Commuting

Poorly maintained New York roads cost drivers $2,800 each year: Report

New York City’s crumbling subway system often frustrates commuters, but those who drive don’t have it much better. A new report shows that drivers pay a high price on deteriorating New York roads, and not just in terms of time spent in traffic. Run down New York roads cost drivers...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 2:31pm

MTA fare hikes, service cuts could be on horizon as agency faces budget crisis

New York City subway riders could see the base MTA fare increase to $3 under a proposed March 2019 fare hike in an attempt to quell a looming budget crisis at the transportation authority. The transit authority is facing growing budget concerns as ridership goes down, officials said at a board...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:27pm

L train shutdown begins April 27, 2019

Mark your calendars and set an alert in your phone, straphangers. The L train shutdown begins in 178 days. Service between Brooklyn and Manhattan on the NYC subway line be suspended for 15 months starting Saturday, April 27, 2019, the MTA announced Tuesday. The last day for service between Eighth...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 3:33pm

What to know about the MBTA, parking restrictions for Red Sox World Series parade

Before you can celebrate at the Red Sox World Series parade on Wednesday, you’ll have to figure out how to get there, and officials are advising that you choose public transit over driving. Keolis, which operates the MBTA commuter rail, will increase train capacity and on-hand personnel on...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 3:05pm

L-Train ViaPass hopes to help with weekend L train shutdown

Here’s a friendly reminder: There will be another L train shutdown this weekend and next (and two in November) to help prep the subway line for its impending 15-month closure in April. There will be no L service between Manhattan and Brooklyn this weekend, as well as Oct. 27-28, Nov. 10-11...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:33pm

CM Levine makes a pitch for NYC Ferry route in Harlem

Monday is the last day for New Yorkers to give their input on where the next NYC Ferry route should be, and one elected official is making a case for West Harlem. “125th Street is crying out for ferry service,” 7th District Council Member Mark Levine told Metro Friday. “We’...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 5:18pm

NYC DOT announces free Citi Bike ride day

New Yorkers will get the chance to ride a Citi Bike for free on Oct. 13. New York City Department of Transportation, Citi Bike and Healthfirst, New York’s largest nonprofit health insurer, announced the free ride day on Wednesday as a way to increase city residents’ access to bike...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:19pm

TransAlt executive director to leave org, join Bird scooters

Transportation Alternatives Executive Director Paul Steely White is leaving the nonprofit to join Bird, the company behind the electric scooters taking over cities across the country. White has worked at Transportation Alternatives, known as TransAlt, for more than 14 years, according to the...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 12:56pm

MTA adding express ferry service during L train shutdown

To help move New Yorkers around during the looming L train shutdown, the MTA will provide temporary ferry service on two 240-passenger vessels. The larger ferries will provide “up to 61 percent more capacity than originally planned” during the L train shutdown slated to begin in April...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:54pm

UN General Assembly affecting NYC Ferry, bus service

New Yorkers have already been warned to expect more gridlock alert days than usual now that the UN General Assembly is underway. But the annual United Nations summit is also affecting service on NYC buses and the NYC Ferry as well. The NYC Ferry’s 34th Street landing, which is a primary stop...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:59pm

Officials, Bird push for legal electric scooters ahead of L train shutdown

City Council Member Antonio Reynoso and officials from Bird scooters are pushing for the city to legalize electric scooters ahead of the L train shutdown. With the L train shutdown expected to disrupt the daily commutes of more than 225,000 straphangers, officials and entrepreneurs alike have been...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:28pm

Brooklyn Heights Promenade could close for 6 years under BQE construction plan

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade could be closed for six years under a construction plan to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, known as the BQE. New York City Department of Transportation officials unveiled on Thursday two construction options for replacing a run-down 1.5 mile stretch of the BQE...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:01am

Help NYC Ferry decide where to sail next

Less than a month after the NYC Ferry launched the sixth and final route of its initial rollout, the Hornblower-operated service is looking into where it should sail next. The NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) just kicked off its 2018 ferry feasibility study to determine sites for...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:37pm

L train shutdown begets The New L luxury shuttle service

The L Train shutdown is seven months away, and among the many concerns that remain is how the city’s already overcrowded and in-crisis transit system will truly be able to accommodate the influx of straphangers seeking travel alternatives. With 225,000 straphangers using the L train to...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:40pm

All but 1 morning rush on NYC subway delayed in August: Riders Alliance

The weekday morning rush can be grueling on the NYC subway as you’re well aware, but a new Riders Alliance analysis of last month’s service showed there was only one day without a signal delay. Of the 23 morning rush hours on the NYC subway in August, the only day free of signal issues...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 2:08pm

No G train service for the next 5 weekends

Attention G train riders: There will be no weekend service between Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and Queens every weekend in September and the first weekend in November, local officials announced according to Brooklyn Paper. Community Board 2 said it was informed by MTA NYC Transit that for the...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:12am

Cuomo breaks ground on LIRR Third Track

After about seven decades of wishful thinking, the LIRR Third Track became a reality as Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially broke ground on the $2.6 billon expansion Wednesday on Long Island. The Third Track initiative consists of 50 projects that will modernize 9.8 miles along the railroad's Main...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:37am

Here are Labor Day service schedules for NYC subway, buses

While many New Yorkers will mass exodus the city on one last summer hurrah for Labor Day weekend, many others are staying home. So here’s what you need to know about the service schedules for the NYC subway and buses. The NYC subway and buses will run on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:20am

Mayor moves proposed BQX streetcar forward

New Yorkers may see another waterfront transit option in the coming years as Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday moved the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector, or BQX, forward after a two-year feasibility study. “The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront has experienced incredible growth. Now it's time...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:54pm

Here’s the Labor Day schedule for Metro-North

As many New Yorkers will end their workweek early on Friday to get a jump on their Labor Day weekend festivities, Metro-North aims to get them on the road, err rails, without a hitch. The railroad is adding 17 extra “getaway” train departures from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m....

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:01am