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Survey: Only 42 Percent Of Subway Cars Are Clean; D Train Is Worst

A new survey revealed that the number of clean New York City subway cars declined between 2011 and 2013.

03/20/2014

A man swipes his MetroCard at the Union Square in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman Warns Of Possible 12 Percent Fare Hike Next Year

MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said issues between the agency and labor unions could result in an almost 12 percent fare hike next year, three times more than planned.

01/31/2014

Commuters wait for their train in the Union Square subway station March 9, 2009.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign Lists Best & Worst Transit Events Of 2013

β€œThe year was – and for years to come will likely be – dominated by the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy,” the group’s Gene Russianoff said in a statement.

12/11/2013

A subway rider pases her MetroCard through a reader at Grand Central station (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

MTA: Planned Fare Hikes To Be Smaller Than Initially Announced

Due to cost-saving measures, the 2015 and 2017 fare and toll increases will amount to a 4 percent hike, instead of the original 7.5 percent.

11/13/2013

Graffiti at the 137th Street 1 train platform. (credit: Flickr/Straphangers Campaign)

Census Of Subway Platforms Finds Many Are ‘Bleak And Dreary’

This was third annual “State Of The Platforms” report but the first time the Straphangers Campaign conducted a census of all 862 platforms in the subway system.

10/30/2013

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

MTA Outlines 20-Year Plan To Improve Service

Under the plan, much of the 109-year-old subway system would get an upgraded signal system similar to what’s already is use on the L and 7 lines.

10/03/2013

The subway on Nov. 1, 2012. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

Survey: Majority Of Subway Announcements During Delays Clear, Accurate

The Straphangers Campaign found the announcements of delays were correct, clear and ungarbled 52 percent of the time.

09/17/2013

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Advocacy Group: MTA Fares Could Jump To $3.75 In A Decade

It is only a projection, but an advocacy group warned Tuesday that if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority goes on raising fares as it has the past two times, a single subway or bus ride could cost $3.75 in 10 years.

07/30/2013

MTA New York City Transit senior staff including Senior Vice President of Subways Carmen Bianco, Vice President of Maintenance Joe Leader, Chief Electrical Officer Wynton Habersham, and Chief Transportation Officer Herbert Lambert visited the Montague Tubes on Mon., April 15, 2013. (credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit via Flickr)

Sandy-Damaged Subway Tunnel Closing For Repairs; Disruptions For R, G Riders

The closure will affect the R train, which carries tens of thousands of riders between Manhattan and southern Brooklyn. The work will likely begin in August and is expected to last 12 to 14 months.

06/05/2013

A rusted girder at the 111th Street station. (credit: MTA Office of the Inspector General)

Report: Parts Of Subway Long Overdue For Safety Inspections

The auditors failed to find records of recent inspection for critical parts of the system, including defects like a rusted girder at the 111th Street station, the report said.

05/09/2013

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Straphangers Campaign: Subway Delays Up In 2012, Early 2013

The study was based on MTA electronic alerts of so-called controllable delays — problems related to signals, switches and track.

05/02/2013

MTA interim executive director Thomas Prendergast (L) and acting chairman Fernando Ferrer (R) at MTA headquarters. April 24, 2013.(credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

MTA Mulling How To Spend Growing Surplus

MTA interim executive director Tom Prendergast has made it clear that the fare hikes due to take effect in 2015 are not being pulled from the table.

04/24/2013

Thomas Prendergast (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Cuomo Nominates Prendergast For MTA Chairman

Thomas F. Prendergast was the MTA’s president of New York City Transit, which runs the bus and subway systems. He’s been the interim executive director of the MTA since Jan. 1.

04/12/2013

New signage installed at South Ferry Station (credit: MTA.info)

Old South Ferry Loop Station To Reopen Thursday Morning

The old loop station will be in operation in time for the morning commute, while the newer terminal continues to undergo extensive repairs.

04/03/2013

1/2/3 Subway Platform at 42nd Street (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Survey Finds NYC Subway Platforms See Some Improvement

The Straphangers Campaign said it spotted fewer broken lights, exposed wires, cracked floors and overflowing garbage bags last year.

03/07/2013

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