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An MTA bus (credit: Getty Images)

MTA’s New Budget Includes 2013 Fare Hike

Originally scheduled for January, the MTA confirmed in its budget that those fare hikes will go into effect in March. The price of a subway and bus ride will jump from $2.25 to $2.50.

07/25/2012

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota makes the announcement on Thursday. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

MTA To Boost Bus, Subway & Rail Service As Ridership Nears Record-High

The MTA is planning service changes, but instead of service cuts, the agency is actually planning to add service to its network.

07/19/2012

The East Side Access project will connect the Long Island Rail Road with a new concourse underneath Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows construction underway on September 19, 2011. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Flickr/Patrick Cashin)

New Price Tag For LIRR East Side Access Project More Than $8 Billion

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials also reiterated Monday that the new completion date for the project is August 2019. The East Side Access project was supposed to wrap up by 2016.

05/22/2012

The East Side Access project will connect the Long Island Rail Road with a new concourse underneath Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows construction underway on September 19, 2011. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Flickr/Patrick Cashin)

Lhota: LIRR East Side Access Project Facing Delays

MTA chairman Joseph Lhota says there have been problems tunneling underneath a rail yard in Queens. The MTA has brought in experts from Europe to help with developing a plan going forward.

05/08/2012

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: Subway Crime Soars; NYPD Releases Stunning Statistics

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reporting a major surge in New York City subway crime. The agency said pick pockets and other thieves are bumping up the crime rate by more than 20 percent this year compared to last.

04/25/2012

MTA Subway - File/Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images

MTA Chairman Dismisses NY-NJ Subway Over Cost Concerns

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota told business leaders he couldn’t see extending the system underneath the Hudson River.

04/03/2012

Protective doors seen on a subway platform in Paris. (Photo credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Following Deadly Accidents On Subway Platforms, Some Call For Improved Safety Measures

In many cities across Europe and Asia, platform screen doors have become the norm. Will New york City consider making similar changes to hundreds of stations?

04/02/2012

Subway platform with glass barriers - Paris, France (file / credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA Chief Lhota Won’t Commit To Subway Platform Barriers

Many cities around the world, including Paris, have glass barriers on at least some of their train platforms.

03/28/2012

Commuters step off the subway (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MTA Considers Banning Repeat Subway Crime Offenders From Transit System

The idea of prohibiting individuals who have committed crimes underground — much like department stores ban thieves — was tossed around at Monday’s MTA meeting.

03/27/2012

Metro-North President Howard Permut - Cortlandt, NY - Feb 15, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Cortlandt Metro-North Station Adds 700+ Parking Spaces

It’s not everyday that hundreds of new train station parking spaces open up in Metro-North territory, but that’s what has happened at the Cortlandt station.

02/15/2012

2nd Avenue Subway Tunnel (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Congressmen Rip House Transportation Bill

The Federal Transportation bill would change how mass transit is funded by the government, taking away gas tax revenue and instead make a one-time deposit into a mass transit trust fund.

02/06/2012

MTA chairman Joseph Lhota with App Quest winners - Feb 2, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA Announces App Contest Winners

Among the 11 winners is Embark NYC, created by a group of 20-somethings led by David Hodge. They have a system that uses your smartphone’s GPS, even underground, and it navigates your trip when you punch in a destination.

02/02/2012

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.

01/11/2012

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

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

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