NYC Department of Transportation

Policy

So when will NYC have congestion pricing?

Biden’s approval of an environmental assessment is a shortcut on the long road to completing the toll project.

NYC Department of Transportation

Politics

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.

NYC Department of Transportation

Policy

How Biden’s Amtrak legacy may help advance NY’s transportation agenda

A rail enthusiast in the Oval Office signals hope for more federal aid and transportation funding.

New York City

Policy

6 Things To Know About Polly Trottenberg

Meet the incoming deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

New York City

Policy

Carmageddon is nigh

If commuters all take to their cars – or even just stay home – the MTA is doomed.

New York City

Policy

How the NYC Ferry could work

Experts weigh in on how to improve the city’s ferries without scrapping them.

New York City

Personality

Will New York City win the race to 5G?

It won’t be for a lack of trying, says Cordell Schachter, the city Department of Transportation’s chief technologist.

New York City

Policy

Where the sidewalk ends for disabled New Yorkers

Why it has taken New York City 30 years to even make a plan for accessible sidewalks.

NYC Department of Transportation

Policy

Ride-hail apps fret over New York City’s new regulations

Uber, Lyft and Via are trying different approaches to comply with New York City's new cruising time limit. 

New York City

Opinion

How to make NYC safe from cars

New York City is in the midst of a battle for its roads, and only by building new infrastructure and shifting the logic of our transportation planning will New York City be made truly safe for bikers and pedestrians, writes Eric Goldwyn, a research scholar at New York University’s Marron Institute.

New York City

Policy

The subway’s new contactless payment system begins slow rollout Friday

The OMNY system – short for “One Metro New York” – will allow riders to hold a phone or contactless card up to an electronic reader to pay with the help of a technology called “near-field communication,” rather than swiping a MetroCard. The One Metro New York system will allow riders use a phone or contactless card, rather than swipe a MetroCard.

New York City

Policy

E-bike pilot revs up for summer

Lime began adding 200 new pedal-assist dockless bikes to its current fleet in the Rockaways over Memorial Day Weekend.

New York City

Policy

Ride-hail still lags on accessibility

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest suggests various app-based ride-hail companies operating in New York aren’t doing much to make things accessible.

New York City

Policy

Disabled riders face scarcity of accessible vehicles

The ride-hail company Lyft’s lawsuit in Westchester arguing it should not have to serve disabled customers, has renewed concerns about the availability of accessible vehicles. Here’s the status of taxi and ride-hail app accessibility throughout the state.

New York City

Policy

MTA scare tactics spark privacy concerns

According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, facial recognition technology is not at work in New York City’s subways.

New York City

Policy

DOT takes on city’s wireless shutdown

A Y2K-like bug that caused the New York City Wireless Network to shut down over the weekend has prompted an onslaught of criticism against the city and its Department of Information Technology.

New York City

Policy

The professional driver mental health crisis

Taxi drivers and drivers working for app-based ride-hailing companies, such as Lyft and Uber, are suffering from poor mental health.

New York City

Policy

New e-bike fleet draws questions

Citi Bike announced late last week that it would be expanding its fleet of e-bikes to include 4,000 new pedal-assist bikes.

congestion pricing

Policy

De Blasio endorsed congestion pricing. Now what?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio are finally aligned on congestion pricing, but a few unanswered questions remain for congestion pricing’s future.

Andrew Cuomo

Policy

How Polly Trottenberg is improving transportation in NYC

Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg discusses bus funding, the NYPD targeting bicyclists but neglected to discuss her feelings about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's public callouts.

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