Mass Transit

Expensive Commute? Schumer's New Proposal May Give Students A LiftFederal funding could be down the road to help college students who commute to school.
Extra Mass Transit Options In Place During Papal Visit; Street Closures May Divert BusesWith thousands expected to attend the pope's Central Park procession and Mass at Madison Square Garden, the MTA and Port Authority have ramped up service.
Commuters Brace For More MTA Fare & Toll HikesBridge and tunnel tolls will also go up by 4 percent for E-ZPass users and about 6 percent to 10 percent for cash customers.
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.
Most Area Mass Transit Back To Normal After Snowstorm ChangesMost 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.
American Cities With The Best Public Transportation SystemsOne 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.
Schumer Seeks Extension Of Commuter Tax BenefitSen. 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.
New Proposal Calls For Inter-Borough Train Connecting Bronx, Queens, BrooklynThe 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.
Report Shows Dip In Driving In NJ; Advocates Want More Mass Transit InvestmentsThe report found New Jersey is one of 46 states that have a decrease in the number of miles driven since 2005.
Transit Imposter Arrested 29 Times Sentenced For Stealing BusDarius 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.
New Federal Transportation Secretary Meets With Conn. LawmakersSecy. Anthony Foxx said investing in the nation's transportation system is the greatest example of what one generation can do for the next.
Experts: Long Island Needs To Step Up To Keep Its YouthThe 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.
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