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2014-03-05 12:20:20

With more than 2,500 cars under contract in NYC, Whisk debuts weekly subscription service and loyalty program to better serve New Yorkers' everyday transportation needs NEW YORK, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented move for New York City's ground transportation industry, new car service app Whisk has unveiled Whisk Unlimited Ride Pass, unlimited ride subscriptions offering New Yorkers flat-rate weekly memberships for black car transportation. This is Whisk's latest innovation to...

2014-01-29 08:21:33

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority/NYC Transit and Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State have selected marketing and communications agency Brandemix to produce a video that promotes CP of NYS's Travel Training program and the MTA's new Access-A-Ride MetroCard, a Zero-Fare Initiative for Access-A-Ride customers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/MN54404) The initiative, which is available to the MTA's...

2011-07-21 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The exhibition Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects, opening on July 24, at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, highlights the groundbreaking ways in which objects help people interact with complex systems and networks. It focuses on objects and concepts that involve direct interaction, such as interfaces for ATMs, check-in kiosks, and emergency dispatch centers; visualization designs that render...

2011-01-26 05:18:00

PARIS, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bulbup SAS is proud to announce the launch of TheCityCase Package - a fully customizable package featuring the Paris Museum Pass, the Paris Metro Pass, and the new Restaurants & Nightlife Pass. With a single package, customers will receive free admission to over sixty museums and monuments, including the Louvre, Versailles and Centre Pompidou, unlimited use of the Paris metro and bus system, as well as restaurant discounts and privileges. Those...

2010-08-17 16:52:00

Claim that the MTA's June 27th Service Cuts Violate Americans With Disabilities Act and Disproportionately Impact Mobility-Impaired New Yorkers BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, plaintiffs RueZalia Watkins, Anthony Trocchia, and Clara Reiss, all people who are unable to travel long distances on their own or make use of the subway system because of their mobility impairments, along with Disabled In Action of Metropolitan New York and The Brooklyn Center for the...

2006-03-09 13:11:53

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hoping to thwart a potential attack on American subways similar to the London public transit bombings last July, the U.S government is testing ticketing machines that would detect traces of explosives on the fingers of someone buying a subway ticket. The machines are equipped to detect traces of explosives on the fingertips of ticket buyers, said GE Security and transit systems company Cubic Corp., who jointly engineered them. If they work as intended, the...

2006-03-09 11:45:00

NEW YORK -- Would-be transit system bombers could be foiled when they pay their fares if a new generation of ticket machines works as its developers hope. The machines are equipped to detect traces of explosives on ticket buyers' fingers, said GE Security and transit systems company Cubic Corp., who jointly engineered them. If they work as intended, the machines could have the potential to thwart attacks such as the London transport bombings last July. The automatic ticket vendor, shown for...

2005-12-15 12:37:28

By Chris Reese NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York transit authorities and union leaders held last ditch talks on Thursday as a deadline approached for a subway and bus strike the mayor says could cost the city $400 million a day. The Transport Workers Union contract with the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority was set to expire at 12:01 a.m. (0501 GMT) on Friday. If talks fail, union leaders have been authorized by their nearly 34,000 members to call a strike that would...

2005-10-25 18:50:59

By Joan Gralla NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's subway riders might get end-of-year holiday fare discounts two years in a row because surging real estate tax collections have helped produce a fat surplus, agency officials said on Tuesday. The discounts -- which would stretch from Thanksgiving to New Year's -- would, for example, give subway and bus riders 3 extra days if they buy a $76 MetroCard, explained an official with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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