Transportation

Funding MTA as a vital utility could lessen the reliance on fares and boost mass transit, say some of the authority’s board members.
Service disruptions abound, as modernization efforts to address them face obstacles.
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As special pandemic funds dwindle and ridership remains low, MTA says it needs new sources of income.
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Elon Musk’s chaotic takeover of the social media platform has some of the city’s most prolific users wondering how they’ll instantly communicate with millions of New Yorkers.
Most of the battery-related fires take place in working-class residential neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx.
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.
Eviction case sought to remove tenants from luxury 429 E. 52nd St. after complaints of “motorcycles” ridden and parked in halls. City Council is now considering bills to prevent destructive lithium-ion battery fires.
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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.
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Tomaso Tiseo has parked broken-down cars, buses, and trucks along a few blocks surrounding St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst for years, according to neighbors and elected officials.
A ‘free-for-all’ of bikes, e-bikes, scooters and e-scooters on sidewalks causes copious complaining to 311
The updated ParkNYC mobile app was supposed to make paying for street parking easier — but users report plenty of problems since a reboot last week.
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.
The city’s Economic Development Corporation displaces TopView across the harbor, citing “unprecedented growth of maritime industry.”
By placing boots on vehicles, the city is making money from tickets again — with drivers paying higher fees than ever.
Several bus lines are trying out reserving space for open strollers, but drivers fear conflicts among riders to come.
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.
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The transit agency’s flippant new signs deliver poor public health messaging, disability advocates charge.
Now gaining speed, the plan to toll drivers traveling into Manhattan could threaten the existence of several parking facilities south of 60th Street.