Apple scores 10yr Grand Central store
Apple has already reached a deal for its Grand Central Terminal store. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed to the NY Post that Apple will have the location for 10 years and is refurbishing the space. Apple will start paying rent of $800,000 per year, or almost three times the $300,000 a year of the outgoing Metrazur restaurant.
NYC to have phone and data for whole routes
New York City's soon-to-start extension of cellular and Wi-Fi access into subway tunnels will sometimes provide a connection through the entire tunnel, contractors said on Friday. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's plan to give access to stations will by its nature propagate the signal through the tunnels. In Manhattan and other areas with both frequent stops and wide tunnels, the signals would have enough room that they could make an almost end-to-end link.
MTA sends texts, emails
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced on Tuesday it will begin sending text or e-mail messages to riders that will inform them of any delays or problems on the subway or bus lines, according to a New York Times report. To get the updates, riders must first sign up on the authority's website and provide their phone number or e-mail address. They can then sign up for updates on a specific subway line, bus route or commuter rail line and at what time of day to get them.