Contract workers who were given just a couple of days notice before losing their jobs in late December are now getting back pay for vacation and sick time, following reporting from THE CITY.
Transit agency officials said the plans to connect Metro-North trains to Penn Station will likely face delays of six to nine months — while pointing fingers at a familiar impediment.
Following a pilot program launched in September, stroller-only zones will now be available on nearly one-fifth of the entire fleet, equal to over 1,000 buses.
Speaking before state lawmakers, the governor committed to coming up with a “comprehensive set of solutions” to the significant hurdles facing the MTA. Transportation watchdog and advocacy groups want to see specifics.
An inquiry that followed the killing of No. 2 train operator Garrett Goble led to the discovery that the transit agency has not provided annual “escape hood” training to thousands of subway workers.
The proposals would freeze the current $2.75 price of subway and bus trips and would roll out free fares by borough over four years.
Funding MTA as a vital utility could lessen the reliance on fares and boost mass transit, say some of the authority’s board members.
Service disruptions abound, as modernization efforts to address them face obstacles.
The announcements became ubiquitous in just a couple of days, but some conductors say it’s background noise and could actually put a bigger target on their backs.
Janno Lieber, the MTA’s chairperson and CEO, made a trip to the Somos conference — the first of its kind for any transit leader in recent memory — where he called for lawmakers to find new sources of revenue for the struggling system.