New Day at the MTA

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently hosted a technology conference in conjunction with Cornell University. The “New Day at the MTA” conference brought together private and public partners to spur future collaboration and innovation in the transportation sector in New York.

September 20, 2019 – New York City

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently hosted a technology conference in conjunction with Cornell University. The “New Day at the MTA” conference brought together private and public partners to spur future collaboration and innovation in the transportation sector in New York.


Today is about opening up (the transit) industry and restoring competition and restoring innovation. The stark reality is we cannot succeed long term without new technology and new companies entering the field.

- New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo

Promotional video that MTA and Gov. Cuomo unveiled at the conference which includes interviews with Piper CEO, Robert Hanczor.

Piper Networks’ CEO, Robert Hanczor, was asked by MTA to participate on a panel with several other transportation experts. They discussed new opportunities and technologies that can help with upcoming projects, like signaling, and encouraged other companies in the audience to engage MTA with their ideas.


The MTA and the Governor’s commitment to funding new competitive programs and providing the resources necessary to pilot new technologies has been the game changer for the tech companies like Piper. We’re proud to be among the first graduating class to come from these programs. As part of our education we’ve learned that there’s no reason to be intimidated by the MTA’s size. Because if you have innovative solutions, you consider safety in every decision you make, and you have the focus to execute on your project plan – there’s really nothing to stand in your way.

- Piper Networks CEO, Robert Hanczor

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Piper has delivered several trial installations of Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology to improve CBTC signaling operations on the NYC Subway. Piper’s UWB train positioning solution tracks the trains in real-time to within inches and helps reduce headway, increase throughput, and improve track worker safety.

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