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2011-11-02 11:58:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City straphangers in six Chelsea subway stations are satisfied and safer, after one month of underground wireless subway service, Transit Wireless reported today. "Thanks to our work with AT&T and T-Mobile, our first phase of service has provided robust coverage, fast connections speed, call quality and report high call and data message volumes from the six underground subway stations, with no technical issues since we launched service...

2010-03-31 10:30:00

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, February 17th the Netherlands Board of Tourism unveiled their CBS Outdoor New York City subway advertising campaign to the public--with a branded Times Square to Grand Central Shuttle Train. To celebrate the occasion and bring a little bit of the Netherlands to New York, the world-renowned, Amsterdam-based Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (ranked "top symphony orchestra in the world" by Gramophone magazine) performed live inside New York's...

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2009-08-24 11:57:42

A campaign is under way to rename a Brooklyn, N.Y., subway station for late entertainer Michael Jackson, who filmed his Bad video in it in 1987. Jackson died June 25 at the age of 50. The cause of his death is still under investigation. City Councilwoman Letitia James said she has approached the Metropolitan Transportation Authority about naming or co-naming the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station in honor of the controversial pop icon, the New York Post reported. James told the newspaper although the...

2009-05-24 12:46:23

Film actor Kevin Bacon unsuccessfully attempted to catch a man who stole his Blackberry at a New York subway station, sources told the New York Post. The anonymous sources said the unidentified thief took the Footloose star's wireless device at New York's B, D and E subway station, prompting Bacon to try to chase down the fleeing criminal. While the sources told the Post the 50-year-old actor called police after Thursday's theft, New York City Transit officials said no reports of the theft...

2008-07-11 00:00:20

By JONATHAN DOBRER CAN we all stipulate that efficient and affordable mass rapid transit would be a wonderful thing for Southern California? Can we agree that it would be a pleasure to get out of our cars, the traffic jams and escape from high-priced gasoline? Can we also agree that none of this is likely to happen in our lifetime? Yes, I'd love a subway to the sea. I'd love a monorail in the San Fernando Valley. I'd love a light-rail line to the airport. But I won't vote for the tax...

2005-12-20 15:34:35

By Christine Kearney and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers struggled to work on foot, by bike and in cars shared with strangers after subway and bus workers walked off the job on Tuesday, stranding millions during a peak holiday shopping and tourist season. America's largest mass transit system ground to a halt for the first strike in 25 years just five days before Christmas in a strike that city officials warned could cost New York $1.6 billion if it lasts a week....

2005-12-20 11:21:35

By Christine Kearney and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers struggled into work on foot, by bike and in cars shared with strangers after subway and bus workers walked off the job for the first time in 25 years on Tuesday, stranding millions of people. America's largest mass transit system ground to a halt during the peak tourist and shopping season days before Christmas in a strike that city officials have warned could cost New York up to $400 million a day. Last-ditch...

2005-10-07 12:26:13

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - A section of New York's Pennsylvania Station, a key East Coast transportation hub, was briefly sealed off on Friday because of a suspicious item on a public concourse as the city remained on high alert due to a threat to its subway system. Police sealed off part of the station and officers dressed in hazardous materials suits and officers with explosive-sniffing dogs searched the main concourse that serves Amtrak, the national passenger...

2005-10-07 10:43:39

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - A section of New York's Pennsylvania Station, a key East Coast transportation hub, was briefly sealed off on Friday because of a suspicious item on a public concourse as the city remained on high alert due to a threat to its subway system. Police sealed off part of the station and officers dressed in hazardous materials suits and officers with explosive-sniffing dogs searched the main concourse that serves Amtrak, the national passenger...

2005-10-07 10:40:51

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - A section of New York's Pennsylvania Station, a key East Coast transportation hub, was briefly sealed off on Friday because of a suspicious item on a public concourse as the city remained on high alert due to a threat to its subway system. Police sealed off part of the station and officers dressed in hazardous materials suits and officers with explosive-sniffing dogs searched the main concourse that serves Amtrak, the national passenger...