You can now find out when the next subway train will arrive simply by looking at your smartphone.
The MTA board voted on the proposed increases on Wednesday. Members unanimously approved the fare hikes. Only one member voted against increasing tolls.
If approved, Long Island Rail Road riders will be hit with increases as high as 15 percent.
Tri-State Area lawmakers and officials made visits to Washington this week to talk to President Barack Obama and members of Congress about the impact of storm and what’s needed for recovery.
Democrats on Capitol Hill said President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by the storm.
Service began Monday at 6 a.m. It’s the first time the train is operating south of 34th Street since Superstorm Sandy.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is still in a recovery state after the hit it took from superstorm Sandy, but there is some good news for straphangers.
Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani thinks Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota would make a perfect successor to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
On the heels of his handling of the recovery in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota’s name has come up as a possible Republican candidate for mayor.
The resumption of service on the Long Beach Branch means all 10 LIRR branches are back in operation following superstorm Sandy.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota has apologized, after saying Mayor Michael Bloomberg acted “like an idiot” when he predicted the Queens-Midtown tunnel might open early.
“We are working day and night to restore service as quickly as possible to give customers more travel options after the storm each day,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota.
Commuters packed Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains. Many were so crowded, riders couldn’t even get out the door. Others had to push their way onto trains from the platform.
State officials announced Saturday morning that more than 80 percent of subway service had been restored.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that even though the power should be back on in the next few days, driving remains treacherous and that safety should be the only priority among motorists.