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Sneak Peak: Rail Riders Charged Rush-Hour Prices Despite Pandemic Discount

The MTA says hardware hurdles prevented them from removing the option for commuters to buy unnecessarily expensive peak fare tickets. And the agency says it has no idea how many people it fleeced.

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Pyramid Scheme: Critics Question Why Transit Spaces are ‘Hostile’ to Humans

A trio of wooden pyramids, erected atop flat metal security bollards in front Penn Station, are among examples around the city and transit system of what some call "cruel" public design features that make homeless people uncomfortable.

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MTA Shuffle Puts Construction Vet in Driver’s Seat, Leaves Vacancy at Transit

Gov. Cuomo on Thursday confirmed the MTA’s new chairperson and CEO will be Janno Lieber, who joined the agency in 2017 after leading Silverstein Properties’ efforts to rebuild the World Trade Center.

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MTA Touts Tunnel Fixes But Sandy Subway and Rail Repairs Still Have Long Way to Go

Nine years after Superstorm Sandy flooded the New York City transit system, dozens of projects designed to protect against future weather disasters remain unfinished, an examination by THE CITY found.

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MTA Eyes Commuter Rails as Discount Subways Substitutes With Crowds Expected Back

Transit officials are taking a "relook" at fares and commuting patterns that have shifted during the pandemic. That could mean the LIRR and Metro-North carrying more Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx residents.

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‘Tough Guy’ Cuomo’s Hard Reign Over MTA Shaken by Growing Scandals

The fallout over the allegations roiling the governor could have implications for the subway and bus agency, where former and current officials and board members say Cuomo’s management style has repeatedly driven away top talent.

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New Push to Let Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens Ride Rails for Less

With ridership plummeting on commuter lines and subways, officials and transit advocates renew calls for expansion of MTA’s "Atlantic Ticket" program.

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Success of LIRR Brooklyn-Queens Tix Renews Call for Citywide $2.75 Rail Fare

The discount Atlantic Ticket, connecting Brooklyn and Queens via the LIRR, has drawn 2.3 million riders and shortened commutes. Next stop, everywhere?

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Group Wants to Shed More Light on MTA Budget Busters

When MTA officials got rid of quarterly reports last year, they made it much harder to hold them accountable for cost overruns, watchdog group says.

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Governor’s Penn Station Overhaul Plan Lacks Tunnel Vision

Cuomo’s proposal to expand the rail hub by demolishing a city block and adding eight tracks avoids long-sought new tunnel to handle extra trains.


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Rockaway Branch Rail Reboot Study Finally Lands

After THE CITY’s inquiries, the MTA put out a long-delayed report on reviving a long-dormant Queens railway stretch. The verdict: possible but pricey.

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Price of MTA Cost-Cutting Consultant Rises

The deal has gone from $2.3 million to $3.75 million. Officials say the job is expanding, but one board member called the bill "troubling."