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Cuomo’s MTA Power Shakeup Threatens to Upend Transit Comeback, Critics Say

The governor’s last-minute bid to turn the top post at the transit agency into two jobs was called "fugazi" by one union head. Albany lawmakers went back and forth over Cuomo’s bid to split duties currently held by Patrick Foye.

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As Overnight Subway Service Returns, Union Slams Cleaning Staff Shortage

With 24/7 subway service coming back on May 17, TWU Local 100 says a shortage of car cleaners could leave the MTA exposed to an upcoming grime wave as riders return.

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MTA’s Pandemic Federal Wish List Seeks $8B for Subway Elevators, Escalators and More

An outline of upgrades tacked onto a public hearing notice includes $770 million for station accessibility boosts. Meanwhile, officials hope that Pete Buttigieg will push along congestion pricing to help foot the bill.

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MTA Resumes Access-A-Ride Cash Fare Collections Even as COVID Infections Grow

Advocates pressed transit officials to wait until the pandemic ends before reinstating the $2.75 cash-only fee on the small buses and other vehicles that carry riders with limited mobility to vaccination and doctor appointments.

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Subway Motorman’s Widow Hasn’t Been on a Train Since His Death. But Now She May the Take the Ride He Never Finished

Delilah Goble, whose husband was killed in a March arson fire that engulfed a No. 2 train, says a tribute run along the route planned for the anniversary of that tragic day might help her "start riding the train again."

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Two Dozen Subway Cars Struck in Overnight Weekend Graffiti Storm

Taggers hit 24 cars on six lines between Saturday and Monday, including an M train coated in "Alice in Wonderland"-like images. Most incidents occurred in tunnels during overnight shutdowns.

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Subway Slowdown: Sleek New Train Cars Running Late in Pandemic

A COVID-driven supply-chain slowdown will keep the MTA from receiving a test batch of hundreds of new redesigned subway cars — which will eventually include accordion-like "open gangway" models — until next year, THE CITY has learned.

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Subway Ridership Down, But Incidents of People on Tracks on Pace to Top Last Year

Instances of a "person on the roadbed" this year have hit at least 720, according to MTA stats obtained by THE CITY. That’s nearly many as in all of 2019, despite a steep pandemic-driven decline in ridership.

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Capital Losses: Major Subway and Bus Projects Falling by Wayside in MTA’s Pandemic Budget Crunch

Paint jobs, structural repairs and accessibility upgrades are among the capital projects put on hold as the MTA hopes for billions from a more transit friendly Biden administration.

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Subway and Buses Boss Pitches MTA Salvation as Help for Working Poor

If the city’s mass transit system doesn’t get bailed out, people at the lowest income rungs will be hurt the most, Sarah Feinberg says as she seeks corporate and other help in a campaign for $12 billion in federal funds.

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Window Pain for MTA as Smashed Glass and Video Screen Vandalism Soars

Incidents up 64% from last year as plunge in ridership comes with spike in vandalism and certain violent crimes, reports show.

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MTA Inches Forward on Plan to Grab Property for Second Avenue Subway

The transit officials have begun acquiring over a dozen properties. But potentially displaced residents likely have been given a reprieve by the agency’s financial collapse.

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MTA’s Fare Evasion Math Was Off Track, Review Finds

The Office of MTA Inspector General worked with a data analytics professor at Columbia to test the reliability of the transit agency’s claim that it loses $300 million a year to fare beaters.

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MTA Targets Transit Mask Evaders With Fines Under Cuomo Order

Subway, bus and commuter train riders who don’t wear face covering now risk a $50 summons. The move came days after THE CITY revealed poor mask-wearing compliance on city buses.

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NYC Subway Anti-Germ Spray’s COVID-19 Impact Unclear

The EPA cited the makers of Goldshield 75 in 2016 for making false claims — and hasn’t put the product on its approved list for coronavirus cleaning.

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Boxing in Bus Drivers Eyed in Pandemic Protection Plan

Plexiglass cases could shield drivers as the MTA and union map out potential sweeping changes to bus and subway travel for the post-COVID age.

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MTA’s Pandemic Preparations Not Running as Planned, Union Charges

The transit agency’s 2012 disaster plan, obtained by THE CITY, calls for stockpiles of gloves, masks and wipes that workers say they’re not getting.

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NYC Bus Drivers Fighting for Protective Masks From MTA

The transit agency won’t provide the respirator masks it has to its bus operators yet, saying it is waiting to see if the state needs them elsewhere.

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NYC Subway and Bus Workers Demand Coronavirus Testing for Suspected Cases

"We are on the front lines," says union, which wants the MTA to arrange testing for any transit employee identified as "presumptively positive."

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Subway Signal Upgrade Spells Deja Vu Closures for Brooklyn F Train Riders

The elevated line leading to Coney Island will shut down on weekends through December — following two years of closures at some of the same stations.