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Forty More NYC Subway Stations Get Wi-Fi

by Associated Press
Subway Station.

Bill Gracey, Flickr 

Forty more subway stations in Manhattan and Queens are getting cellphone and Wi-Fi service.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the service extension Thursday.

It will add service at 29 more subway stations in Queens and 11 in Manhattan.

Wi-Fi and cellphone service are already available at dozens of stations, mainly in Manhattan. Service is scheduled to be available in all underground stations by 2017.

The program is being paid for by technology company Transit Wireless.

Ride Sharing App Launches in NYC

by Associated Press
Lyft car.

Alfredo Mendez, flickr

The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it is starting limited service in New York City after reaching agreement with state and city officials to resolve regulatory issues.
 
New York's attorney general and Department of Financial Services say the company agreed to operate "in full compliance" with existing laws and regulations, and that it will start its city service Friday night with commercial drivers only.
 
Lyft also says it will suspend operations in Buffalo and Rochester Aug.

Governor Cuomo Taking "See How it Goes" Approach to Possible LIRR Strike

by Associated Press
LIRR Train.

ShellyS, Flickr

Anxiety is growing among the nearly 300,000 daily riders caught in the middle of a labor dispute involving the Long Island Road.

   Unions have threatened a strike at 12:01 a.m. Sunday unless they get a new contract.

   No talks were scheduled Tuesday between the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. That's the agency that operates the LIRR.

   Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he is taking a "see how it goes" approach to the dispute.

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