Editor's Note

Opinion

Editor’s Note: Happy dogs offer an alternative to troops in the subways

Canine companions, in increasing numbers, deliver a calming effect for many riding the rails.

Criminal Justice

Politics

Hochul leaves bail behind and continues tough-on-crime approach with subway deployment

The governor said she would send National Guard troops and state police to check bags in the New York City subway system.

Editor's Note

Opinion

Editor’s note: If there’s one way to get straphangers angry, it’s a subway delay

A work stoppage after a grisly attack on a conductor made for a hellish morning commute that was totally unnecessary.

MTA

Policy

DiNapoli: MTA needs $43B for repairs and upgrades

The costs estimates were detailed in a new report released by the state comptroller detailing the agency’s needs assessments over the next 20 years, starting in 2025.

MTA

Policy

MTA head 'really burned' by New Jersey over congestion pricing lawsuit, calls NJ Transit 'crummy service'

Janno Lieber unleashed his frustrations with the Garden State while some New York lawmakers made their own complaints about his agency during a joint budget hearing on transportation.

Technology

Policy

Dispelling technology fears as New York City move towards automation

While leaders and tech industry professionals push for digitization, the MTA seeks to rebuild credibility.

Heard Around Town

Policy

Free buses start on Sunday

A pilot program to test the feasibility of fareless buses is set to start Sept. 24.

Policy

Policy

Meta, TikTok and more take down thousands of subway surfing videos

Eric Adams has blamed social media for a lot. Now those platforms are stepping up to discourage subway surfing.

MTA

Policy

Congestion pricing still has skeptics in the City Council

Many elected officials acknowledge the benefits of congestion pricing, but still have questions about the MTA’s implementation of the historic program.

Editor's Note

Opinion

Editor’s Note: Dick Ravitch deserves recognition at the new Penn Station

The reconstructed transit hub should include a train hall named after the former Metropolitan Transportation Authority chair and giant of public service

Policy

Policy

State comptroller says MTA should be able to manage debt with state funding

A new report by Thomas DiNapoli found the financially-strained agency should be able to get on track with state funding and a higher payroll mobility tax in the budget.

MTA

Politics

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

MTA

Policy

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

Policy

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.

Policy

Policy

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.

Policy

Policy

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.

Transportation

Policy

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.

Transportation

Politics

The mad dash for a new MTA leader

Cuomo didn’t get the restructuring he wanted, a rare transit loss for the governor.