“I just hope the train is photogenic today, you know?” one young train fanatic said as he waited for the R211’s inaugural voyage through Manhattan.
The number of incidents of people riding outside the train in 2022 was up nearly fourfold since 2021 and nearly double the 2019 tally.
Contract workers who were given just a couple of days notice before losing their jobs in late December are now getting back pay for vacation and sick time, following reporting from THE CITY.
Passengers will be able to move freely between cars on some trains starting later this year.
The mostly Latino fill-in cleaning crews say they worked during COVID when nobody else wanted to, but were fired just days before New Year with little notice.
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.
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 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.
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Service disruptions abound, as modernization efforts to address them face obstacles.
As special pandemic funds dwindle and ridership remains low, MTA says it needs new sources of income.
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.
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.
A mostly Latin immigrant workforce stepped up when COVID-19 threw the MTA for a loop and required more cleaning with less staff. As their time runs out, many are looking for more permanent, union work with the transit agency.
Transit officials say more pros than cons lie ahead as they cruise toward launching fees for drivers entering the city’s traffic-clogged core.
The state transit agency is mulling regulation of e-scooters and e-bikes on trains and in stations following several deadly fires in the city caused by exploding lithium-ion batteries.
With bathrooms closed since the coronavirus outbreak, the number of train cars that have to be taken out of service because of No. 1 and No 2. is reaching pre-pandemic levels — even as ridership remains lower.
The country’s largest transit agency is finally searching for companies to install doors at Times Square-42nd Street and Third Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan, and Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue in Queens.
In the first five months of this year, there have been 449 reported incidents of people riding on top of or outside trains, data shows — which is already almost as many as all of 2019.
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