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How the new MTA fare system will make your turnstile experience smoother

Public transportation can come with a slew of frustrations, like when you see your train pulling into the station but the turnstile reads “insufficient fare,” or when you’re stuck behind someone swiping their MetroCard over and over to no avail. These hiccups may soon be part of...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:26pm

3 Manhattan 6, F and M stations closing for repairs in July

Three Manhattan stations serving the 6, F and M subway lines will close on three separate dates in July for repairs and improvements, the MTA announced. The 57th Street F station will close on July 9, and the 28th Street 6 station will shutter on July 16. While subway service at the 23rd Street F/...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:08pm

New Yorkers turning to cars, for-hire vehicles over mass transit: DOT report

For the first time since 2010, New Yorkers are taking less subway rides and turning to their own cars or for-hire vehicles to get around, according to the city’s Department of Transportation Mobility Report released Friday. “Though New York City is now moving more people than ever...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:15pm

Transit Museum running vintage trains to Brighton Beach for Father’s Day weekend

If you, your dad or anyone else in your family is a railfan, this Father’s Day weekend might be for you as the New York Transit Museum is hosting its fourth annual Parade of Trains featuring vintage subway cars making special trips to and from Brighton Beach. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:35pm

Man in serious condition after being struck by L train

An unidentified man is in serious condition after being struck by an L train at the Bedford Avenue station in Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, officials said. There is no L train service between 1 Av and Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs because of a person struck by a train at Bedford Av. — NYCT Subway (@...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:22pm

28 performers added to MTA’s Music Under New York program

From drumming duos and ukulele pop covers to Native American neo-jazz and acoustic rock, the newest performers in MTA Arts & Design’s Music Under New York program will add even more diverse sounds to the city’s underbelly. Twenty-eight new performers have been added to what is also...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:11pm

What to expect from the MTA this Memorial Day weekend

For many New Yorkers, Memorial Day weekend will start Friday with shortened work days or, if you’re lucky enough, no work at all. Like most holiday weekends, the MTA will offer extra getaway trains on Friday to help you get an early start to the long weekend. LIRR The Long Island Rail Road...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 11:26am

MTA adding extra ADEF train service, Queens weekend bus service

New Yorkers, you asked for additional bus and train service, and in July and November, respectively, you’ll get it, the MTA announced Monday. Starting in July, additional weekend bus service will go into effect in Queens, while added weekday service before and after rush hour will start on...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:40pm

MTA launches LIRR Forward initiative to improve service

Transit officials are taking multiple steps to make the Long Island Rail Road more efficient as part of a new initiative called LIRR Forward. LIRR President Phil Eng announced LIRR Forward on Monday, describing the effort as a “package of specialized actions” meant to make the rails...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:49pm

Transit advocates ask subway riders to call the mayor in push for fair fares

As you wait on subway platforms this week, you may see transit advocates asking you to call Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office to ask him to adopt “fair fares.” Members of the Riders Alliance and Community Service Society, an organization that advocates for low-income New Yorkers...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:31pm

82 finalists to audition for MTA’s Music Under New York

Very often, we New Yorkers hear subway performers long before we see them as we traverse through the stations and along the platforms. But on Tuesday, you can watch as some of them audition to play for us as part of the MTA’s Music Under New York program. Also known as MTA Music, the program...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:43am

Closures coming to 72nd and 86th Street B/C subway stations

The good news, Upper West Side straphangers, is enhancements and repairs are coming to two subway stations along the B/C train lines. The bad news is both stations will be closed for six months. Starting Monday, May 7, the 72nd Street B/C station will shutter until early October, while the 86th...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:24am

MTA begins weeknight work on ABCD lines; uptown service impacted

New Yorkers who live or travel uptown on the ABCD subway lines may have to find a new way to get around for three weeks this May as MTA night work is slated to begin Monday. For four consecutive weeknights from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. on April 30 to May 4, May 14-18 and May 21-25: • A...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 4:16pm

Regular M train service resumes ‘on time and on budget:’ MTA

Since September, MTA crews have been rebuilding the 100-plus-years-old Myrtle Viaduct on the M train line, which has caused service disruptions for many city straphangers. But the $163 million project comes to an end Monday when service on the M train will be fully restored as promised, the MTA...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:10pm

LIRR schedules change as track work nears completion

As the LIRR enters its final phases of track work this spring, passengers can expect some service changes to go into effect on Monday and continue through May 18 on its Ronkonkoma and Montauk branches. As part of the LIRR’s Double Track Project that is slated to be finished by the end of the...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:03pm

MTA Board approves extra funding for subway station accessibility

The MTA Board on Wednesday approved additional funding for ADA accessibility projects in several subway stations across the city as part of its 2015-2019 capital plan. Less than 25 percent of the nearly 500 subway stations in the city are accessible, and the capital plan amendment includes $200...

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:24am

Mayor, City Council speaker seek accountability from MTA for Subway Action Plan funding

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson want to make sure that the money New York City is giving to the MTA for its Subway Action Plan isn’t spent on other efforts. The officials sent a joint letter to MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota on Wednesday asking for accountability when...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:56am

Straphangers, transit activists call for 24/7 bus service during L train shutdown

Transit activists and L train riders gathered on the City Hall steps on Tuesday to demand that the city implement a 24/7 transit plan during the scheduled L train shutdown. Members of the Riders Alliance, Regional Planning Association, Transportation Alternatives, Straphangers Campaign and Tri-...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:41pm

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

NYC politicians, transit advocates react to Cuomo’s 2019 state budget

Some New York City politicians and transit advocates are speaking their minds about the $168 billion 2019 budget that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers passed late Friday night. The budget includes a $2.75 surcharge on for-hire vehicles, $2.50 for yellow cabs and $0.75 pooled rides below 96th...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 11:53am