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.
A survey by the Straphangers Campaign found broken lighting fixtures, peeling paint, water damage and graffiti at many stations.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board passed its spending and revenue blueprint for 2012, calling the budget fragile. There is some good news in it.
The Straphangers Campaign’s Gene Russianoff says among the worst things is that the 2nd Avenue subway project is behind schedule and over budget.
The winner of this year’s uncoveted gold snail on a pedestal is the M50 crosstown bus which the groups said clocked in at 3.5 mph at noon on a weekday.
Joseph Lhota served as deputy mayor for operations under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He oversaw day-to-day management of the city, and supervised city agencies.
Some shutterbugging on New York City Transit has won two people a free month of rides.
New Yorkers will get the opportunity to show what mass transit looks like to them – whether it’s good, bad or just plain old ugly.