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Is congestion pricing coming to Manhattan for real?

Before long, motorists could pay nearly $12 to travel on Manhattan’s busy streets if a congestion pricing plan unveiled Friday goes into effect, The New York Times reported. The proposal is by Fix NYC, a taskforce created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he declared a state of emergency for the...

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 11:01am

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

Why the Brooklyn/Queens street car connector isn’t progressing

A recent presentation of a mock-up for the Brooklyn Queens Connector Street Car without $2.8 billion in real money to pay for it continues to be a dream versus reality. The project also missed initiation of a formal public review process which was supposed to start by December 2017. Perhaps this is...

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

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

Concert series offers NYC's subway performers a global audience

Subway performers are embedded in the fabric of New York City, playing to probably thousands of passers-by a day when they set up their stage inside a station. Now, subway performers have a chance to play to an audience of millions around the world thanks to a concert series hosted by the real-...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 2:51pm

NYC transportation projects compete against each other for funding

Both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have competing wish lists for capital transportation improvement projects that even Santa Claus couldn't deliver. NYC already faces competition within the metro New York area for potentially $80 billion plus needed to fund major capital...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 5:01am

Is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Utica Avenue Brooklyn subway extension dead?

Here is why The Regional Plan Association release of their fourth annual master plan which included calling for construction of the Utica Avenue subway will never leave the station. At the request of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the MTA allocated $5 million in funding under the $32 billion...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 5:00am

MTA worker injured after subway work trains collide in East River tunnel

Two subway work trains hit each other in an East River tunnel early Wednesday morning, injuring at least one MTA worker, the transportation authority said. The incident occurred around 5 a.m. Wednesday, officials said, on the E and M line tracks between Queens and Manhattan. “Two work...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 5:09pm

What is the MTA's schedule for Christmas weekend?

As Christmas draws ever closer, you may be wondering how you’re going to get around New York City during the long holiday weekend if you're staying in town. You need look no further because here’s what you can expect for the subway, buses, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North,...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 2:36pm

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

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

Why MTA fare hikes make sense

Any public official, MTA board member, MTA management or transit advocate who opposes future planned 4 percent fare hikes in 2019 & 2021 misses the reason why they are needed. Over the past 53 years since the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964, over $120 billion dollars in combined city,...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:00am

Why the Triboro X rail may never leave the station

In 2012, Manhattan Borough president and future 2013 Democratic Party primary NYC Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer called for the construction of a new Triboro X subway line. This would connect Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx. It made a great sound bite at the time and got...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 5:03am

MTA wants your input on new subway car displayed at Hudson Yards

They aren’t scheduled to arrive until 2020, but the MTA wants to know what you think of the new subway car prototype that’s currently on display at Hudson Yards. The R211 subway cars opened for tours on Thursday, and straphangers will be able to check them out at the 34th Street-Hudson...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:14am

LIRR service suspended between Jamaica Station, Atlantic Terminal this weekend

There will be no Long Island Rail Road service between Jamaica Station and Atlantic Terminal for two consecutive weekends starting Friday night as the MTA is installing switches near Atlantic Terminal as part of the Atlantic Yards Project. Trains will be suspended around 10 p.m. on Friday, after...

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:32am

Overnight work comes to 1, 2, 3 subways this week

As part of its Subway Action Plan, the MTA will be doing nighttime work on the 1, 2 and 3 subways in Manhattan and Brooklyn this week. The work started Monday night and will continue through Friday from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. between 34th Street-Penn Station and South Ferry/Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 10:51am

MTA buses, slowest in the nation, lost 100M passenger trips since 2008:Stringer

In the last eight years, the MTA bus system lost 100 million passenger trips, according to a new report released on Monday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. The buses traveled at the slowest speeds in the country compared to other major cities —in some cases, one could walk...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:30pm

The problems with MTA fare payment system and new technology projects

Last year, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued a Request for Proposals for a new Fare Payment System. Funding of $419 million to support this project was included in the $32 billion MTA 2015 - 2019 Five Year Capital Plan. This new fare collection system could be made through either...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 5:07am