Transit officials say more pros than cons lie ahead as they cruise toward launching fees for drivers entering the city’s traffic-clogged core.
The entrance on the southeast side of the square has one of the systems’ least reliable escalators and is an assault on the senses.
The worst-performing subway escalator in The Bronx — at the Gun Hill Road stop on the No. 2 and 5 lines — is also one of the newest in the borough, having been in service a mere 17 years at the station.
The future of the MTA’s $51.5 billion blueprint to improve the transit system has been clouded by uncertainty since being put on hold last June because of the pandemic-driven economic crisis. But a new document offers a window into which capital projects are eligible for federal funding — such as subway accessibility, elevator and escalator […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Safety inspectors are so fed up with a Manhattan subway escalator that’s been busted since last January that the building’s manager and owner have been hauled into criminal court, records show. THE CITY reported […]
Additional reporting by Ann Choi Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. It’s been just over a year since the worst escalator in the subway system broke down — and records show it will remain at a standstill until late September. […]
Subway on-time performance last month hit a mark it hadn’t reached in six years, as 81.5% of trains ran on time. But when it comes to releasing a list of the next 50 subway stations to be made accessible to riders with disabilities, New York City Transit is running late. In its quarterly “Customer Commitment” […]
Three sprawling stations opened deep beneath Second Avenue on New Year’s Day 2017 as gleaming showpieces of the city’s troubled subway system. But the stations’ 32 escalators quickly became the MTA’s shame — breaking down so frequently that only three of them met performance goals during the stations’ first 15 months, an MTA inspector general […]
The subway system’s lousiest escalator should be on track for a replacement, said a Manhattan City Council member who decried “inexcusable” constant breakdowns in the city’s ninth-busiest station. “There’s somebody here who’s responsible, who should be holding up their end of the deal,” Councilmember Keith Powers told THE CITY. “But they have not been doing […]
An escalator leading to the E and M train platform at the Lexington Avenue-53rd Street subway station went down in January, and it’s unlikely to give any riders a lift until next month. “It’s terrible, terrible, terrible,” said Naeem Smith, 42, who commutes in and out of the Midtown Manhattan station daily. “I’ve actually called […]