Jose Martinez

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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Citing THE CITY’s report on how subway stations become drug use sites when centers close, the mayor called the situation a crisis that can’t wait. But center operators say they need more funding.
Two uptown subway stations in particular are the default go-to for users when the OnPoint NYC overdose prevention centers close at 8 p.m., locals and officials say.
NYPD records show all of the recent growth in vehicle collisions is taking place during late nights and weekends, when state law shuts down automated ticketing of speeding vehicles. Albany is now weighing a bill that would turn the cameras on 24/7.
An audit by the agency’s inspector general, launched after a report by THE CITY, found that customers paid “totally indefensible” prices.
The deaths of two French artists last month highlight a recent spike in the number of subway graffiti reports as well as the enduring allure of tagging New York trains.
The areas around the West 4th Street, Times Square-42nd Street and 125th Street stations on the Lexington Avenue line had the highest number of “track intrusions,” which are up 20% since before the pandemic.
It’ll take a small town’s supply of juice to fuel the hundreds of emissions-free coaches the MTA plans to add to its 5,800-strong fleet. Not to mention all the depots that will have to be modified and workers retrained.
The entrance on the southeast side of the square has one of the systems’ least reliable escalators and is an assault on the senses.
Frank R. James was caught after a tipster said he was at a Manhattan McDonald’s, officials said. He is being hit with federal terrorism on mass transit charges.