Andy Byford

Politics

Byford said Cuomo made his job ‘intolerable’

The former New York City Transit chief explained how the governor’s micromanaging led him to resign.

Andy Byford

Policy

Byford resigns, a despondent Twitter reacts

The celebrated transit chief officially resigns from the MTA, after quarreling with Gov. Cuomo over the subways turnaround.

New York City

Politics

Can you stop fare evasion without criminalizing poverty?

Experts and politicians say there are alternatives to more policing of subway fare beating.

MTA

Politics

The pros and cons of the MTA’s capital plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released the broad strokes of its next five year Capital Program this week. At $51.5 billion, the 2020-2024 plan is the MTA’s most expensive to date, and about $20 billion more expensive than the previous one. In this week’s “Ask the Experts” feature, we looked at the initial proposal and what it means for New York’s beleaguered transit systems.

New York City

Politics

Is the MTA due for a restructuring?

The experts weigh in on new plans to shake up the embattled Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

New York City

Policy

MTA ‘network communications issue’ halts subway service

The Fast Forward plan would modernize the subway system’s decades-old signaling system over the next 10 years.

New York City

Politics

What’s going on with Andy Byford?

Governor Andrew Cuomo recruited Andy Byford to fix the subway system – and against all odds, he seems to have risen to the task. But according to recent reports, Cuomo seems to want to reward that success with a big, fat demotion.

New York State

Politics

Poll: Is Andy Byford departing the MTA?

MTA president Andy Byford has once again denied that he is departing, telling multiple media publications that he has no plans to resign.

New York City

Politics

How should the MTA update its signal technology?

In this week’s “Ask the Experts” feature, we got to the bottom of which technology is better, and whether Cuomo’s approach on these issues is the right one.

MTA

Policy

Byford offers mea culpa on e-hail program

New York City Transit President Andy Byford apologized to Metropolitan Transportation Authority customers on Monday due to unexpected changes to an e-hail program for Access-A-Ride users.

MTA

Policy

MTA announces Transit Tech Lab finalists

The MTA, along with the Partnership for New York City, announced the companies selected to participate in the accelerator program for new products and technologies aimed at solving public transportation problems.

New York City

Politics

Session begins, de Blasio’s big speech and Queens DA to retire

New York's 2019 Legislative Session begins, Bill de Blasio gives his big speech and the Queens DA will retire.

MTA

Policy

What the L?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s effort to avert L train shutdown is drawing skepticism from pols and the public alike.

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