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.
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.
The old loop station will be in operation in time for the morning commute, while the newer terminal continues to undergo extensive repairs.
The Straphangers Campaign said it spotted fewer broken lights, exposed wires, cracked floors and overflowing garbage bags last year.
The storm topped the 2012 “best” list because transit rebounded so quickly that New Yorkers considered it a “near miracle,” the advocacy group said.
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.
Superstorm Sandy not only knocked out bus and subway service, it’s going to knock a hole in commuters’ pocketbooks.
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.
Transit advocates expressed frustration Saturday, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority prepares for its fourth fare hike in five years.
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?
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.”
The line scored above average on delays caused by mechanical breakdowns, seat availability during rush hour and subway car cleanliness.
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.
A new report from the Straphangers Campaign cites signal and mechincal problems for about 2/3 of subway alerts in 2011.
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.