New York Today: New York Nowadays: A New App From the M.T.A.
Good morning on this picturesque Monday.
Say you&rsquore due at function at the best of the hour, and the train hasn&rsquot arrived however.
You and fellow riders pace along the platform, sometimes searching down the tunnel for lights, then back at your phone to verify the time. Only now &mdash when that need to-attend morning meeting begins in five minutes &mdash does the train gradually pull up and open its doors. And then, it just stays there.
Cue the anxious internal monologue: If I remain on this train, when will I get to operate? Will I want to transfer? Is this the fastest route?
To aid answer those questions, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched the MYmta app last week for Android and Apple users, supplying bus, subway, Lengthy Island Rail Road and Metro-North schedules all in 1 spot. It also offers alternate routes with the least number of transfers or the shortest walking distances. Stations with elevators are also noted, and riders can buy Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road tickets on the app.
Creating the app was no straightforward lift. For the duration of the method of building it, the M.T.A. conducted 180 hours of interviews with riders because final December, asking them what they&rsquod find most valuable.
Riders were &ldquoasking for a consolidated app&rdquo across the M.T.A. method, mentioned the authority&rsquos managing director, Veronique Hakim, so they wouldn&rsquot have to use several apps to access train and bus occasions, maps, tickets and other data.
But &mdash like any new product &mdash the app isn&rsquot best. When we gave it a try, for instance, it was challenging to track delays due to the fact the app would not refresh underground. (Although that could be the fault of spotty Wi-Fi at some subway stations, not the app.)
But hey, this is the type of constructive feedback that the M.T.A. would like to hear.
&ldquoThis app is about constructing for New Yorkers, by New Yorkers, and providing New Yorkers what they want,&rdquo Ms. Hakim said.
So if you have thoughts or complaints &mdash and we know you do &mdash go ahead and tell the M.T.A. what you think, and why, inside the app.
Right here&rsquos what else is happening:
The sort of Monday that&rsquoll make you wish you had been nevertheless at the beach.
(If you are: Don&rsquot rub it in.)
Blue skies as far as the eye can see, with a higher ofr 87, followed by a clear and comfy evening in the low 70s.
In the News
&bull Two ongoing federal corruption trials involving former Albany bigwigs have designed a blight on the capital&rsquos image. [New York Instances]
&bull Cyrus Vance Jr., Manhattan&rsquos district attorney, wants higher access to police records so prosecutors can judge officers&rsquo credibility early on. [New York Instances]
&bull A father and his four daughters who have been residents in Teaneck, N.J., died in a automobile accident in Delaware on Friday while returning from a getaway in Maryland. [New York Instances]
&bull Although the city&rsquos emergency meals program just received funding, some officials nonetheless worry about food insecurity for low-revenue New Yorkers. [New York Instances]
&bull How a New York police officer who reported being sexually harassed was forced into rehab. [BuzzFeed News]
&bull Two economic technologies businesses say they will move to Hartford, Conn., raising hopes that the city will turn into a hub for innovation. [Hartford Courant]
&bull New Yorkers should be conscious that thousands of used autos damaged in Hurricane Harvey final year are hitting the market, Senator Chuck Schumer said. [New York Post]
&bull Right now&rsquos Metropolitan Diary: &ldquoBeneath a Infant Grand&rdquo
&bull For a global look at what&rsquos happening, see Your Morning Briefing.
Coming Up Right now
&bull Adults ages 20 and older can draw from a reside nude model in the course of an art workshop at Flushing Town Hall in Queens. six p.m. [$16, tickets right here]
&bull Chelsea Hodson and Julie Buntin give readings at Books Beneath the Bridge, a series of discussions with nearby authors and bookshops, in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 7 p.m. [Totally free]
&bull Join SCOTUS authorities as news unfolds of the new nominee to be a Supreme Court justice, at &ldquoLaw of the Land: The Supreme Court&rsquos Year in Assessment&rdquo at the 92nd Street Y on the Upper East Side. 7:30 p.m. [$35]
&bull Outdoor film night: &ldquoLittle Miss Sunshine&rdquo on the lawn in Bryant Park in Midtown. Film starts at sunset. [Free]
&bull Yankees at Orioles, four:05 p.m. (YES). Mets host Phillies, 4:ten p.m. (SNY).
&bull Alternate-side parking remains in effect till Aug. 15.
&bull For more events, see The New York Times&rsquos Arts & Entertainment guide.
If the train or bus is not rapidly sufficient for you, possibly a racecar will do.
The city&rsquos Economic Development Corporation is doling out 1,000 totally free passes to the New York City ePrix, an electric auto-racing occasion taking location on Saturday and Sunday at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook.
[Can&rsquot think about a racetrack along the Red Hook waterfront? Study our story about final year&rsquos event or take a peek at our photo slide show, &ldquoThe Speed of Silence.&rdquo]
The complimentary tickets up for grabs will give motor sport enthusiasts the chance to watch the races, meet the drivers and enjoy other entertainment.
Even though supplies final, community members can pick up passes at several places in Brooklyn &mdash Brooklyn Borough Hall Port Side New York, aboard the Mary A. Whalen Joseph Miccio Cornerstone Community Center Red Hook Community Justice Center and the Red Hook Library. (You can discover far more data right here.)
Prepared, set, go!
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Published at Mon, 09 Jul 2018 ten:00:01 +0000