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MTA to revamp bus routes, add double decker buses and all-door boarding

The MTA is ready to rebuild the New York City Transit bus system, the agency announced Monday. “We’ve listened to our riders’ concerns and are working tirelessly to create a world-class bus system that New Yorkers deserve,” NYCT President Andy Byford said. The NYC Transit...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:22pm

Amtrak power issue causing delays, headaches at Penn Station

Updated, 2:49 p.m.: Amtrak expects the overhead wire issue that has plagued commuters in and out of New York Penn Station for most of Monday will be resolved around 3:30 p.m., just in time for the evening rush hour, the agency told Metro.  Amtrak said that a messenger wire became separated...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 2:55pm

MTA worker dies after falling on subway tracks in Harlem

An MTA employee died early Tuesday morning after falling while working on the subway tracks in Harlem, agency officials said. The 23-year-old male was part of a work crew that was removing redundant rail in the tunnels near the 125th Street 4/5/6 station at Lexington Avenue, New York City Transit...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 3:58pm

LIRR unveils action plan to improve reliability, communications

A slew of changes aimed at improving service reliability, seasonal preparedness and customer communications are on the horizon for the LIRR, the MTA announced Monday. Nearly 60 actions were outlined in the MTA’s Long Island Rail Road Performance Improvement Plan, aka PIP, across those three...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:37pm

LIRR delayed in both directions due to fire near tracks in Queens

A four-alarm fire near Long Island Rail Road tracks in Hicksville, Queens, will make for a chaotic commute home for many straphangers Friday evening. At 4:50 p.m., the MTA said that service on the Hempstead and Oyster Bay Branches will resume with potential delays and cancellations, and trains...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:07pm

Tech gurus think local solutions for L train shutdown

Among the events that took place during NYC Open Data Week last week was one that looked to the city’s tech community for sustainable ways to lessen the horrors many New Yorkers — and businesses — expect to come with next year’s L train shutdown. The L train shutdown is...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:45pm

163rd Street C train station begins 6-month closure for renovations

Washington Heights residents who use the 163rd Street-Amsterdam Avenue subway station on the C line will need to find a new way to and from home as the station will be closed for repairs for the next six months. The station closed Monday to undergo renovations that include waterproofing, lighting...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 3:46pm

How 8 geniuses want to modernize NYC’s aged subway system

Last summer, in the middle of a year that saw endless service issues and the eventual state of emergency declaration for New York City’s aged subway system, the MTA looked to great minds across the globe for solutions to bring the 114-year-old subway into the 21st century and increase its...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 2:27pm

Here’s what to expect for your post-snow commute this morning

Updated, 4 p.m.: Amtrak has announced that all scheduled Northeast Corridor service will be restored Friday following cancellations caused by Wednesday's nor'easter along the East Coast. The only change, the agency said, is that passengers traveling between New York Penn Station and...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:03pm

To tackle congestion, city ups ‘don’t block the box’ enforcement

Box blockers beware: The NYPD is increasing enforcement of “don’t block the box” street signs at 50 key intersections across the city, officials announced Monday. Entitled “Clear Intersections,” the move is the latest in a series of initiatives announced last year to...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:07pm

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