Schoenfeld apparently uses the MTA schedules for the application.
The MTA called Schoenfeld in June, and said he couldn't use those train schedules under intellectual-property laws unless he forked over $5,000 and 10 percent of all future sales as part of a licensing agreement, he said.
The MTA backed off yesterday, and instead asked for a one-time fee of $700 and a disclaimer on his application that it's his fault if the schedules aren't right, he said.
"This is a huge win," said Schoenfeld. "They've been totally not willing to negotiate. It's been, 'Sign a license or face the consequences.' Now it's just 700 bucks."