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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The City wants to make sure March Madness doesn’t keep you from getting home safely.
Cops may have a new lead in the case of 22-year-old Ian Burnet from Virginia who went missing in Manhattan last month.
Tolls went up on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Commuters in Connecticut are dealing with a more expensive ride as well.
The Straphangers Campaign’s Gene Russianoff says among the worst things is that the 2nd Avenue subway project is behind schedule and over budget.
The MTA is delaying its plan to charge $1 each time you buy a new MetroCard.
MTA Chairman Jay Walder said that by making every dollar count the agency will avoid the hikes, but there are plenty of “ifs.”
The old saying “crime doesn’t pay” apparently doesn’t apply to fare evaders in New York City subways.
Some shutterbugging on New York City Transit has won two people a free month of rides.