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Passengers will be able to move freely between cars on some trains starting later this year.
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.
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.
Three elevators at the Clark Street subway station in Brooklyn have combined for at least 35 non-scheduled service outages and 11 sets of trapped passengers since a nearly $30 million replacement project was completed in May.
Transit officials described the move as a “real sea change” for New York cyclists that will install bicycle racks at 37 locations, placing racks on the front of some buses and more.
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.
At an MTA hearing on Wednesday, board members also approved a budget that anticipates service cuts and fare hikes.
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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.
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The transit agency would be following the lead of systems in cities like Boston and Atlanta, which have installed devices to detect urine and alert cleaning crews.
Funding MTA as a vital utility could lessen the reliance on fares and boost mass transit, say some of the authority’s board members.
Without flood-protected chargers, the study says the MTA could lose $945,000 per day from loss of service on the B32 bus and another $10.4 million per day from the M42 bus crossing Manhattan from West 42nd to East 41st Street.
Service disruptions abound, as modernization efforts to address them face obstacles.
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As special pandemic funds dwindle and ridership remains low, MTA says it needs new sources of income.
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Elon Musk’s chaotic takeover of the social media platform has some of the city’s most prolific users wondering how they’ll instantly communicate with millions of New Yorkers.
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.
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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.
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The candidates for governor are far apart on many things — and public transit is no exception.
The City senior reporter and bona fide train knower Jose Martinez joins FAQ to break down the gubernatorial race’s very high, yet hardly noticed, stakes for the already troubled future of the city’s circulatory system.