An MTA worker who made history as the agency’s first female escalator mechanic died while giving birth to twin girls, her family and co-workers said. Julia Roman, 43, died Thursday of an amniotic fluid embolism after delivering twins Isabella and Grace, relatives said Monday. “This is a terrible tragedy,” said John Chiarello, a Transport Workers Union Local 100 vice president. “Julia was a pioneer in her field. She was one of just a handful of women in her job title.
The MTA is hiring Toronto’s top transit chief to run New York’s subway and bus system, officials said Tuesday. Andy Byford, the chief executive officer of Toronto Transit Commission, will take the helm of New York’s massive subway and bus system, one of the world’s busiest. Byford, during a news conference in Canada, said that MTA officials in the fall first approached him for the job of president of New York City Transit, which he will formally take over in four weeks.
Angry straphangers delayed on subway trains can now put their lost time to use in a grassroots complain campaign. Transit organization Riders Alliance is dispatching its members to hand out subway delay action “kits” — postcards for passengers instructing them on how to react to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s commute-busting ways. The MTA-themed cards, distributed at Grand Central Terminal on Monday, show riders how to tweet at Gov.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".