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.

MTA
The DOJ released a report in the fall that knocked Access-A-Ride for untimely drop-offs and excessive travel times. Now, transit officials say customer satisfaction is up.
Rail travelers from three states may need alternate transportation if the first Metro-North strike in 40 years materializes.
Transit agency officials said the plans to connect Metro-North trains to Penn Station will likely face delays of six to nine months — while pointing fingers at a familiar impediment.
Following a pilot program launched in September, stroller-only zones will now be available on nearly one-fifth of the entire fleet, equal to over 1,000 buses.
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The mostly Latino fill-in cleaning crews say they worked during COVID when nobody else wanted to, but were fired just days before New Year with little notice.
Three elevators at the Clark Street subway station in Brooklyn have combined for at least 35 non-scheduled service outages and 11 sets of trapped passengers since a nearly $30 million replacement project was completed in May.
Transit officials described the move as a “real sea change” for New York cyclists that will install bicycle racks at 37 locations, placing racks on the front of some buses and more.
Speaking before state lawmakers, the governor committed to coming up with a “comprehensive set of solutions” to the significant hurdles facing the MTA. Transportation watchdog and advocacy groups want to see specifics.