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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

Keolis announces commuter rail schedule changes for spring, summer

The commuter rail schedule will see some changes for the spring/summer season. Keolis Commuter Services announced this week some of the adjustments that will be made to certain commuter rail routes as we head into the warmer months. These changes, Keolis said, are meant to use new or improved rail...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 10:51am

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

Second phase of Comm Ave Bridge construction project to cause delays this summer

Boston communities will have to prepare for another set of “significant” travel delays this summer as the second phase of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge construction project rolls out. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced on Monday that “intensive”...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:09pm

Real-time train predictions will be more accurate, MBTA says

The MBTA said it has improved its subway arrival prediction times, so you can plan your trips with MBTA.com and some smartphone apps with more confidence. This improvement to the MBTA’s real-time information follows an announcement in March the transit authority made concerning its...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:04pm

Central Park to be car free starting this summer: Mayor

Cars will be banned from Central Park beginning this June, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. The park will become completely car-free 24/7, 365 days a year starting on June 27, the city said in a statement, which is the day after public school classes end and the first day that outdoor...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:27am

Construction of NYC Ferry Soundview landing making progress: Mayor

Warm weather still feels far away, but the reality of an NYC Ferry landing in the Bronx’s Soundview neighborhood, slated to open this summer, is moving closer. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the construction of the Soundview landing, which will launch the sixth NYC Ferry route...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:59am

LinkNYCs will show bus arrival time info

Next time you need to know when your bus will arrive, you can look to some LinkNYC kiosks. City Council Member Brad Lander, who represents Brooklyn’s 39th District (covering Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope and more) announced on Wednesday the launch of a bus time arrival pilot program...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 3:27pm

Parking fines in Boston could go up to fund transportation projects

Double parking or leaving your car during overnight street cleaning may soon become even more costly as the city of Boston looks to raise the price of parking tickets. Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Tuesday a slew of transportation changes in the works to upgrade infrastructure and make commuting...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:01am

Lack of drivers leads to more missed MBTA bus trips

Every day hundreds of scheduled MBTA bus trips never make it out of the garage and there has not been much progress solving that problem in recent years, according to T officials. After dipping well below 2 percent in the early part of 2016, the rate of dropped bus trips has climbed back up to...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 10:41am

NYC pilot program lets cyclists follow pedestrian signals at some intersections

Hate waiting at red lights when you’re on a bike? Now, thanks to a new pilot program from the city’s Department of Transportation, riders on two wheels can legally roll through some reds at select intersections. Through this pilot, cyclists can now follow LPIs, or Leading Pedestrian...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:16pm

NYC Ferry coming to Lower East Side this summer

This summer, you’ll be able to catch a NYC Ferry from the Lower East Side. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday the start of construction for a new NYC Ferry landing on the Lower East Side, which he said will be open by the summer of 2018. The mayor also announced another ferry route...

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

What NYC Comptroller Stringer’s bus audits miss

Never stand between NYC Comptroller (and 2021 mayoral wannabe) Scott Stringer and a microphone, camera or photo opportunity. His participation and endorsement of the recent Bus Turnaround Campaigns press conference on the release of their report on problems with 246 bus routes is nothing new. The...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 5:02am

Ride-hailing services are making Boston roads more congested: Report

Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft may make it easier to get around a city for those who don’t own cars, but they’re not actually taking many vehicles off the road. In fact, they’re making Boston’s roads more congested, according to a new report. The Boston...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 12:21pm

Wheelchair-accessible taxi program expands to outer boroughs

New Yorkers can now hail wheelchair-accessible taxis in all five boroughs with the expansion of the city’s Accessible Dispatch program. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission first launched Accessible Dispatch in Sept. 2012, but the program, which connects New Yorkers who use...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:34am

Here's what the MBTA has planned for 2018

The new year often marks a fresh slate for people to build positive habits and plan big projects, and those goals aren’t restricted to just individuals in their private lives. The MBTA recently got a new start with Luis Ramirez, who took over the role of MBTA general manager in September, and...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 5:00am

You can now use your Mass. license photo for 14 years

If you hate going to the RMV, here’s some good news: Massachusetts license photos can now be used for more than a decade, meaning you can renew your license online instead of in-person more often.  The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announced this week that license...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 10:36am

NYC issues travel advisory amid winter weather warning

Be warned, New Yorkers: A travel advisory has been issued this Saturday and Sunday due to anticipated snowy weather. The New York City Emergency Management Department has issued a travel advisory for this weekend, Saturday Dec. 9 and Sunday Dec. 10. The National Weather Service has issued a...

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:59pm

Transit app shows you nearby dockless bike-shares to help you plan trips

If you have to get somewhere quickly, do you opt for a ride-share, a bike-share, the T or just to hoof it? Calculating how fast each of those options are will take a long time itself and involve opening multiple apps. One app aims to make it an easier process, though — Transit is the...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 5:06am