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.
The MTA is planning service changes, but instead of service cuts, the agency is actually planning to add service to its network.
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.
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.
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.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota told business leaders he couldn’t see extending the system underneath the Hudson River.
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?
Many cities around the world, including Paris, have glass barriers on at least some of their train platforms.
The idea of prohibiting individuals who have committed crimes underground — much like department stores ban thieves — was tossed around at Monday’s MTA meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board passed its spending and revenue blueprint for 2012, calling the budget fragile. There is some good news in it.
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.