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The entrance to the D, F, N, and Q trains. (Credit 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten.

Judge Tosses Law Requiring Subway Passengers To Give Police Their ID

A federal judge this week threw out a New York City transit system rule that allowed police officers to demand identification documents from anyone riding the subway.

03/23/2013

Flooding damage caused by Sandy at the South Ferry station (credit: MTA New York City Transit / David Henly)

Old South Ferry Subway Station To Reopen

Starting next month, the end of the the line for the 1 train will again be South Ferry.

03/08/2013

Subway platform with glass barriers - Paris, France (file / credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA: Subway Platform Barriers Would Cost More Than $1 Billion

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer predicts that if things keep going the way they are, 100 people will have been killed in the New York City Subway system this year.

01/28/2013

Flooding conditions on the Brooklyn side of the Hugh L. Cary Tunnel, formerly the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, during superstorm Sandy (credit: Jay Fine via MTA)

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Returning To Normal Operations Monday

For the first time since before superstorm Sandy filled it end-to-end, the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel will be returning to normal operations.

12/07/2012

Long Island Rail Road station - Hicksville, NY - Feb 28, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Court Strikes Down MTA Payroll Tax; Massive Transit Hikes Possible

Astronomical fare hikes and deep service cuts are possibly on the horizon for suburban commuters. It’s all because a major court ruling against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has put the agency in a financial bind.

08/23/2012

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

Officials: MTA Workers To Be Arrested For Faking Signal Inspections

Signal maintainers are suspected of filing reports claiming they made inspections that never happened and their supervisors are suspected of entering the date knowing it was false.

05/16/2012

New York City Transit building at 370 Jay Street - Brooklyn, NY (file / credit: Google Maps)

Former NYC Transit Brooklyn HQ To Become Cutting Edge Urban Research Center

“The new center will bring some of the world’s greatest minds together to start to study the technical, engineering, academic, and human challenges posed by our rapidly urbanizing world,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

04/24/2012

Subway platform with glass barriers - Paris, France (file / credit: MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

MTA Chief Lhota Won’t Commit To Subway Platform Barriers

Many cities around the world, including Paris, have glass barriers on at least some of their train platforms.

03/28/2012

From center: Port Authority chairman Patrick Foye, New York City Transit president Thomas Prendergast, City Councilman James Vacca, and transit advocate Gene Russianoff being questioned by former New York Attorney General Robert Abrams and current MTA board member Charles Moerdler - New York, NY - Mar 1, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA’s Trash Can Free Subway Experiment Succeeding!

There were predictions the subway stations in an MTA experiment that removed trash cans would become landfills with rails. But there is early evidence the riding public is on board with the concept.

03/01/2012

MTA Bus During Blizzard/Getty Images

NYC Transit Chief Promises Changes After Blizzard Meltdown

What happened when passengers were stuck for seven hours on a train near the Aqueduct Racetrack? The president of NYC Transit says they just forgot about it, but they say it won’t happen again.

12/06/2011

Credit: MTA

Nearly Every Line Facing Weekend Service Changes

Subway riders should prepare for another chaotic weekend of subway service changes.

10/22/2011

7 Train (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Service Changes On 7 Subway Line Continue Into Monday

Subway service changes will continue into Monday as the MTA works to install a new train control system along the 7 train.

10/09/2011

The deserted Times Square subway station is seen as Hurricane Irene approaches after the entire city mass transit system was closed on August 27, 2011. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

With Mass Transit Shut Down, Transit Officials Monitor Possible Water Damage

New York City transit officials say they’ve finished an unprecedented shutdown of the nation’s biggest system of subways, buses and commuter rails.

08/27/2011

"Break of Day" by Sabrina Porter (credit: Straphangers Campaign)

Transit Groups Announce Winners In Subway And Bus Photo Contest

Some shutterbugging on New York City Transit has won two people a free month of rides.

07/06/2011

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NYC Subway Service Ads Replace Poetry, Literature

For years, riders packing New York subways could catch some relief — by reading inspiring literature on placards in train cars. No more.

12/25/2010

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