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City Pledges Support As MTA Grapples To Fill Gaping Hole In Capital PlanMayor Bill de Blasio's administration wants the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to work with New York City to figure out how to fund a $14 billion gap in the transportation agency's capital plan.
Transit Advocate: Cuomo Must Step Up, Help MTA FinanciallyWithout that money, MTA chief Tom Prendergast says the agency needs to better manage overcrowding.
MTA Chairman Warns Of Dire Consequences If Funding Isn't Found For Transit ImprovementsMore subway delays? That could be the future for New Yorkers if lawmakers don't agree on how to pay for improvements to the city's aging mass transit system.
Former MTA Bosses Unite To Endorse $32B Capital PlanFive former heads of the MTA came together Tuesday to say it will be money well spent.
MTA Begins Public Hearings On Plans For Toll And Fare HikesAmong the proposals is raising the base fare on the MetroCard from $2.50 to $2.75 while increasing the bonus on a pay-per-ride MetroCard.
Advocate: MTA Fare Hike May Be Fair And NecessaryNobody likes a fare hike when it comes to public transportation, but a straphangers’ advocate said Saturday that a hike may be fair and necessary for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Straphangers Report Names No. 7 Line Best In NYC Subway SystemStraphangers Campaign spokesman Gene Russianoff told D'Auria the worst line is the No. 2, which runs from Brooklyn College to Pelham in the Bronx.
MTA Eyes Surveillance Cameras On All Subway CarsThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it's "studying the possibility of installing surveillance cameras in future subway car models."
Straphangers Campaign Report: Subway Delay Alerts Jumped 35% In 2 YearsThe number of alerts issued about MTA subway delays has jumped 35 percent in the past two years, according to a report released Tuesday by a watchdog group.
MTA Chairman Warns Of Possible 12 Percent Fare Hike Next YearMTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said issues between the agency and labor unions could result in an almost 12 percent fare hike next year, three times more than planned.
Straphangers Campaign Lists Best & Worst Transit Events Of 2013“The year was – and for years to come will likely be – dominated by the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy,” the group's Gene Russianoff said in a statement.
MTA Outlines 20-Year Plan To Improve ServiceUnder the plan, much of the 109-year-old subway system would get an upgraded signal system similar to what's already is use on the L and 7 lines.
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