino's, And More
NYC plans to use sterilization to cure its rat problem
Incredibly Eerie Photos Show Huge New York Transportation Hubs Completely Abandoned Ahead Of Hurricane Sandy

MTA CEO Tells You What Apps To Build http://goo.gl/fb/cPbO1

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NYC continues pushing for tech, plans 47-inch touch screens for subways

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Following the rollout of iPads and brand new Square devices into select NYC taxis, the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) is getting serious about integrating touch screens into the transit system. According to NY Daily News, massive 47-inch interactive screens, dubbed “On the Go!,” will be installed into all 468 stations...
NYC continues pushing for tech, plans 47-inch touch screens for subways
Google Maps Beefs Up Its Live Transit Information With Updates For NYC, DC And Salt Lake City

NYC MTA to install 90 futuristic touchscreen kiosks across the subway

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Replacing those unused telephones that still dot the streets of NYC with high-tech kiosks is just the start. Control Group, one of the companies looking to Reinvent Payphones, has been hired by the MTA to bring its touchscreen and app-driven vision to the New York City Subway system. All...
NYC MTA to install 90 futuristic touchscreen kiosks across the subway

As Power and Subways Return to New York, Normalcy Is Still A Long Way Off

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The big news just breaking in New York City is that the 4, 5 and 6 Subways, collectively known as the Lexington Avenue Line are running end-to-end from the Bronx through Mahattan all the way to Brooklyn, and the 7 line serving Manhattan and Queens is running too. This is...
As Power and Subways Return to New York, Normalcy Is Still A Long Way Off

Wikileaks Truck Owner Arrested For Photographing Police; Told It Was Because He Was 'A Dick'

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There's a guy in NY, Clark Stoekley, who apparently owns a white panel van that he's painted with the Wikileaks logo to raise awareness for the plight of Bradley Manning (though he has no other connection to Manning or Wikileaks). There's a lot more info on the truck on his...
Wikileaks Truck Owner Arrested For Photographing Police; Told It Was Because He Was 'A Dick'

Enjoy Your Diseases From These Touchscreen Subway Maps

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You missed the train; time to watch some Aereo! (Photo: flickr.com/anniemole) Good to know the MTA is putting the increased cost of our metro cards to good use: Fast Company reports that several stations are getting a high-tech new amenity. The agency has hired a design firm, Control Group, to...
Enjoy Your Diseases From These Touchscreen Subway Maps

New York Makes Subway Arrival Times Available to Mobile Apps

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There are plenty of apps that offer up info on New York’s popular subways. But until today, none offered exact train arrival times. New York is now serving up that information via mobile apps for seven of its lines, with plans to add more lines over time. The Metropolitan Transit...
New York Makes Subway Arrival Times Available to Mobile Apps

After Video of People Tripping at the 36th St. Subway Goes Viral, the MTA Blocks off the Staircase for Repairs

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(Photo: Vimeo) Internet vigilantes, you’ve done it again! After a video of person after person tripping at the 36th St. subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn went viral yesterday, Betabeat–and tons of other reporters, apparently–called the MTA to ask if they had any intention of fixing the offending step. The...
After Video of People Tripping at the 36th St. Subway Goes Viral, the MTA Blocks off the Staircase for Repairs

Now You Can Blame Your Bank Next Time You Lose Your MetroCard

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Guess it’s going to be a little longer before we can do away with our easy-to-misplace, hard-to-use-up MetroCards: While the MTA has been experimenting with near field communication technology for subway fares as far back as 2007—inviting us to imagine a day when we can pay for mass transit with...
Now You Can Blame Your Bank Next Time You Lose Your MetroCard

MTA Debuts Cell and Wifi Service at 30 Stations to Distract You From Late Trains

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Subtweeting, probably. (Photo: Flickr) Now social media editors can finally afford to leave their desks and shower. The MTA is announcing later today that it’s rolling out cell and Wifi service to 30 additional subway stops, including Times Square, Columbus Circle, and Rockefeller Center. Prior to today, the only stations that offered...
MTA Debuts Cell and Wifi Service at 30 Stations to Distract You From Late Trains

Booting Up: Open Government Busts You to Your Boss

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Bullshit the N wasn’t running. (Photo: flickr.com/anniemole) The MTA has screwed you over once again: There’s now a publicly available, easily searchable archive of all service alerts issued over the last four years. Your best excuse for tardiness is now gone. [New York Post] “Theirs was the only [event]that got worse as the week went on.” Things aren’t going so well for Microsoft’s...
Booting Up: Open Government Busts You to Your Boss

Stalk Your Favorite Subway Buskers With the Winner of the MTA's Transit Hackathon

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Build me some apps to distract from the fact I’ve missed the train, again. (Photo: flickr.com/anniemole) Your smartphone is useful for more than Bejeweled now that there’s Wifi in many stations, and the MTA is trying to use that connectivity to make your commute better. (Just don’t ask when your...
Stalk Your Favorite Subway Buskers With the Winner of the MTA's Transit Hackathon
MTA tests inflatable 'plug' it hopes can shield NYC subway from weather disasters
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?