New York City Transit

Subway service delays related to crew shortages are at their highest levels in months as several measures to boost employment numbers have come up short. The transit agency is once again turning to retirees to mind the gaps.
Ten people were directly shot and 19 more were injured in the commotion. Investigators are looking for a Pennsylvania man who they say rented a U-Haul van connected to a key found at the scene.
While union leaders call for “safety over service,” homeless riders and advocates say the Sept. 2020 ban doesn’t address why people are bringing their belongings into the subway system in the first place.
The federal infrastructure bill that cleared Congress on Friday is “probably the best we’re going to get,” but still falls short of meeting the city’s vast needs — including some long-awaited subway projects, transit and planning experts say.
Transit officials are starting to chip away at a worker shortage that has for months caused tens of thousands of bus and subway trips to be canceled or delayed, frustrating passengers. Meanwhile, overtime is rising for bus and subway workers.
With thousands of runs being nixed every month because of crew shortages, the MTA plans to accelerate the training of new train operators, taking a month off the onboarding process, THE CITY has learned.
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.
It seems like old times on crossings run by the MTA, the Port Authority and the city, the latest data shows. That’s got mass transit and environmental advocates concerned as New York’s reopening gears up for a fall rush.
“If I see something, I say something,” said Yann Hicks, who has tweeted photos critical of the Transit Authority’s actions on homelessness and is now facing suspension for allegedly violating a safety rule that bans the use of phones while operating a train.
A Brooklyn bus driver says supervisors showed little compassion when she got her period on the job while waiting for a repair crew — and her union wants more training for dispatchers.
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The nine entrances, all in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, remain off-limits to commuters — and homeless people — more than six months into the pandemic.
When the subways shut down between 1 and 5 a.m. starting in May, the Transit Authority began providing commuters with free car rides. That stops Sunday.
“I’m sad that I had to meet families in this way, I would have much rather met them in much better circumstances,” said one family liaison. “But it’s really an honor for me to do this work.”
As she leaves her post as the first woman to head to the subway system, Sally Librera describes decisions aimed at saving lives while keeping the trains running.
An A train at Chambers Street came apart in the middle early Wednesday, causing officials to deactivate the young R179 line for the second time this year.
Some New York City subway commuters report unnerving trips amid a huge ridership drop and a tiny crime decline. Transit boss Sarah Feinberg vows to make rides “as safe as possible.”
The 232 escalators maintained by the MTA are functional only about 87% of the time, according to new figures — the worst they’ve been since 2010.
The SIM23 and SIM24 express bus routes serving Staten Island’s South Shore are suffering under MTA route redesigns, city sponsor says.