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Riders Alliance contest makes winners of straphangers with worst commute

Barely a day goes by without New Yorkers experiencing a snafu on the city’s subway system. Some may even experience their worst commute ever, up until that particular moment. With delays tripling between 2012 and 2017 and major issues continuing to plague the Gov. Cuomo-run MTA, Riders...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:32am

NJ town by GWB rethinks non-resident travel ban after dip at local businesses

Less than a month after a New Jersey town near the George Washington Bridge banned non-resident traffic on its streets during rush-hour commutes, officials are rethinking that stance. The move comes after businesses in Leonia began to see a significant decline in non-resident patrons, the New York...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:35am

Working on Presidents’ Day? Here’s the MTA holiday schedule

While many New Yorkers are likely looking forward to having Monday off for the Presidents’ Day holiday, plenty of us will still be making the trek into the office. If you’re one of those who will be without a three-day weekend, here’s what you can expect from the MTA on...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 3:58pm

Two-week overnight work begins on E, F, M, R subways

Starting Monday night, the MTA will begin a wide-range of overnight repairs, cleaning and maintenance on the E, F, M and R subway lines. Part of the agency’s Fastrack program, the work will be done on four consecutive weeknights from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, Feb. 12-16 and...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:25am

Six months in, how’s the MTA subway action plan going?

Back in July, the MTA revealed its action plan to fix the city’s aged and in-crisis subway system and promised straphangers visible improvements within one year. So how is the agency doing, now that we’re nearly at the halfway mark of that vow? According to new data cited by The...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:12am

MTA: MetroCard vending machines going cash-only Saturday morning

The cash-only MetroCard vending machines straphangers were outraged about last week will become a reality on Saturday, but the good news is they’ll be credit and debit card-free much shorter than originally planned. The MetroCard kiosks in subway and PATH stations, the JFK AirTrain system...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:10pm

Penn Station repairs moving along as scheduled, Amtrak chief engineer says

A month in, Amtrak’s latest round of infrastructure repair work at New York Penn Station is moving right along — and on schedule, Chief Engineer Gery Williams said during a media call Friday. “We’re making good progress, and we remain on schedule for Track 15 work,”...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:08pm

After backlash, MTA postpones MetroCard vending machine work

Fear not, New Yorkers who never carry cash. If you need to renew your MetroCard, you'll still be able to use your debit or credit card this weekend as the MTA has postponed IT work on MetroCard vending machines after straphangers put the agency on blast following a last-minute announcement...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 3:05pm

Healthcare workers bear brunt of city’s transit woes: Report

Thousands of New Yorkers face uncertain commutes on a near-daily basis amid the city’s transit crisis, but a new report shows that healthcare workers may have the worst commutes of all. The Center for an Urban Future (CUF), a public policy think tank, on Wednesday released “An...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 5:02pm

Cashless tolling reduced travel times, fuel consumption, collisions: MTA

According to new data from the MTA, both motorists and the environment are benefitting from the transition to cashless tolling at agency-run bridges and tunnels. Statistics gathered from a full year at toll plazas that switched from traditional tollbooths to Open Road Cashless Tolling show fewer...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 4:26pm

Here’s what New Yorkers did with their first year of underground Wi-Fi

It’s been a year since underground wireless launched in New York City, and residents and tourists alike haven’t looked back or, apparently, up from their devices since. In 2017, there were more than 280 million cellular calls made in the city’s underground subway system using the...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 5:03am

MTA overnight work comes to A, C and E this week

The MTA’s first Fastrack overnight maintenance of 2018 begins Monday and will affect the A, C and E lines between Midtown and Downtown Brooklyn. The cleaning and repair work will be held Monday through Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. this week, Jan. 15-19, and next week, Jan. 22-26. For the...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:33am

MTA to host meetings for communities affected by looming L train shutdown

With the L train shutdown a little more than a year away, the MTA will host a series of meetings for those communities that will be affected, the agency announced Friday. The 15-month L train shutdown is slated to begin in April 2019, and the MTA will hold meetings for those living in Manhattan...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 3:55pm

It’s been a rough week for NJ Transit passengers

In addition to facing standing-room-only rides on their commutes and service changes due to Amtrak’s Penn Station renewal work starting up again this week, New Jersey Transit passengers on Thursday saw multiple delays due to an overhead wire problem at the busy New York rail hub. Service on...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:21am

Straphangers vent frustrations using #CuomosMTA

Caught in another hellish rush-hour commute, thousands of city straphangers took to Twitter Tuesday morning to vent their frustrations about #CuomosMTA. Gov. Andrew Cuomo oversees the MTA, the agency in charge of the city’s aged subway system, which had widespread issues Tuesday, including...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 2:55pm

Rail damage causes commuting chaos on LIRR to, from Penn Station

Updated, 11:11 a.m.: Service on the Long Island Rail Road has resumed after a damaged third rail caused mass delays across the system, the agency announced just before 11 a.m. While residual delays are expected, the LIRR tweeted that its service is "on or close to schedule" in and out of...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 11:21am

MTA plans E, M line work between holidays

Taking advantage of fewer straphangers expect to be traversing the city, the MTA plans to do “significant” upgrades, repairs and maintenance on the E and M subway lines during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. More than 500 workers will tackle signal, track, drainage and...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:56pm

Cuomo, Christie commit to funding their halves of Gateway Tunnel

The governors of New York and New Jersey on Thursday committed to fund 100 percent of their share of the Hudson River Gateway Tunnel rail project. New York will fund $1.75 billion while New Jersey Transit will add $1.9 billion to the $1.9 billion already committed by the board of commissioners of...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:03am

NYC Ferry cruises into cold weather

Now that winter seems to have New York City in its cold grip, you may be wondering how the weather is going to affect the NYC Ferry, which quickly became a popular alternative to the issue-plagued subway since its May launch.  “Weather and precipitation are a big driver of whether...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:05pm

MTA and DOT release L train shutdown plan

Car-less 14th Street. HOV-only Williamsburg Bridge. Expanded subway service. These are just a few ways the city will get New Yorkers around during the L train shutdown in 2019. The MTA and Department of Transportation on Wednesday released the first detailed plan of attack for the 15-month closure...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:22am