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Audit finds city subway tracks are filthy and overrun with rats. (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Audit: New York City Subway Tracks Filthy, Overrun With Rats

An audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer found subway tracks are filled with rats, dirt and garbage.

05/14/2015

A young man trespasses in a subway construction zone at Ninth Avenue. (Credit: DJHammers, via YouTube)

Authorities: Group Of Teen Subway Vandals Could Pose Serious Threat To Straphanger Safety

A rogue group of subway vandals calling them the ‘Subway Conquestors’ is allegedly on a mission to attack the rail system.

05/11/2015

Commuters stand near a taped-off 7 line entrance during a day of service disruptions on May 11, 2015 (Credit: CBS2)

More Service Disruptions On No. 7 Line Leaves Commuters Exasperated

On the platform at Grand Central Terminal, commuters were extremely frustrated and unsure of how to get home to Queens.

05/11/2015

MetroCard machine out of service at 59th Street near entrance on SE corner of  59th and Columbus circle (Credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork)

Glitch Hits MetroCard Machines In Roughly 100 Stations Monday

The New York City Transit Authority told CBS2 a Verizon issue caused trouble at MetroCard meachines in about 100 stations Monday.

05/11/2015

A Metro-North train enters a station in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers To Hear From Metro-North President At Operations Briefing

State Rep. Gail Lavielle, of Wilton, said she plans to press for an update on providing Wi-Fi for every passenger who needs to work on a laptop while traveling on the train.

05/11/2015

MTA logo (credit: Getty Images)

Transportation Advocates Rally At City Hall For More MTA Funding

Mass transit advocates will hold a noontime rally at City Hall on Tuesday to demand more funding for the city’s subways and buses.

05/05/2015

Still frame from a video posted to Facebook purportedly showing teens inside a rear subway car where a control panel is located (Credit: CBS2)

MTA Investigating After Video Shows Teens At Controls Inside Subway Car

The shaky video isn’t very long, just a few seconds, but you can see the glowing lights of subway controls and you can hear expletives, a horn and laughter.

05/04/2015

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

MTA Board Bans All Political Ads On Subways, Buses

The MTA is preparing to ban all political advertising on its subways and buses after a judge ruled that a pro-Israel group was allowed to display an advertisement containing the phrase “Hamas Killing Jews” on city buses.

04/29/2015

MTA logo (credit: Getty Images)

MTA Says Fare Hike Is ‘Purely Hypothetical’ If Capital Plan Isn’t Funded

The MTA’s chief financial officer said fares and tolls could jump 15 percent unless New York state lawmakers provide funding for a five-year capital plan.

04/28/2015

A rendering of the 72nd Street entrance of the Second Avenue subway. (credit: MTA)

MTA Releases New Photos, Renderings Of 2nd Avenue Subway

Images released on Monday show not only photos from the construction process but also renderings of completed subway stations at 63rd, 72nd and 96th streets.

04/27/2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel  Malloy. (credit: CBS2)

Malloy: Relationship With MTA Has Improved Since Metro-North Mishaps

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday he believes the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a “more respectful attitude” toward the state in the wake of various crises involving the Metro-North Railroad.

04/24/2015

Gov. Cuomo gives speech to Association for a Better New York (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Gov. Cuomo: Federal Government To Approve $1B Loan To MTA

The governor also announced he’s reappointing Tom Prendergast as MTA chairman, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.

04/24/2015

7 Train (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

MTA Announces Increased Service For 2, 7, L, M Subway Lines

Prompted by a surge in subway ridership in New York City, the MTA has announced increased service will be coming to four subway lines.

04/24/2015

Amalagamated Transit Union explanation of MTA bus design flaw (Credit: CBS2)

MTA Bus Drivers Union: Flawed Bus Design Creates Dangerous Hazard For Pedestrians

The union showed photos which they say demonstrates that in some cases, the driver simply can’t see pedestrians below.

04/22/2015

LIRR conductor waves from train window/file (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

MTA Campaign Tells Commuter Rail Riders ‘Groom At Home,’ ‘Keep Your Feet Off The Seat’

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is expanding its “Courtesy Counts” to both Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road.

04/22/2015

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