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Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:

  • Will NYC’s Next-Gen Fare System Come With Saner Fare Enforcement? [Streetsblog NYC]: To turn around NYC’s sluggish surface transit, the MTA will have to switch to a citywide proof-of-payment fare system on buses. By eliminating on-board fare collection where every passenger pays one by one, proof-of-payment speeds up the boarding process and total travel time. Transit advocates have been urging the MTA to commit to this best practice when the agency moves beyond the MetroCard and adopts a new fare medium in the next few years.

  • The NYC subway has an accessibility problem—can it be fixed? [Curbed NY]: Every morning, like many New Yorkers, Chris Pangilinan checks his phone to see if there will be interruptions to his subway commute. There is a mixed bag of possibilities commuters have come to dread: track work, track fires, signal problems, injuries, overcrowded trains, or just unexplained delays.

  • Old St. James Church in Elmhurst, City’s 2nd Oldest, Gets Landmarked [DNAinfo]: The Old St. James Episcopal Church on Broadway, one of the city’s oldest churches, is now officially a landmark. The Church of England mission church, which was built in 1735 and 1736, was unanimously voted for the distinction by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday.

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