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Colombian ‘Chiva’ Bus Owners Hoping Pandemic Hasn’t Killed the Party

New York City’s party bus owners are looking to get on their "discotheques on wheels" rolling again after a prolonged pandemic pit stop. But a comeback is far from assured.

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De Blasio’s ‘Open Streets’ Stalled at Fraction of Promised Hundred Miles

Most stretches of roadway advertised as car-free aren’t, a citywide survey from the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives finds, with sharp inequities between the boroughs. Volunteers say they still need help hauling barricades.

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MTA to Allow Live Remote Public Commenting for Board Meetings After Outcry

The new format, which also doubles the public comment period to 60 minutes, was especially welcomed by disabled riders who said the MTA’s unreliable paratransit services kept them from testifying about the MTA’s unreliable paratransit services.

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As NYPD Pounds Dirt Bikes Into Scrap, Defiant Riders Cry Foul and Vroom On

Police say they’re on track to confiscate and crush up to 3,000 illegal ATVs and motorbikes by the end of the year — far more than in 2020. But owners, who argue their property is being unfairly destroyed, say they’re just seeking safe places to ride.

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Derailed Biden Infrastructure Package Could Mean Loss of $10B for New York Transit

A massive federal plan to spend $550 billion on public transit, bridges and highways stalled in Congress late Thursday, meaning a potential long-term impact to big-ticket projects in New York City and the region.

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City Tells Students Heading Back to School to Hop Turnstiles With Form Letters

School started Monday in New York, but some students who need free MetroCards to travel to and from class are still waiting to receive them. That’s raising concerns among some principals that students could end up in trouble with the police.

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No NYC Subway Riders Got Fined for Defying Mask Mandate in August

Police booted passengers 21 times for refusing to mask up, the lowest level in nearly a year. Meanwhile, the number of riders who complied with warnings jumped — even amid complaints that some cops are going maskless.

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As MTA Subways Weather ‘100-Year Storms’ Every Month, ‘New Solutions’ Sought

The third major storm to soak the city since July once again turned some subway stations into a default sewer system. It marked the latest frightening example of the mass transit system’s vulnerability to extreme weather — which is becoming the norm.

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MTA Planning to Cut Subway Operator Training Time to Curb Trip Cancelations

With thousands of runs being nixed every month because of crew shortages, the MTA plans to accelerate the training of new train operators, taking a month off the onboarding process, THE CITY has learned.

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Pyramid Scheme: Critics Question Why Transit Spaces are ‘Hostile’ to Humans

A trio of wooden pyramids, erected atop flat metal security bollards in front Penn Station, are among examples around the city and transit system of what some call "cruel" public design features that make homeless people uncomfortable.

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Fate of Campaign to Save Kids Trapped in Hot Cars Now in Congress’ Hands

Mandatory warning systems to keep drivers from stranding children in the backseat are buried in massive infrastructure bills. But one version offers a weak solution, said advocates — among them a father who lost his twins in a Bronx tragedy.

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MTA Looks to Ramp Up Subway Accessibility With Fewer Costly Elevators

"Ramps are failproof," declared Quemuel Arroyo, the MTA’s chief accessibility officer. But installing the slopes isn’t as easy as it might look, and in some cases elevators better fit the bill, some advocates say.

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MTA to Get Slim Slice of Federal Infrastructure Bill as Cars Outpace Mass Transit

The nation’s largest transit agency would reap about 1.9% of the planned $550 billion nationwide spending on transportation, which some critics say continues to focus too heavily on roads and highways.

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Many of Cuomo’s Big Transit Projects Remain Divisive, Incomplete

The governor portrayed himself as the second coming of master builder Robert Moses and ruled the MTA with an iron fist. As he’s set to depart office with a host of transportation projects in flux, transit advocates say some should be scrapped.

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Governor’s Ouster Could Spur Quick MTA Board Shake-Up, Thanks to Law He Backed

A state public authorities law change the governor pushed in 2019 says the term of any board member should expire with that of the elected official who recommended them. But it’s unclear what happens if an official is abruptly removed from office.

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Port Authority’s Inspector General to Probe Sky-High Airport Food Prices After ‘$27.85 Beer’ Fiasco

The bi-state agency will probe whether concessions companies — including one that employs one of Gov. Cuomo’s top confidantes — are violating pricing guidelines after THE CITY revealed costly items at JFK and LaGuardia.

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Sexual Harassment Investigation Report Could Derail Cuomo Plans for MTA

The governor’s troubles shut down a planned MTA event touting new executives Tuesday as transit watchers wonder whether a weakened Cuomo can maintain his iron grip on an agency inching out of pandemic-spurred turmoil.

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As Cuomo Orders Vaccinations for MTA, Some Workers Push Back

MTA employees must be vaccinated by Labor Day or agree to weekly COVID tests. But some workers said they’d never get the shots, even after losing more than 160 of their colleagues to the pandemic.

The ‘$27.85 Beer’: High-Flying Prices at Airports Spur Port Authority Concessions Audit Order

Some of the most expensive beer in the city is at the airports. But according to Port Authority rules, retailers at Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark should only be charging 10% more than "street prices."

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MTA Shuffle Puts Construction Vet in Driver’s Seat, Leaves Vacancy at Transit

Gov. Cuomo on Thursday confirmed the MTA’s new chairperson and CEO will be Janno Lieber, who joined the agency in 2017 after leading Silverstein Properties’ efforts to rebuild the World Trade Center.