De Blasio To Push For Tax On Wealthiest New Yorkers To Fund Subway FixThe proposal comes as the mayor and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, both Democrats, continued to squabble over responsibility for paying for repairs to the nation's largest transit system.
Bitter Battle Brewing Over Funding Fix For City's Subway SystemThe mayor and governor have been squabbling about two pots of money -- operating funds for the day-to-day costs, and capital funds for long term projects like new cars and a new signal system.
MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota Resigning To Explore NYC Mayoral BidWednesday marked Joe Lhota's last board meeting as the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He’s resigning effective Dec. 31 to mull a run for mayor as a Republican.
Sources: MTA Chairman Joe Lhota To Run For New York City MayorLhota, who took over as the head of the MTA earlier this year, had been mulling a run for some time, but it appears his stock soared with the public due to his handling of Hurricane Sandy, pushing him to throw his hat in the ring.
Proposed MTA Subway And Bus Fare Hike To Go Easier On Everyday RidersIt might be the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s final offer, a fare hike plan for bus and subway riders that spares frequent users and slaps the biggest hikes on those who don’t take mass transit very much.
Bloomberg Issues Minimum Passenger Mandate For Cars Entering ManhattanMayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that even though the power should be back on in the next few days, driving remains treacherous and that safety should be the only priority among motorists.
Limited Bus Service Returns To New York City After Sandy Snarls Mass TransitFor Tuesday and Wednesday, all bus rides are free. Tuesday night, buses were operating on a limited Sunday schedule.