The auditors failed to find records of recent inspection for critical parts of the system, including defects like a rusted girder at the 111th Street station, the report said.
The study was based on MTA electronic alerts of so-called controllable delays — problems related to signals, switches and track.
MTA interim executive director Tom Prendergast has made it clear that the fare hikes due to take effect in 2015 are not being pulled from the table.
The old loop station will be in operation in time for the morning commute, while the newer terminal continues to undergo extensive repairs.
The storm topped the 2012 “best” list because transit rebounded so quickly that New Yorkers considered it a “near miracle,” the advocacy group said.
The M66 and M42 have been awarded the 11th annual Pokey Award. Buses on both of the routes clocked in at 3.9 miles per hour.
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.