Editor’s Note: Friends of the MTA are a welcome support for New York’s subways
The volunteer program will prove rewarding for its volunteers and the stations they support.
Bronx to state leaders: Fix the MTA
As borough officials rallied in support of free buses, MTA officials warned of the agency’s dire fiscal circumstances
Can Hochul help the MTA avoid its impending financial crisis?
Experts agree the governor and state lawmakers need to step in to provide aid to the transportation agency heading into the next legislative session.
MTA in need of new funding source, DiNapoli says
Filling massive operating budget deficits will require more than finding cost efficiency savings, a new report from the state comptroller said.
MTA to install ‘Big Brother’ security cameras in all New York City subway cars
Gov. Kathy Hochul and the MTA are optimistic new measures will prevent subway crime and give riders an added sense of security.
MTA to start enforcing $50 mask fines
The penalty was put in place last year, but officials now say they plan to ramp up enforcement.
The MTA isn’t budging on ending shared Access-A-Ride trips
Users want solo rides to resume because of the pandemic, but the MTA claims a driver shortage makes that impossible.
The mad dash for a new MTA leader
Cuomo didn’t get the restructuring he wanted, a rare transit loss for the governor.
Where subway performance stands at the end of the MTA emergency
A look at key performance indicators at the beginning and end of the MTA’s four-year state of emergency.
New York State
MTA leadership should be on the same page
The MTA needs clear lines of authority to address immediate challenges.
The end of the un-scientific subway shutdown
Growing scientific research suggested disinfecting trains had little effect on spread of the coronavirus. Cuomo did it for a year anyway.
PATH and NYC’s subway air is unsurprisingly toxic
A new study has found that the city’s underground subway air quality is full of hazardous air particles that could cause asthma, lung cancer and heart disease.
A conversation with Quemuel Arroyo, the MTA’s first chief accessibility officer
He’s just as sick of inaccessible subway stations as you are.
NYC Department of Transportation
Why are the NYC subways still closed overnight?
Calls to reopen the subways for 24/7 service are growing after nearly a year of closures.
Can the MTA get back on track without derailing New York’s recovery?
NY’s recovery depends on trimming MTA’s operating budget while maintaining efficient service.
How the MTA operates
Who controls New York City’s public transportation system?
Insiders don’t expect overnight subway access to come back next year
Poll: Nearly two-thirds say 24/7 service will be a thing of the past
Why the MTA has Georgia on its mind
A Senate win in Georgia could mean more funding for the MTA
New York City
City schools shut down and the MTA proposes a doomsday budget
Rounding up the week’s political news.