Superstorm Sandy not only knocked out bus and subway service, it’s going to knock a hole in commuters’ pocketbooks.
The MTA said it’s necessary to raise rates to pay for costs it doesn’t have control over like debt service, pensions, energy and employee and retiree health care.
Transit advocates expressed frustration Saturday, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority prepares for its fourth fare hike in five years.
When it comes to public transportation, one thing is certain, Metropolitan Transportation Authority fares are definitely going up. But the big question is how much?
The line scored above average on delays caused by mechanical breakdowns, seat availability during rush hour and subway car cleanliness.
A new report from the Straphangers Campaign cites signal and mechincal problems for about 2/3 of subway alerts in 2011.
Albany leaders have agreed to fund the last three years of the MTA’s current five-year capital plan, but it could mean fare hikes down the line.
There were predictions the subway stations in an MTA experiment that removed trash cans would become landfills with rails. But there is early evidence the riding public is on board with the concept.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board passed its spending and revenue blueprint for 2012, calling the budget fragile. There is some good news in it.
The Straphangers Campaign’s Gene Russianoff says among the worst things is that the 2nd Avenue subway project is behind schedule and over budget.
The winner of this year’s uncoveted gold snail on a pedestal is the M50 crosstown bus which the groups said clocked in at 3.5 mph at noon on a weekday.
Instead of shutting down a line on the weekends the authority said it is going to cut service overnight on weekdays for up to five consecutive nights.
Joseph Lhota served as deputy mayor for operations under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He oversaw day-to-day management of the city, and supervised city agencies.
There’s a new winner and a familiar loser in this year’s NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign report of the best and worst subway lines in the city.
Some shutterbugging on New York City Transit has won two people a free month of rides.