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Jose is THE CITY’s transportation reporter. He previously worked on-air for six years at NY1 News, where he also hosted the weekly "In Transit." He is a veteran of the city’s tabloids, covering courts at the Daily News and the New York Post. He began at the Journal News in Westchester County.

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Used Around the World, Platform Doors Keep Getting Scratched Off MTA To-Do List

The deadly shoving of Michelle Go in front of an R train on Saturday at the city’s busiest subway station has revived calls for the MTA to install protective shields on train platforms.

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Transit Experts Hail Era Where Gov and Mayor Aren’t Throwing Each Other Under Buses

The so-far amicable partnership between Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams marks a welcome departure from the last eight years when Albany and City Hall were often headed in opposite directions when it came to the MTA.

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2021 Saw Another Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in Subway

Through the end of November — the latest figures provided by the Hate Crime Task Force — 30 of the 84 reported subway bias incidents targeted Asians, a 233% jump from 2020.

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Subway Service Delays Feared as Omicron Hits the Express Track

The number of subway workers testing positive for COVID-19 has spiked, according to internal MTA data obtained by THE CITY. "It’s putting a tremendous strain on service, because you have so many absences," said one union official.

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New MTA Express Bus Rollout Tripped Up by Leg-Room Gripes

The buses, which began going into service last December, are part of a $150 million order placed by the MTA in 2019. Now the transit agency has placed the delivery of some 200 buses on hold while it works on fixes to give commuters more space.

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MTA’s Late in Making OMNY Subway and Bus System Reduced-Fare Friendly

Some 1.3 million seniors and people with disabilities are eligible for discounted trips — but the MTA has managed to make its tap-and-go contactless payment system available to only 70 of them.

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Driver Cash Eyed as Fix for MTA’s Struggling Access-A-Ride

The paratransit service’s drivers may be seeing more green down the road as the MTA considers multiple measures — including bonuses and paying for bridge and tunnel rides — aimed at boosting reliability, THE CITY has learned.

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MTA Cops Rode High on Overtime After Cuomo Crackdown on Subway Homelessness, Inspector General Says

The OT bill for the MTA’s police force hit $33 million last year because of efforts by the Cuomo administration to police fare evasion and homeless New Yorkers, according to a new report from the agency’s inspector general.

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Sneak Peak: Rail Riders Charged Rush-Hour Prices Despite Pandemic Discount

The MTA says hardware hurdles prevented them from removing the option for commuters to buy unnecessarily expensive peak fare tickets. And the agency says it has no idea how many people it fleeced.

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As Federal Funds Put Second Ave. Subway Extension on Express Track, Displacement Looms for Locals

The Biden administration’s injection of billions into local infrastructure has state and transit officials tooting horns about the Q line’s uptown run. But some residents along the route say they’re trying to avoid getting railroaded out of the neighborhood.