Transportation

At the Brooklyn base of the Kosciuszko Bridge a gleaming new park attracts visitors from around the world. On the Queens side they have anger and frustration.
The deaths of two French artists last month highlight a recent spike in the number of subway graffiti reports as well as the enduring allure of tagging New York trains.
The areas around the West 4th Street, Times Square-42nd Street and 125th Street stations on the Lexington Avenue line had the highest number of “track intrusions,” which are up 20% since before the pandemic.
It’ll take a small town’s supply of juice to fuel the hundreds of emissions-free coaches the MTA plans to add to its 5,800-strong fleet. Not to mention all the depots that will have to be modified and workers retrained.
Bent, covered up, and outright phony license plates have allowed drivers in the city to dodge red light and speeding cameras some 1.5 million times since the pandemic started — and the problem is only getting worse.
The entrance on the southeast side of the square has one of the systems’ least reliable escalators and is an assault on the senses.
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.
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Under the plan being pushed by the governor and Albany leadership, certain taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel would be suspended from June 1 through the end of the year.
The new deal between the NY Taxi Workers Alliance and Minnesota’s O’Brien-Staley Partners/OSK came in the wake of pressure from cabbies and Senator Chuck Schumer — and after reporting by THE CITY.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission has extended a cap on livery car licenses, which industry leaders say could be a final nail in their coffin.
The worst-performing subway escalator in The Bronx — at the Gun Hill Road stop on the No. 2 and 5 lines — is also one of the newest in the borough, having been in service 17 years at the station. Most Bronx subway escalators are more than 20 years old.
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Dozens of taxi medallion owners protested Thursday in front of the Manhattan offices of Vedder Price.
Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft have decimated the market for green taxis.
Outsider trash has long been a problem in neighborhoods like Hollis, Jamaica and St. Albans. In lieu of help from officials, many community members are taking matters into their own hands.
State lawmakers and local officials are trying to give The City That Never Sleeps some peace and quiet. But some car and motorcycle enthusiasts say they have every right to be loud.
Last month, when THE CITY reported on the use of life-saving platform barriers in other transit systems, MTA head Janno Lieber said “special complexities in New York” forestalled their implementation here. Now, he’s on board.
What advocates call “the dying breaths of an industry of exploitation” are leaving NYC cab drivers sidelined without the right to hit the streets and make a living.
Victor Calise, one of the city’s longest-serving commissioners, will leave his post March 4 to take a job in the private sector. New Yorkers living with physical and mental challenges see the opening as an opportunity for the office to do more.
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.