State Comptroller DiNapoli Urges Federal Government To Provide Emergency Funding To Struggling MTAAnother dire warning has been issued about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's finances.
MTA Formally Bans Defecating On Subways Among Other New Rules 'Targeted At Minimizing Health Risks,' CEO SaysAll this comes as the MTA is in the middle of a financial crisis and considering raising fares and tolls, plus painful service cuts if no aid comes from the federal government.
FEMA Ending Funding To Clean Subways, Buses, Schools And Other FacilitiesThe agency says it's because the funding is not an "immediate action" to protect public health and safety.
MTA Announces Service Increases In Phase 2 As Ridership Grows; Officials Urge Riders To Wear 'Masks, Masks, Masks'The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced service increases on subways and buses across the five boroughs as New York City progresses into Phase 2 reopening and ridership steadily grows.
MTA Details 13-Point Plan As Phase One Reopening Set For New York City MondaySubway ridership is expected to be at 10-15% of pre-pandemic levels during Phase One, said MTA Chairman Pat Foye. Bus ridership will be about 30-40% of normal.
Mayor De Blasio's Statement That Some New Yorkers 'Are Going To Have To Improvise' Getting To Work Draws CriticismThe mayor was asked what he would tell New Yorkers who don't have a car and don't feel comfortable riding mass transit as the city prepares to reopen.
MTA Considering Reservations On Subways; Chairman Pat Foye Says A Pandemic Fare Hike Is A 'Nonstarter'The MTA chairman says the agency is looking at "everything" when it comes to providing New Yorkers a safe ride on mass transit, even if that means making reservations to ride the subway.
MTA Chair Talks Future Of Social Distancing On Subways And BusesFoye says everything is on the table, including the possibility of reserving spots on trains or buses and social distancing on subway platforms.
Cuomo, Former Mayor Bloomberg Detail Plans For Contact Tracing Program, Say It Will Be Shared Worldwide"If we do this right, it is a science, reopening," Cuomo said. "It is based on numbers and data."
Coronavirus Update: Cuomo Says A Return To 'New Normal' Won't Happen Until There's Massive Testing, Orders People To Wear Face Coverings In PublicGov. Andrew Cuomo said that trend line of coronavirus cases is improving, but reopening the economy and a "new normal" in society won't be possible until there's a massive increase in testing.
Coronavirus Update: Demand Grows For Social Distance, Masks On All NYC Public TransportationSocial media posts from subway and buses in the Bronx show overcrowding with zero social distance and commuters not wearing masks.
Coronavirus Update: MTA CEO Pat Foye Tests Positive For COVID-19The agency says Foye learned his diagnosis Saturday and is currently isolating at home.
Coronavirus Update: Most MTA Buses Implement Rear-Door Boarding Policy"The reason for that is to reduce contact between passengers and bus operators to make sure that as many transit workers, subway, bus, Metro-North, Long Island Rail Road, can show up for work and take first responders to and from their jobs," MTA Chairman and CEO Pat Foye said.
MTA Officials And More Discuss 'Social Distancing' As Means To Combat Coronavirus Spread"If you can get around without riding the subway, do it. If telecommuting is an option, do it," said MTA chairman Pat Foye.
TWU Launches Million Dollar Ad Campaign Vilifying MTA ChairmanThe contract battle between transit workers and the agency is getting bitter.