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MTA fare hikes, toll increases approved by board

Board members voted to implement an MTA fare hike and toll increase on Wednesday that keeps the base MetroCard the same but raises weekly and monthly passes from $32 to $33, and $121 to $127, respectively. The MTA fare hikes will go into effect on April 21, and toll increase on March 31. ...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 12:59pm

Discuss the new L train repair plan at these MTA open houses

There have been a lot of changes to the L train renovation plan lately after the abrupt cancellation of the complete L train shutdown back in January, and if you’re feeling like you haven’t had a chance to ask a lot of questions, now’s your chance: the MTA announced four open houses in March and...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 11:06am

Man killed in subway tunnel may have gotten caught on 7 train

Officials are investigating after a 39-year-old man was killed Tuesday night when he was reportedly caught and dragged into a subway tunnel by a 7 train at Grand Central Terminal. Early reports of the incident said that the man’s clothing or strap of his bag became caught on the train as it left...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:52pm

Overnight work on B, D lines means weeknight closures for 3 weeks: MTA

Overnight New York City subway closures begin this week for straphangers who rely on the B and D lines in a return of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance and repair work, the transit authority announced.  To advance the ongoing MTA Subway Action Plan to fix the aged, in-crisis New York City subway...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:51pm

Cuomo tells lawmakers its either congestion pricing or 30 percent fare hike to fix MTA

The only solution to the MTA’s funding crisis is either a congestion pricing or a 30 percent fare hike, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told lawmakers on Thursday. Cuomo proposed a congestion pricing plan to the New York state legislature as the only “logical and realistic” option to fund the transit authority...

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 11:26am

MTA inflating number of accessible subway stations says Manhattan borough pres

Out of all 472 New York City subway stations, 114 are currently accessible, according to the MTA, but a new report from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s office says that already-small number is actually inflated. In January, Malaysia Goodson died after falling down subway station stairs...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:43pm

L train service disruptions set for this week and weekend

Are you ready for reduced L train service this week? Though the full L train shutdown is no longer in the works, straphangers will still see partial service shutdowns overnight on the L line as part of continued track replacement work that was first announced back in October. From Monday Jan. 28...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:55am

MTA increases speed limits for some subway lines

Has your commute felt any quicker lately? New York City subway trains have been speeding up, according to the MTA. The MTA has increased speed limits at 24 New York City subway stations in an effort to move straphangers through the system more swiftly. Subway speeds have more than doubled at some...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:17am

Mark-Viverito says legal marijuana could pay for NYC subway repairs

New York City subway delays got you stressed? Chill out and take a toke: legal marijuana may be the answer to fixing the city’s transit crisis, says Melissa Mark-Viverito. Mark-Viverito, former speaker of the New York City Council and current candidate for public advocate, unveiled on...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 10:25am

L train shutdown officially off, MTA says

After Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the full L train shutdown wasn’t necessary to rehabilitate the Canarsie Tunnel, the MTA has officially weighed in, and agreed. There’s no currently timeline yet for when the new L train construction plan will begin, but the transit authority said...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:48am

MTA expresses frustrations, questions about new L train plan at emergency board meeting

An an MTA emergency board meeting on Tuesday, members of WSP, the main engineering consulting firm behind the original L train shutdown plan, pushed for the adoption of the new L train tunnel restoration plan, which they say would save 275,000 daily riders from having their lives disrupted. Some...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 5:16pm

Signal delays affected 92 percent of morning rush hours on MTA in 2018

Anyone who relies on the MTA to get around during rush hour has experienced a morning commute that didn’t go as smoothly planned, and a new report details just how common New York City subway delays are. More than 90 percent of all mornings in 2018 were plagued with signal problems that...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 2:27pm

L train renovation plan will still disrupt low-wage earning New Yorkers

If you have to commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan for your 9 to 5 job, you might be rejoicing at the news that the L train shutdown is no more. But for some low-income, hourly and service workers in the city, that same relief isn’t there. When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the change, he...

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 4:18pm

MTA warns against walking between subway cars after 7 deaths in 2018

Seven people died while walking or riding between New York City subway cars in 2018, according to the MTA, including four people in December alone — a jump from five total deaths in 2017. There were also five deaths from passengers going between subway cars in 2016. After 2018’s deadly...

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 1:10pm

NY Governor Cuomo cancels full L train shutdown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that the complete L train shutdown will be canceled, with only some night and weekend closures now necessary to fix the subway tunnel. The news comes more than two years after officials first announced that one of the busiest subway lines between Brooklyn...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 5:08pm

NYC Comptroller demands answers from the mayor about the failed Fair Fares program roll-out

The new year was supposed to bring half-priced MetroCards to low income New Yorkers, but the Fair Fares plan has yet to begin, and Comptroller Scott M. Stringer is demanding the city step up. Under the new Fair Fares plan, which was included in the city budget in June, low-income New Yorkers are...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 3:31pm

These are the most dangerous NYC subway stations according to crime stats

Straphangers know that anything can happen on the New York City subway, and unfortunately, that can include an array of crimes. But some subway stations are more dangerous than others, according to a recent report. The Auto Insurance Center looked at publicly available 2017 crime data to see which...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:36pm

MTA nostalgia trains back for 2018 holiday season

New Yorkers can get into the holiday spirit while riding the MTA as the Holiday Nostalgia Trains hit select subway tracks starting Sunday, Nov. 25. The annual tradition from the New York Transit Museum takes straphangers on a ride back in time, thanks to a fleet of vintage MTA trains and buses....

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 2:29pm

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

10 ways to be nicer to people on the subway

You know the saying. Some kindness a day keeps the doctor away. Okay, sure, I made that up, but you have to admit it can be pretty darn dreadful out there. November 13 marks World Kindness Day, and it's about putting forth the effort to lend a helping hand, give a compliment or simply...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:31pm