Mass Transit

Commuters board MTA bus. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Proposed Legislation Would Require Tax Benefits For Some Mass Transit Users

Advocates are praising the New York City Council’s passage of a bill that would require businesses with 20 or more full-time employees to offer federal tax benefits for mass transit users.

10/08/2014

A subway stop at Union Square is covered in snow in on Nov. 7, 2012. (file/credit: Getty Images)

Most Area Mass Transit Back To Normal After Snowstorm Changes

Most mass transit in the Tri-State Area was back to normal Saturday, just over a day after major changes were put into place due to the snowstorm.

01/04/2014

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American Cities With The Best Public Transportation Systems

One of the best ways to cut down on our carbon footprint is to use mass transportation, which of course is much easier to do when cities offer convenient transit options. Find out which American cities have the best public mass transportation systems and how they have been recognized.

12/17/2013

A Metro-North Railroad commuter purchases a ticket at Grand Central Terminal. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Schumer Seeks Extension Of Commuter Tax Benefit

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Monday that he is urging lawmakers to approve an extension to the federal tax benefit beyond its Dec. 31 deadline.

11/11/2013

The route the Tri-Boro RX transit line would take from the Bronx to Brooklyn. (Photo: CBS 2)

New Proposal Calls For Inter-Borough Train Connecting Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn

The existing freight line that runs from Hunts Point to Bay Ridge would be used for new commuter rail service. One estimate has it carrying 80,000 passengers a day.

08/29/2013

NJ TRANSIT train (file/credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report Shows Dip In Driving In NJ; Advocates Want More Mass Transit Investments

The report found New Jersey is one of 46 states that have a decrease in the number of miles driven since 2005.

08/29/2013

NYC subway

Transit Imposter Arrested 29 Times Sentenced For Stealing Bus

Darius McCollum has become a celebrity for escapades that began at age 15, when he piloted an E train six stops from 34th Street to the World Trade Center without any passengers noticing.

08/15/2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (C) meets with Conn. officials, July 22, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Gov. Dannel Malloy)

New Federal Transportation Secretary Meets With Conn. Lawmakers

Secy. Anthony Foxx said investing in the nation’s transportation system is the greatest example of what one generation can do for the next.

07/22/2013

Main Street in Farmingdale, N.Y. (file / credit: Google Maps)

Experts: Long Island Needs To Step Up To Keep Its Youth

The birthplace of suburbia needs an upgrade if it hopes to hold on to a strong economy, according to experts meeting in Farmingdale about the future of Long Island.

06/20/2013

Queens Midtown Tunnel Flooding (credit: MTA)

MTA To Get $200 Million In Federal Sandy Aid

More than half of the funding – $141.6 million – will go towards the MTA’s New York City Transit operations that were badly damaged in the Oct. 29 storm.

03/07/2013

Rendering of the new Tappan Zee Bridge (credit: New York State Thruway Authority)

Tappan Zee Bridge Mass Transit Task Force Holds First Hearing

The day the bridge opens for traffic, which is hoped for in 2018, bus commuters should notice faster rides.

02/22/2013

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Mass Transit Largely Back On Track Following Blizzard

Ticket cross-honoring remains in effect systemwide for NJ TRANSIT.

02/10/2013

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LIRR, Metro-North, NJ TRANSIT Getting Service Back Up After Blizzard

Crews have been clearing snow and getting mass transit back up and running across the Tri-State area after some rail and bus service was halted by the blizzard.

02/09/2013

A destroyed home is viewed along the beach in the Belle Harbor on January 2, 2013 in the Queens. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NY State Issues Recommendations For Preventing Devastation From Another Superstorm

A new report has issued a long list of suggestions for preventing another storm like Superstorm Sandy from bringing similar devastation to New York.

01/08/2013

NJ TRANSIT ticket machines at Penn Station - Newark, NJ (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Four More NJ TRANSIT Train Lines Resume Service

NJ TRANSIT monthly passes for October are valid through Friday, Nov. 9.

11/04/2012

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