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MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

MTA: No MetroCard Refunds For Superstorm Sandy Service Outages

Superstorm Sandy not only knocked out bus and subway service, it’s going to knock a hole in commuters’ pocketbooks.

11/13/2012

MetroCard machine (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Releases 4 Different Proposals Outlining Fare, Toll Hikes

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.

10/15/2012

MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Transit Advocates Frustrated By Likely MTA Fare Hikes

Transit advocates expressed frustration Saturday, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority prepares for its fourth fare hike in five years.

CBS New York–10/13/2012

Subway turnstile at Penn Station (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA Considers Fare Hike Options, Including $125 Monthly MetroCard

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?

10/09/2012

Gene Russianoff (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Q Rated Best New York City Subway Line

The line scored above average on delays caused by mechanical breakdowns, seat availability during rush hour and subway car cleanliness.

08/01/2012

A 2 Train at 96th Street - New York, NY - May 9, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Report: Signal, Mechanical Problems Cause Most Subway Alerts

A new report from the Straphangers Campaign cites signal and mechincal problems for about 2/3 of subway alerts in 2011.

05/09/2012

Subway tracks are seen in New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign, Transportation Alternatives Denounce MTA Capital Plan

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.

03/27/2012

From center: Port Authority chairman Patrick Foye, New York City Transit president Thomas Prendergast, City Councilman James Vacca, and transit advocate Gene Russianoff being questioned by former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams and current MTA board member Charles Moerdler - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA’s Trash Can Free Subway Experiment Succeeding!

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.

03/01/2012

FILE - Commuters wait on the platform as a train arrives in the 23rd Street subway station during the morning rush hour in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

MTA Board Approves 2012 Budget: No Service Cuts Or Fare Hikes

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board passed its spending and revenue blueprint for 2012, calling the budget fragile. There is some good news in it.

12/21/2011

Passengers on the subway after the system came online following Hurricane Irene - New York, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign Lists Bests And Worsts For Year In Transit

The Straphangers Campaign’s Gene Russianoff says among the worst things is that the 2nd Avenue subway project is behind schedule and over budget.

12/13/2011

The M50 Bus - New York, NY - Dec 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Manhattan’s M50 Crosstown Bus Wins ‘Pokey Award’

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.

12/01/2011

Workers reparing tracks on the A/C/E Line south of Canal St. on Nov. 5, 2011. (credit: Leonard Wiggins/Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

MTA To Shut Down Subway Lines On Weeknights For Track Work

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.

11/14/2011

MTA / 7 Train (credit: AP)

Gov. Cuomo Picks Former NYC Deputy Mayor For MTA Chief

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.

10/20/2011

Subway (credit: CBS 2)

Straphangers State Of The Subways Report: J/Z Line No. 1, C And 2 Come In Last

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.

08/24/2011

"Break of Day" by Sabrina Porter (credit: Straphangers Campaign)

Transit Groups Announce Winners In Subway And Bus Photo Contest

Some shutterbugging on New York City Transit has won two people a free month of rides.

07/06/2011

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