Joseph Lhota

MTA employees using a pump train worked around the clock to pump seawater out of the L train's tunnel under the East River on Nov. 5, 2012. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin)

MTA Resumes Limited Service On G Train Between Brooklyn And Queens

“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.

11/07/2012

NJ TRANSIT Commuters At Penn Station Nov. 5, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Commuters Faced Transportation Headaches Monday; Service Restoration Continues

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.

11/05/2012

The subway on Nov. 1, 2012. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

More Than 80 Percent Of All NYC Subway Service Restored

State officials announced Saturday morning that more than 80 percent of subway service had been restored.

CBS New York–11/03/2012

The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Issues Minimum Passenger Mandate For Cars Entering Manhattan

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.

10/31/2012

Floral Park Trees

Devastation On Long Island: Power Down, Widespread Damage, 2 Dead

Long Island was a disaster area Tuesday night, after Superstorm Sandy uprooted trees and blew them over like matchsticks, and at one point cut power to 90 percent of LIPA customers without power.

CBS New York–10/30/2012

A flooded Brooklyn Battery park Tunnel October 30, 2012 as New Yorkers  clean up the morning after Hurricane Sandy's landfall. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Lhota: MTA ‘Has Never Faced A Disaster’ Like Sandy

The New York City subway system “has never faced a disaster as devastating” as the damage that was caused by Superstorm Sandy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Joseph Lhota said Tuesday.

10/30/2012

Subway Closed

Some Subway Tunnels Flood; Pumping Them Out Could Take 4 Days

In a confirmation of the fears of Metropolitan Transportation Authority, subway tunnels and stations flooded Monday evening as water rushed through Battery Park and other areas.

CBS New York–10/29/2012

A sign announcing the temporary closure of the New York subway system, due to Hurricane Sandy, is seen in the subway prior to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy on October 28, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Much Of Mass Transit Likely To Remain Shuttered Through Tuesday

All subways, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road service was suspended Sunday and it will remain that way until further notice. Bus service was also suspended.

10/29/2012

Subway

Amtrak Announces Cancellations, MTA And NJ Transit Prepare For Potential Shutdowns Ahead Of Sandy

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Saturday that it is considering shutting down all service beginning Sunday night in advance of the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm.”

CBS New York–10/27/2012

MTA MetroCard Machines (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Chairman: $2.25 Base Fare Likely To Increase

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday formally announced plans that would hike fares for the city’s transit system.

CBS New York–10/22/2012

Stefanie Gray (credit: Twitter)

Brooklynite Aims To Break Subway Record To Protest Fare Hike

Stefanie Gray is about to make that MetroCard swipe worth every penny and she tries to set the record for passing through every subway station.

10/22/2012

MTA pro-Israel ad

MTA Announces New Disclaimer Policy For Non-Commercial Advertisements

According to the MTA, the new policy will require non-commercial ads to contain a prominently displayed disclaimer reading, “This is a paid advertisement sponsored by [Sponsor]. The display of this advertisement does not imply MTA’s endorsement of any views expressed.”

09/27/2012

MTA MetroCard Machines (credit: CBS 2)

MTA MetroCard Discount Could Become A Thing Of The Past

The 70 cent bonus you get for every $10 you put on your MetroCard may soon be history. The chairman of the MTA, Joseph Lhota declared “Do we really need to give that level of a discount?”

09/13/2012

(credit: CBS 2)

Work Halted At 2nd Avenue Subway Site As Blast Investigation Under Way

Human error is being looked at as a possible cause of an underground explosion that rocked the Upper East Side Tuesday.

08/22/2012

A tunnel boring machine from the East Side Access project emerges in Sunnyside, Queens (file / credit: MTA)

MTA Completes Tunnel Boring On East Side Access

A fleet of massive tunneling machines that has spent 4 1/2 years digging 13 miles of new train tubes deep beneath New York City finally fell silent this week after the last of the monsters finished its mission.

07/26/2012

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