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Mad as hell, straphangers to protest outside Cuomo’s NYC office

New York City straphangers have reached their breaking point. After Tuesday’s A train derailment in Harlem caused 24 hours of hellish commuting for thousands of riders on the A, B, C and D trains, New Yorkers are set to air their grievances to the man officially in charge of the MTA: Gov....

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:57pm

A train derails at 125th Street, mass service changes ensue

Updated, 12:49 p.m.: There are additional subway changes now in effect due to this morning’s A train derailment at 125th Street in Harlem. There are no A trains between 59th Street-Columbus Circle and 168th Street in both directions. An A train shuttle is in service between 168th Street and...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:04pm

New Yorkers face another day of delays on subway

Many New Yorkers’ Tuesday got off to a bumpy start thanks to, you guessed it, their morning commute on the subway, especially on the B, D, F and M lines. Signal problems at 34th Street-Herald Square caused delays on the uptown B, D, F and M lines just before 6:30 a.m., and there was at least...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:40pm

The best way to beat Boston rush-hour traffic might surprise you

Boston’s congested rush-hour roadways are no match for commuters on two wheels. Bicyclists took the top two spots in Monday morning’s fifth annual Boston Rush Hour Challenge. The friendly competition pits people driving cars, riding bikes, taking the MBTA, bike-sharing with a Hubway...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:21pm

Here’s your ‘summer of hell’ Penn Station schedule, NJ Transit riders

With Amtrak’s extensive track repair work at Penn Station set to begin in exactly one month, New Jersey Transit has released the forthcoming changes to its weekday schedule. Amtrak, which owns and operates the 21 tracks at the nation’s busiest — and incident-riddled — rail...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 3:43pm

Straphangers faced ‘hell on the F train’ during Monday night’s commute

New York City straphangers’ Monday ended much the same way it began: with a hellish commute, this time on the F train. After what the MTA said was a “train with mechanical problems” at Broadway-Lafayette Street in Manhattan, riders were stranded in an underground tunnel for about...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 12:28pm

Morning commute plagued by delays across NYC subway system

Many New Yorkers might be having a bad case of the Mondays after this morning’s commute, which saw several subway lines battling signal problems and incidents and massive delays across the board. via GIPHY The issues come just weeks after the MTA announced a six-point initiative aimed at...

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 2:44pm

New York firms offer 'Plan B' to staff ahead of summer transit woes

(This May 24 story corrects paragraphs 8-10 to show that Societe Generale did not introduce a telecommuting policy because of Penn station repairs) Faced with this summer's partial shutdown of New York's Pennsylvania Station due to track repairs, some employers in the largest U.S. city are...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 2:29pm

On-time not of the essence for MTA: Report

To say the MTA is inundated with New Yorkers’ complaints of late is likely an understatement, and the reveal of a new internal report from the agency, which was obtained by the New York Daily News, may not help matters. The city’s subway system is the largest in the world, and its...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:57pm

Water damages, closes escalators at Second Avenue subway’s 86th Street station

Less than six months after opening, Manhattan’s Second Avenue subway has fallen prey to an equipment malfunction: Escalators are out of service at the line’s 86th Street station. The escalators at the station’s 83rd Street entrance went out of service after sustaining water...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 1:05pm

Sewage is flooding the LIRR at Penn Station

It wasn’t the train service that stunk at Penn Station during Wednesday morning’s commute — a pipe burst, sending a deluge of sewage down on the Long Island Rail Road concourse. As passers-by snapped photos and videos of the scene for social media, workers were busy mopping and...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:40am

MTA hopes to regain straphangers’ confidence with six-point initiative

Between signal issues and subway delays, New Yorkers never really know what to expect aside from possible frustration on their daily commute. With that in mind, the MTA unveiled a new initiative aimed at getting to the root of the issues plaguing its subway system — and to regain commuters...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:02pm

At long last, revamped GWB Bus Station set to open

It looks like the long wait — and outdoor stair climbing — may be over for the thousands of commuters who come through the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on a daily basis. Since 2014, the main concourse of the GWBBS has been closed while renovations were made to the terminal...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 9:52am

Amtrak to hire private company to manage Penn Station concourse

Amtrak said on Thursday that it plans to hire a private company to manage the concourse-level areas it controls in New York's outdated and overcrowded Penn Station. Amtrak will create a new development entity tasked with selecting a management firm for its concourse areas, President Wick...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:26pm

Amtrak’s Penn Station repairs will close tracks for 44 days this summer: Report

Headaches for commuters at New York’s Penn Station, the busiest — and most incident-riddled of late — rail terminal in the country will continue at least through late summer. Amtrak’s initial repair plan for Penn Station, which is also a hub for the Long Island Rail Road...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:41pm

Commuters rejoice! First span of Kosciuszko Bridge ready for traffic

Updated, 3:35 p.m.: New York City’s Kosciuszko Bridge may be brand-new, but the first car to drive over it certainly wasn’t. Gov. Andrew Cuomo drove President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1932 Packard over the new span, which officially opens Thursday night. "A beautiful car for...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:14pm

NJ Transit offering late notes and absence excuses to train riders

Being late for work because of train troubles isn’t new, but after a slew of recent problems, NJ Transit is offering its customers an excuse note for when the system makes them late.           Derailments, breakdowns and delays have plagued NJ Transit in the last few...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:31pm

LIRR service restored, but major delays continue to plague Penn Station

Update, April 25, 7:57 p.m.: LIRR service has been restored with westbound trains resuming and access restrictions to Penn Station have been lifted. Penn Station is the busiest train hub in the United States. Original article: The scene is rough at Penn Station on Tuesday evening as LIRR service...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:02pm

MBTA $2B budget needs savings from bus maintenance, rail, The Ride

Without specific plans for how to achieve savings, MBTA overseers on Thursday targeted the commuter rail, bus maintenance and The Ride paratransit service for reduced spending, passing a $1.989 billion fiscal 2018 budget that leaves a $30 million budget gap. The budget assumes no fare increases,...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 10:14am

NJ Transit derails at Penn disrupting morning commutes

A slow-moving New Jersey Transit train derailed Monday morning at Penn Station, causing service disruptions and delays for travelers trying to get into the city during the morning commute.The cause of the derailment is believed to be a faulty wheel, WNYC reported. A NJTransit spokesperson was not...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 10:03am