The holiday traffic at LaGuardia Airport got so bad during the pre-Thanksgiving crush on Wednesday that city buses were dumping passengers outside the grounds, passengers said on Wednesday. “#MTA has a Thanksgiving gift for public transpo-loving New Yorkers: M60 SBS buses not going to airport today,” tweeted Julia Vitullo-Martin, who was trying to get to the airport on Wednesday morning. “Instead #MTA dropping bewildered passengers at 94th St in Queens.
Toronto’s transit chief is moving over to the MTA to head up the Big Apple’s subway and bus system, the agency announced on Tuesday. Andy Byford, who is the chief executive officer of the Toronto Transit System, will take over as president of New York City Transit, officials said. Byford, who is a United Kingdom native and and also spent years as a manager at the London Underground, will come aboard in January.
The MTA’s first-ever woman elevator and escalator mechanic died last week while giving birth to twins, her grieving family and co-workers said Monday. Julia Roman, 43, had 15 years on the job, had worked through most of her pregnancy. Roman came to the US from the Dominican Republic at age 16 and went through a program with the group Nontraditional Employment for Women, an organization that helps woman find jobs in men-dominated industries.
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".