MTA crews will get needed access to Amtrak’s tracks crossing the Hell Gate Bridge, but Amtrak passengers potentially face months of service impacts.
Rail travelers from three states may need alternate transportation if the first Metro-North strike in 40 years materializes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The agency’s “needs assessment” looking two decades into the future is being “worked on.” But transit watchdogs say it’s already too late.
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.”
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