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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

New York City Subway (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign Praises MTA’s Recovery After Sandy

The storm topped the 2012 “best” list because transit rebounded so quickly that New Yorkers considered it a “near miracle,” the advocacy group said.

01/03/2013

Gene Russianoff announces the Pokey Award winners (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Two Manhattan Bus Routes Named Slowest In The City

The M66 and M42 have been awarded the 11th annual Pokey Award. Buses on both of the routes clocked in at 3.9 miles per hour.

12/11/2012

MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

MTA: No MetroCard Refunds For Superstorm Sandy Service Outages

Superstorm Sandy not only knocked out bus and subway service, it’s going to knock a hole in commuters’ pocketbooks.

11/13/2012

MetroCard machine (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Releases 4 Different Proposals Outlining Fare, Toll Hikes

The MTA said it’s necessary to raise rates to pay for costs it doesn’t have control over like debt service, pensions, energy and employee and retiree health care.

10/15/2012

MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Transit Advocates Frustrated By Likely MTA Fare Hikes

Transit advocates expressed frustration Saturday, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority prepares for its fourth fare hike in five years.

CBS New York–10/13/2012

Subway turnstile at Penn Station (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA Considers Fare Hike Options, Including $125 Monthly MetroCard

When it comes to public transportation, one thing is certain, Metropolitan Transportation Authority fares are definitely going up. But the big question is how much?

10/09/2012

MTA pro-Israel ad

MTA Announces New Disclaimer Policy For Non-Commercial Advertisements

According to the MTA, the new policy will require non-commercial ads to contain a prominently displayed disclaimer reading, “This is a paid advertisement sponsored by [Sponsor]. The display of this advertisement does not imply MTA’s endorsement of any views expressed.”

09/27/2012

Gene Russianoff (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Q Rated Best New York City Subway Line

The line scored above average on delays caused by mechanical breakdowns, seat availability during rush hour and subway car cleanliness.

08/01/2012

An MTA bus (credit: Getty Images)

MTA’s New Budget Includes 2013 Fare Hike

Originally scheduled for January, the MTA confirmed in its budget that those fare hikes will go into effect in March. The price of a subway and bus ride will jump from $2.25 to $2.50.

07/25/2012

A 2 Train at 96th Street - New York, NY - May 9, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Report: Signal, Mechanical Problems Cause Most Subway Alerts

A new report from the Straphangers Campaign cites signal and mechincal problems for about 2/3 of subway alerts in 2011.

05/09/2012

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

Straphangers Campaign, Transportation Alternatives Denounce MTA Capital Plan

Albany leaders have agreed to fund the last three years of the MTA’s current five-year capital plan, but it could mean fare hikes down the line.

03/27/2012

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