As the MTA filled in key details Thursday on a plan to toll motorists driving into the core of Manhattan as a way to fund mass transit improvements, a member of the panel that shaped the congestion pricing proposal resigned in protest. Labor leader John Samuelsen yanked his name off the congestion pricing recommendations issued […]
An MTA bus driver’s fatherly instincts kicked in early Monday when he helped reunite a 6-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother with their parents after they boarded his bus in East New York before sunrise, wearing pajamas and shorts. Marvin McLaurin, a dad of four, told THE CITY he was stunned when he saw the […]
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 […]
Reliability among subway cars on the lettered lines is steadily slipping, MTA data shows — even after the transit agency recently retired its most breakdown-prone trains, which carried riders for more than half a century. An analysis by THE CITY of transit agency numbers posted to the state’s open data dashboard reveals that Mean Distance […]
The MTA had to reroute buses on the fly late Wednesday after the city Transportation Department determined the rides are too overweight for a century-old bridge that links Brooklyn and Queens over Newtown Creek. Buses, which weigh between 21 and 34 tons, had to be redirected away from the city-owned Grand Street Bridge — which […]
A new rise in staffing shortfalls is taking a toll on subway service, MTA records show — even after the transit agency’s two-year hiring spree to bring onboard more than 2,000 new train operators and conductors. The number of monthly subway delays pinned on crew shortages has been climbing steadily since the start of 2023, […]
On Friday morning, historic rains doused New York City and crippled the subway system. That afternoon, a little-noticed 39-page audit called on transit officials to do better.
The Adams administration killed the plan to create bus-only lanes along one of the city’s slowest mass-transit thoroughfares in the face of local business and political opposition.
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.
More than a year after the subway shooting, a dozen train conductors and operators said a lack of protocols and training leaves MTA employees — and subway riders — in danger.