New Yorkers who rely on wheelchairs to get around say they often steer clear of MTA express buses for fear of being unable to board or exit due to faulty hydraulic lifts or drivers unclear on how to operate them. Since March, 78-year-old Jean Ryan has twice needed firefighters to carry her 400-pound motorized wheelchair […]
Expert observers and former transit officials say the MTA and the city are using too many “sticks” and not enough “carrots” in their rollout of the pioneering tolling system set to launch next year.
A Monday morning OMNY glitch temporarily increased bus and subway rides to $2.90. Riders are promised refunds.
Funding MTA as a vital utility could lessen the reliance on fares and boost mass transit, say some of the authority’s board members.
More than half of all bus riders on Bx lines are hopping on for free, MTA data reveals, as commuters and transit experts say more rule enforcement is only part of the solution.
What’s new will be old again. After being hit with commuter complaints about the lack of leg room on the latest MTA express buses, the transit agency has agreed to adjust seat configurations on more than 250 of its newest coaches by reverting to a more spacious layout used by models assembled between 2012 and […]
The MTA’s pandemic-sparked fiscal disaster could put express bus service in the fast lane to massive reductions — including the potential loss of some interborough lines, transit sources said. As transit officials map out potential cuts to subway, bus and commuter rail service, tens of thousands of express bus riders from the north Bronx to […]
A city-subsidized private bus operator unpopular with Staten Island commuters has received a year’s extension on its contract and an additional $300,000 — raising taxpayers’ tab to $3.8 million. Board members of the city’s Economic Development Corp. approved the extra time for Academy Bus, the Hoboken-based company that supplies service along the SIM23 and SIM24, […]
Taxpayers will be boosting subsidies to two private bus lines Staten Island commuters call unreliable — and the agency in charge says a ridership drop due to the MTA’s route redesign is to blame. Board members of the city’s Economic Development Corp. have approved an additional $804,000 for Academy Bus, the Hoboken, N.J.-headquartered company that […]