Water, water, everywhere — and it can ruin your commute. Keeping water from entering the 420 miles of underground subway tracks is among MTA Chairman Joe Lhota’s key proposals in his emergency transit turnaround plan. Water, along with fire-sparking garbage in the tunnels, is a root cause of a fifth of track incidents that hold up trains. Water can corrode and rust aging equipment, causing malfunctions that stop trains in their tracks and spread debris that can cause track fires.
Forget giving your seat to an elderly or pregnant rider, the MTA wants to make some train cars standing-room only, the struggling agency said Tuesday. Balancing the need to squeeze even more people onto subway cars against their already jam-packed condition, MTA boss Joe Lhota wants to remove seats on the two-stop 42nd St. shuttle and the bursting-at-the seams L line, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan.
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota unveiled a nearly $1 billion plan Tuesday to fix the city’s broken subway system that’s focused on putting the brakes on delays and derailments. Lhota’s short-term subway turnaround calls for repairing 1,300 of the most problematic signals, expanding the number of cars overhauled per year and dispatching 31 specialized teams to accelerate track repairs.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".