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The W train, seen here arriving in Astoria, Queens, was discontinued in 2010 due to budget constraints. Residents want it back. Flickr/ heathbrandon.
Georgia Kral  |  August 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The MTA is restoring bus lines and creating new ones. But straphangers in parts of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn want to know why their services were left out.
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Bijan Rezvani  |  August 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
MetroFocus reviews recent news around MTA advertisements, the basic mechanics of MTA's ad system and what it means to have it in your pocket.
The Q train won the top prize with a ranking of $1.60, winning for the first time since 2001. MetroFocus/Esha Ray.
Esha Ray  |  August 1, 2012 5:22 PM | Comments
The Straphangers Campaign released its 2012 "State of the Subways" report card this week, ranking the Q line as the best and the C line as the worst.
Flushing Avenue connects downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO with the Brooklyn Navy Yard. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 27, 2012 7:01 AM | Comments
To connect the fast-growing area of DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard, a new bus line will roll out. But who will use it?
Waiting for the bus
Rick Karr  |  July 27, 2012 6:53 AM | Comments
You can now get real-time details on when your bus will arrive by checking a cell phone or a website. OpenPlans helps the MTA make BusTime data available to software developers and the public.VIDEO
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NJ Today  |  July 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New Jersey towns will likely resume ticketing red-light violations recorded by the devices which are found throughout the state. VIDEO
Sam Schwartz has been thinking about traffic in NYC for more than 40 years. Photo courtesy of Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Georgia Kral  |  July 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Traffic engineer Sam Schwartz explains why he's optimistic about the future of transportation in NYC.VIDEO
Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
July 25, 2012 9:00 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus explores the diverse ways to get around the metropolitan area and the large-scale projects that will improve overburdened transit systems. VIDEO
The interface of the Roadify app shows the wide variety of transit options available for users. Image courtesy of roadify.com
John Farley  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
MetroFocus looked at some of the most handy apps to hit the tri-state in the past few years, covering the MTA, mass transit, traffic conditions and more.VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Neighborhood groups are working with the Department of Transportation to make streets safer. See interactive map of dangerous intersections and pedestrian fatalities.VIDEO
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