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A subway turnstile readout reads "insufficient fare." (Credit: CBS2)

Commuter Woes Continue For Thousands Of LIRR, Metro-North Riders After Computer Glitch

Riders whose monthly railroad pass doubles as a MetroCard on the subway received a message saying “insufficient fare” when they swiped their cards.

12/02/2014

A subway rider pases her MetroCard through a reader at Grand Central station (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Glitch Hits Monthly LIRR, Metro-North MetroCard Users, Snarls Subway Access

A glitch is creating problems for roughly 10,000 commuters heading in to New York City Monday, the MTA said.

12/01/2014

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MTA Begins Public Hearings On Plans For Toll And Fare Hikes

Among the proposals is raising the base fare on the MetroCard from $2.50 to $2.75 while increasing the bonus on a pay-per-ride MetroCard.

12/01/2014

A surveillance image of a suspect police believe punched and robbed a woman as she tried to buy a MetroCard at a Bronx subway station. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Punched, Robbed Woman As She Tried To Buy MetroCard In The Bronx

Police on Thursday were on the hunt for a suspect who punched a woman in the face and stole her wallet at a MetroCard machine in a Bronx subway station.

10/30/2014

MetroCard machine Big DL

Cash Is King For Metrocard Refills Saturday Morning

The MTA is upgrading the software used for credit and debit cards so only cash will be accepted at machines.

08/15/2014

Statue of Liberty (Credit, Randy Yagi)

How To Save On Sightseeing In New York City

Many of New York’s top attractions can be visited for free or at a discount.

08/06/2014

A man swipes his MetroCard at the Union Square.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Working On Plan To Phase Out MetroCards

The MTA is working on a plan to phase out the MetroCard over three years, replacing it with a new fare payment system.

05/20/2014

Columbus Circle Subway Skimmer

Skimming Device Found On MetroCard Machine At 59th-Columbus Circle Subway Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority warned customers to be on the watch Thursday, after a skimming device was found on a MetroCard vending machine at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle stop in the heart of Midtown.

04/10/2014

Z Train

Future Subway Trains Might Have No Doors Separating Cars

Trains with open space rather than doors between cars, dedicated busways, and new “smart chip” systems to replace the current MetroCard system were among the ideas floated in a recent report outlining the needs of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the 20 years to come.

10/20/2013

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Report: MTA’s New MetroCard Fee Bringing In More Money Than Expected

The so-called “green” card fee went into effect in March with other fare hikes as a way to encourage riders to keep and refill their MetroCards instead of buying new ones in an effort to reduce waste.

05/13/2013

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Subway Stations Getting Interactive Info Kiosks

Up to 120 of the stainless steel kiosks will begin appearing in 19 subway stations in the next few months. The kiosks will replace some of the poster-size maps in the subway system.

04/09/2013

Subway turnstile at Penn Station (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA Fare Hikes Take Some Commuters By Surprise

Bus and subway fare hikes took effect at midnight, while tolls on the MTA’s seven bridges and two tunnels went up at 2 a.m.

03/03/2013

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

Cost Of Public Transportation Going Up, MTA Bus And Subway Fares Increase At Midnight

Subways and buses will now cost at least a quarter more _ $2.50 with a MetroCard and $2.75 for a single ride. Express buses are going up to $6.

03/02/2013

Metro-North Railroad train at the Croton-Harmon Station - Croton-on-Hudson, NY - Jul 20, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

First Round Of MTA Fare Hikes Take Effect; Subway, Bus Fares Increase Sunday

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Rail Road fares have gone up between eight and nine percent, depending on distance and ticket type.

03/01/2013

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Transport Workers Union Handing Out Bloody MetroCards To Subway Riders

The transit workers union is sending a grim message, reminding straphangers of the dangers of the subway system.

02/07/2013

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