MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Teen Says NYPD Officers Manhandled Her Over Student MetroCard Claim

The 15-year-old said that after using a valid, student Metro Card, she was followed by two plainclothes officers who must have noticed when she swiped her card and the white light comes on showing “student.”


MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

MTA Proposes ‘Green Fee’ On New MetroCards

The proposed surcharge will generate about $20 million a year, which will go into the agency’s operating budget. That includes an estimated $2 million saved by printing fewer MetroCards.


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Cash-Strapped MTA Selling Ads That Will Appear On Front Of MetroCards

Ads have appeared on MetroCards for years — on the back. The only untouchable part of the card will now be the magnetic strip that allows straphangers to pass turnstiles or bus fare boxes.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses new anti-truancy initiatives - May 10, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

New York City Launches Massive Anti-Truancy Campaign

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that kids who miss school are likely to face problems later in life, and so the city is spending millions to keep them in classrooms.


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Mayor Bloomberg Speculates About Using MetroCards On Ferries, Taxis

Speaking on his weekly radio show on WOR, Bloomberg said the technology currently exists for such a possibility, which he said could even cut costs.


Cars making their way inbound on the George Washington Bridge (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Stringer Proposes Reviving NYC Commuter Tax

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants the New York State Legislature to revive the long-dead New York City commuter tax, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported Tuesday.


Police say surveillance video shows suspects chaining open an emergency exit inside a subway station on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 (credit: NYPD)

Police Looking For Suspects Accused Of Chaining Open Subway Doors For Free Rides

Occupy Wall Street announced on its website that “a team of activists” opened more than 20 stations in Brooklyn and Manhattan by taping MetroCard readers at turnstiles and propping open emergency exits.


Subway tracks are seen in New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign, Transportation Alternatives Denounce MTA Capital Plan

Albany leaders have agreed to fund the last three years of the MTA’s current five-year capital plan, but it could mean fare hikes down the line.


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For March Madness, NYC Restores ‘Safe Rides Home’ Program

The City wants to make sure March Madness doesn’t keep you from getting home safely.


Ian Burnet (credit: Handout)

NYPD Tracks MetroCard Purchase Of Missing Virginia College Student

Cops may have a new lead in the case of 22-year-old Ian Burnet from Virginia who went missing in Manhattan last month.


A new M-8 rail car is seen in Stamford, CT - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Fares Go Up On The New Haven Line

Tolls went up on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Commuters in Connecticut are dealing with a more expensive ride as well.


Passengers on the subway after the system came online following Hurricane Irene - New York, NY - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign Lists Bests And Worsts For Year In Transit

The Straphangers Campaign’s Gene Russianoff says among the worst things is that the 2nd Avenue subway project is behind schedule and over budget.


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

MTA Plan For MetroCard Surcharge On Hold

The MTA is delaying its plan to charge $1 each time you buy a new MetroCard.


NYC Subway (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Walder: No Fare, Toll Hikes For 2012 In New MTA Budget

MTA Chairman Jay Walder said that by making every dollar count the agency will avoid the hikes, but there are plenty of “ifs.”


NYPD officers watch a turnstile in the Times Square subway station July 21, 2005. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Report: MTA Finds Turnstile Jumpers Saving Money

The old saying “crime doesn’t pay” apparently doesn’t apply to fare evaders in New York City subways.