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Union Boss Quits Congestion Pricing Panel as It Releases New Details of Tolling Plan

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 […]

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4/5/6 Beats A/C/E: Lettered Subway Lines Hit Reliability Dip

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 […]

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Cuomo’s MTA Power Shakeup Threatens to Upend Transit Comeback, Critics Say

Additional reporting by Josefa Velasquez Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to shake up MTA brass could throw the agency off-track as the transit system emerges from a crippling pandemic, board members, advocates and watchdogs told THE CITY. Albany lawmakers initially rejected Cuomo’s bid to split duties currently held by outgoing Chairperson Patrick Foye among two top […]

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MTA’s Pandemic Federal Wish List Seeks $8B for Subway Elevators, Escalators and More

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 […]

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MTA Resumes Access-A-Ride Cash Fare Collections Even as COVID Infections Grow

Commuters who use the MTA’s paratransit service resumed paying $2.75 cash for rides Tuesday for the first time since last spring — spurring concerns among medically vulnerable riders with COVID-19 infection rates rising. The fare collection returned even as Access-A-Ride customers, who tap the service for doctors visits and other appointments, have been getting rides […]

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Subway Motorman’s Widow Hasn’t Been on a Train Since His Death. But Now She May the Take the Ride He Never Finished

Delilah Goble has steered clear of the subway since her husband was killed last March in a fire that torched a train inside a Harlem station. But days after a 50-year-old man was arrested in the killing of subway motorman Garrett Goble, his widow said she is on board with a memorial Brooklyn-to-The-Bronx ride on […]