Transit

Service disruptions abound, as modernization efforts to address them face obstacles.
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.
Cross Bay Boulevard, a main evacuation route for residents of Broad Channel, is still in bad shape a decade after Superstorm Sandy.
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Ten years after the superstorm of the century, the MTA isn’t done with efforts to protect its waterfront routes.
Community Board 5 resolves to reenvision the blocks targeted for demolition and megatowers under a steamroller state project.
Scooters, e-bikes, hoverboards, unicycles — New Yorkers will find all sorts of creative ways to get around. But it’s becoming an e-jungle out there on the streets.
Longtime boosters of restoring rail service to a 3.5-mile stretch of the LIRR’s abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch said last week’s QueensWay park announcement left them wondering about the prospects for their preferred transit project.
Seven routes across all five boroughs will soon have special baby carriage zones — without taking space from wheelchair-using customers, according to MTA sources.
Now gaining speed, the plan to toll drivers traveling into Manhattan could threaten the existence of several parking facilities south of 60th Street.
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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.
Report says demand for yellow cabs could drop by nearly 20%, adding to the troubles of drivers rocked by the pandemic and drowning in debt.
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.
More than half of all bus riders on Bx lines are hopping on for free, MTA data reveals, as commuters and transit experts say more rule enforcement is only part of the solution.
The MTA is assessing new goals and financial needs in a post-pandemic world. Riders with mobility issues remind the agency that serving them humanely is not only the law but “the right thing to do.”
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Early-pandemic projections of ridership resurgence were way off, while congestion pricing is still just a dream. Turns out $15 billion doesn’t go as far as it used to.
A key vote paves the way for megadevelopment in Midtown. Gov. Hochul hopes it will lead to money for a Penn revamp but critics have their doubts.
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.
The per-ride cost is going up by $1.25, but new discounts will make voyages cheaper for many New Yorkers who don’t currently show up at ferry docks.