Metropolitan Transportation Authority

William Ronan (Credit: MTA/CBS 2)

MTA’s First Chairman, William Ronan, Dies At Age 101

Ronan was appointed chairman of the MTA — then known as the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Agency — in 1965 by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.

10/18/2014

A man checks his cell phone on a subway platform in the Union Square station of the L line/file. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Cell Phone, Wi-Fi Service Expanding To 40 Additional Underground Subway Stations

Straphangers will be able to use their smartphones and other devices in 40 more underground stations in midtown Manhattan and Queens.

10/16/2014

A man found himself stabbed on the L Train at Livonia Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn on Wednesday, Oct. 8. (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Stabbed Following Quarrel On Subway In Brooklyn

A man was in serious condition Wednesday night, after he was stabbed following a quarrel on the subway in Brooklyn.

10/08/2014

Thomas Prendergast (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast Seeks Support For $32B Capital Plan

The head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority asked business leaders Tuesday to support the agency’s $32 billion capital plan despite a $15 billion funding shortfall and a state board’s veto.

10/07/2014

Two people were hospitalized on Friday, Oct. 3 after a car and a bus collided in Jamaica, Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Hurt When Car, Bus Collide In Jamaica, Queens

Two people were hospitalized Friday afternoon after a car and a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus were involved in a crash in Hillside Avenue and Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens.

10/03/2014

A subway pulls into the Lexington Ave. 86th Street station (file/credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Comptroller’s Office: Most Subway Stations Are In Need Of Repairs

The New York State Comptroller’s office said Thursday that too many of the city’s subway stations are in disrepair, and efforts to upgrade the stations are dragging along too slowly.

10/02/2014

Handcuffs (credit: clipart.com)

Report: MTA Bus Driver Accused Of Punching Gas Station Manager Over Lottery Ticket

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver was arrested on assault charges Thursday, reportedly for allegedly slugging a gas station manager in the nose over a lottery ticket in Flushing, Queens.

10/02/2014

Anti-Islamic ads that will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances. (credit: CBS 2)

Group Sues After MTA Rejects Anti-Islamic Ad

A pro-Israel group sued the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday, asking a court to force it to accept a bus advertisement including the phrase “Hamas Killing Jews” after it was rejected on the grounds its display could incite violence.

10/01/2014

(Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

1950 Time Capsule Unearthed In Downtown Brooklyn

A time capsule buried beneath the old Metropolitan Transportation Authority headquarters in downtown Brooklyn was cracked open Wednesday.

10/01/2014

No. 6 train (Credit: TAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA To Install Surveillance Cameras On Subways To Combat Sexual Assaults, Lewdness

To prevent sexual lewdness and sexual assaults on subways, the MTA says it will be installing surveillance cameras on a new fleet of subway cars, hopefully to be ordered in the next capital plan from 2015-2019.

10/01/2014

Map of under-construction No. 7 subway extension (credit: MTA)

Report: No. 7 Subway Extension Could Be Finished In February

The extension of No. 7 west from its current terminus at Times Square-42nd Street will create a new station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue.

10/01/2014

Close-up of the damage from the Conn. Metro-North collision. (credit: Fairfield Police)

Engineer Sues Metro-North Over 2013 Derailment

Steven Bauer, of Orange, says in his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court that he suffered serious and permanent injuries.

09/29/2014

As part of the East Side Access megaproject, the MTA is building a new concourse for the Long Island Rail Road under Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows progress as of October 2013. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

MTA Receives $203M In Additional Funding For East Side Access Project

The MTA is building tunnels and tracks under Manhattan so that the Long Island Rail Road can connect to Grand Central Terminal.

09/27/2014

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

London Writer Goes Viral With Column Slamming New York City Subway

A writer from London was making waves in New York Wednesday, after she penned a column slamming the New York City subway system as a “dystopia.”

09/24/2014

A train car on Metro North's New Haven Line (Credit MTA/Metro North)

Metro-North’s New Haven Line To Roll Every 30 Minutes

Passengers will be able to board a train every half-hour, WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported.

09/24/2014

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