NYC begins installing new street lights and MTA announces new train apps

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The NYC Department of Transportation has begun installing new energy effiicient street lights.

The plan is for the city’s 250,000 street lights to be replaced by 2017. The city says the new lighting will save approximately $6 million in energy and $8 million in maintenance a year.

This is the first round of new installations. 64 improved street lights will go along the 125th Street corridor in Harlem in the next year.

PIX11’s Greg Mocker suggests acting quickly to fix lights along the FDR in lower Manhattan and the BQE in Brooklyn around the Gowanus. Dozens along the main roadways are dark.

Along the rails, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency created a “Train Time” application for Metro-North and Long Island Railroad customers.

It’s available now for Android and Apple devices.