Jay Walder

Joseph Lhota (file / credit: MTA)

New MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota Differs With Ex-Chairman’s Opinion Of NYC Transit

Jay Walder, the last guy in charge of the MTA, called the New York City transit system terrible after he got a new job in Hong Kong. Today, WCBS 880 anchors Steve Scott and Wayne Cabot spoke with the new guy in charge – Joseph Lhota – to get his take.


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.


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Commuters Relieved Subway Service Will Be Restored Monday Morning

The agency also said that Long Island Rail Road would restore near-normal service for Monday morning’s commute. Meanwhile, Metro-North train service will remain suspended on Monday.


7 Train (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Update: Tri-State Area Mass Transportation Shutdown Underway

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a system-wide shutdown of the Metropolitan Transit Authority starting at noon Saturday ahead of Hurricane Irene. LIRR, PATH, Metro-North and NJ service will also be suspended.


N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Creates Search Panel To Pick Next MTA Chairman

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the next MTA chairman has to be responsible to the straphangers and other New Yorkers using the system.


NYC Subway (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Walder: No Fare, Toll Hikes For 2012 In New MTA Budget

MTA Chairman Jay Walder said that by making every dollar count the agency will avoid the hikes, but there are plenty of “ifs.”


Jay Walder, MTA chairman opens new Jay Street-Metrotech Station (Photo/Ginny Kosola)

MTA Chairman Jay Walder Announces Resignation

Jay Walder is resigning as chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority effective Oct. 21.


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Security Concerns Arise After Group Of Men Sneak Into Tunnel Near Second Avenue Subway Project

Rail riders are now more on edge than ever after two major security breaches over the weekend which come just days after officials warned that al-Qaeda could be targeting trains across the nation.


Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

New York Gets $354.4 Million For High-Speed Rail Projects

The Big Apple has been granted a chunk of $2 billion that was rejected by the Sunshine State for three projects that will advance New York’s high-speed rail plans.


An MTA Help Point is seen at the 23rd Street Station on the Lexington Avenue line - New York, NY - Apr 5, 2011 - Photo: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880

MTA Begins Help Point Pilot Program In Subway

There’s something new and blue lighting up subway platforms in New York City.


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11 More Bus Drivers Arrested In NYC License Crackdown

Those arrested Friday include commercial operators and four Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees.


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MTA Chief Jay Walder Rejects Food & Drink Ban In Subways

Eat, drink and take the subway New York. Walder reportedly said “I’m not sure a ban on food is really practical or enforceable.”


Grand Central January 27 (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Project Begins Boring Tunnels To Connect LIRR To Grand Central

As two 640-ton machine began boring four tunnels to connect Long Island Railroad’s main line to the Grand Central Terminal, officials did a little celebrating and bragging.


Snow on the tracks at 34th Street-Penn Station (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Union Head: Cuts To Maintenance Is A Danger

The MTA is facing a major budget cut, maintenance union leader worries it will hit his department hard.


A toll gate is removed from the Henry Hudson Bridge - New York, NY - Jan 20, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Toll Gates Removed From Henry Hudson Bridge

The Henry Hudson Bridge is expected to be a cashless crossing in 2012.