Thomas F. Prendergast, chairman and chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Joseph Giulietti met on Thursday with the legislature’s Transportation Committee.
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.
The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North, including oversight of engineers, fatigue management programs and medical requirements for crew members.
Crews from Metro-North Railroad finished reconstructing a second track near the Spuyten Duyvil station, allowing resumption of full service Thursday morning, the MTA said.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is demanding immediate safety improvements from Metro-North following the deadly train derailment in the Bronx.
The Metro-North Railroad on Sunday announced that some slight service improvements are on the horizon for New Haven Line for the start of the work week Monday.
Since January, Prendergast had served as the MTA interim executive director. He succeeded Joseph Lhota, a Republican who resigned from the position to run for mayor of New York City.
After seven months of limited service and an estimated $650 million in hurricane damage, regular service on the A train is rolling through the Rockaways.
The man tapped to head the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants a second look at the service cuts that have increased crowding and wait times.
After testing Wi-Fi in a handful of stations last year, the city is now expanding service to 30 additional stations, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Columbus Circle.
New York City straphangers will really want to hang on as there are many twists and turns ahead.
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.
No. 1 subway trains began running to and from the old South Ferry station Thursday morning. The newer South Ferry Terminal was heavily damaged in the Oct. 29 storm and extensive repairs are still needed.
Starting next month, the end of the the line for the 1 train will again be South Ferry.
Acting Metropolitan Transportation Authority executive director Thomas Prendergast said Tuesday that the agency looking into ways to get at least some service back running at the South Ferry subway station.