By Lydia Hu, NY1

Better, faster transit service. Isn’t that what every New Yorker wants? The MTA and the Partnership for New York City could be closer to finding the latest technological options that could potentially improve subway and bus service for New Yorkers.

On Thursday, the MTA welcomed the 10 semi-finalists of the Transit Tech Lab who had survived from about 100 applicants.

“These companies have applied from all around the world to demonstrate their technologies and potentially have the chance for a pilot with the MTA,” said Rachel Haot, Executive Director, Transit Innovation Partnership.

Tech companies were asked to answer one of two questions: how to better predict and prevent subway delays, and how to make buses faster and more efficient. MTA specialists and business experts evaluated the pitches.

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