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Straphangers will see subway improvements within 1 year, MTA promises

Amid aggravated New Yorkers, a state of emergency and a tug-of-war between City Hall and Albany, the MTA on Tuesday revealed its action plan for fixing its 113-year-old subway system. Phase I of the two-part plan unveiled by agency Chairman Joe Lhota will start immediately and “attack...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 6:42pm

‘Riders have every right to be frustrated’ with MTA: Mayor

The battle between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over New York’s embattled MTA and the city’s aged subway system rages on. In a one-two punch, the mayor first blasted the governor and new MTA Chairman Joe Lhota while riding an F train in Brooklyn on Sunday, which preceded...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 4:38pm

Did you know you can attend the MTA’s monthly meeting?

Instead of sounding off on social media about the near-daily issues you experience with the MTA, did you know you can actually tell the agency your thoughts the old-fashioned way? Yes, we mean face-to-face? Around the third week of almost every month, the MTA holds a board meeting at its...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 3:23pm

Technology allows buses to reduce travel time: NYC DOT

As New Yorkers face uncertain peril just about every time they board a subway these days, there’s good news for those who ride certain routes of the city’s Select Bus Service. Five of those bus routes have seen an 18 percent reduction in travel time, the New York City Department of...

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 2:26pm

Brooklyn Q train derailment affecting several subway lines

A train derailment in Brooklyn Friday morning is the latest issue in a long week of commuting issues thousands of New Yorkers faced. MTA officials said the second car of a southbound Q train derailed near Brighton Beach, ABC7 reported. There were about 100 passengers on board, and no injuries have...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:43am

MTA requests funding from City Hall for subway

With New York City’s Albany-run decrepit subway system failing on a near-daily basis, the MTA is looking a little closer to home for help in fixing it: City Hall. On Thursday, new MTA Chairman Joe Lhota announced that he was in the process of creating an emergency plan to submit to city...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 9:48am

Second Avenue subway still short $4 billion

There were many details in the recent MTA Capital Program Review Board approval of a $3 billion 2015 - 2019 MTA Five-Year Capital Plan Amendment that increased the total dollars from $29 billion to $32 billion. It included $700 million more for Phase 2 of the Second Avenue subway, but there is...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:02am

Person fatally struck by train at East Broadway: Officials

A man was fatally struck by a train in Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The incident occurred just after 3 p.m. on the southbound side of the East Broadway station on the F train line. Straphangers are facing several service changes as crews remain on the scene, and delays are...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:37pm

Cashless tolling begins on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge: Cuomo

With summer in full swing, cashless tolling is rolling in to make summer road tripping a bit easier. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Friday cashless tolling will begin on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at 3 a.m. on July 8. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge joins the RFK Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:32pm

Turnstile jumping won't land you in the slammer

Maybe you’ve jaywalked, smoked a little marijuana or had to pop-a-squat behind a parked car Friday night because you really had to pee. We’ve all broken some laws, but New Yorkers who are guilty of subway fare evasion won’t be arrested under a policy change in the Manhattan DA...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 1:31pm

Ahead of election, advocates unveil candidate agenda for tackling city’s transit issues

With key positions such as mayor, city council, all five borough presidents, comptroller and public advocate up for grabs in the upcoming election season, advocacy groups on Thursday revealed an agenda to help candidates tackle the issues New Yorkers face on a near-daily basis with the city’s...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 4:44pm

Visit the past during Transit Museum’s Vintage Bus Bash

New Yorkers flocking to Governors Island this weekend will get to see a blast from the past — actually, four of them. The New York Transit Museum is bringing bring four vintage buses to the East River island for the first Bus Bash since 2015. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, the buses,...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 5:02am

New Yorker snaps viral photo of two families smiling at each other on the subway

While many people were busy snapping and sharing photos to celebrate their Fourth of July weekend, one particular NYC subway photo melted the hearts of many and has gone viral. On July 2, New Yorker Rachel MacKnight was riding the C train when she spotted two families smiling and interacting with...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:18pm

MTA brass hardly use agency-issued free MetroCards: Report

While many New Yorkers would love to have a free MetroCard, especially in light of the recent commuting chaos they’ve faced, some high-ranking MTA officials get such cards — and barely use them, according to records provided to New York Daily News. The Daily News requested the card-...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 5:48pm

2-month M train shutdown begins July 1

Starting on Saturday, the M train will be shut down for two months as part of the MTA’s $163 million rebuilding and rehab project for the city’s aged subway system. The M line will terminate at Broadway Junction from July 1 through Sept. 1 as a section of its tracks between the Fresh...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:26am

MTA in ‘state of emergency,’ Cuomo says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday declared that the MTA's escalating dysfunction and accidents have reached the level of an emergency. Serious accidents and power outages have plagued the MTA's aged city infrastructure in recent months, and Tuesday’s A train derailment is...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:15pm

Passenger on derailed A train to sue MTA: Lawyers

A woman who was on the A train that derailed Tuesday morning is going to sue the MTA, her legal team said. Hamilton Heights resident Sheena Tucker is seeking $5 million from the MTA and the NYC Transit Authority, NBC4 reported, citing a notice of claim filed Wednesday by the Rubenstein &...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:39am

Stalled LIRR train strands passengers, causes delays into Penn Station

Hundreds of city-bound passengers were trapped in a tunnel leading to Penn Station when their Long Island Rail Road train stalled during Thursday morning’s rush-hour commute. The train, which originated in Port Washington, lost power just as it entered the East River tunnel around 7 a.m.,...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:54am

NYC subway map shows calories burned by walking

This NYC subway map will let you know how many calories you can burn between stops. Anyone who uses a subway system in a city knows there are many things that can make getting around town a nightmare. Subway derailments, infrastructure issues and overcrowded trains are just a few things that can...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 6:51pm

Two MTA supervisors suspended following A train derailment in Harlem

Updated, 2:15 p.m.: Two MTA maintenance supervisors have been suspended in the wake of Tuesday’s A train derailment in Harlem, an agency official said.  The two were in charge of a rail replacement near 125th Street in which unused rail was placed in the center of the subway track....

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:13pm