As temperatures dropped below the freezing mark and snowflakes fell on the city Thursday, the heating system inside a sprawling MTA bus depot remained out of order. New York City Transit’s head of buses confirmed that the main high-pressure heating system at the East New York Bus Depot is undergoing repairs that have forced the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Eduardo Muniz has been grabbed by the neck and slapped in the face in nearly a decade as a New York City Transit subway conductor. But Muniz says nothing has rattled him as much as joining the growing number of subway workers who have been spit on — which happened last month when police said […]
The city’s commitment to upgrading or installing pedestrian sidewalk ramps at every street corner in the five boroughs — as required by federal disability law — has run into some roadblocks, records show. The discovery of ramp-free locations that were not previously identified, along with pandemic-driven construction delays, officials say, have combined to push back […]
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.