Transportation

Transportation

Penn Station redo and skyscraper plan may lead to a repeat of past mistakes

Developers’ plans include building 10 new buildings in the area around the transit hub, but it’s unclear how a Hudson Yards-esque expansion would benefit the surrounding neighborhood.

Transportation

With Penn Station’s rebirth in the making, a look at other transit hub rehabs

Here’s how the New York City transit hub’s counterparts around the country delivered after taking on similar redevelopment efforts.

New York City

Congestion pricing’s next obstacle? The exemption debate.

A panel will consider who won’t have to pay the new tolls – an endeavor some members said could be a slippery slope.

Transportation

Gov. Kathy Hochul opens application period for Penn Station redesign proposals

As the governor announced the request for proposals on Thursday, preservationists and community organizations reiterated concerns about destruction of the surrounding neighborhood.

Transportation

Amid rising traffic deaths, NYC officials amplify ‘home rule’ push

Lawmakers and advocates say new data showing more traffic deaths last month than during any February since 2008 underscores the need for city control of traffic cameras.

Policy

What the MTA has and hasn’t done to make the subways safer

After Michelle Go’s death, calls for new rider protections have become more urgent.

Transportation

FAQ on the MTA’s $6 billion federal grant

The payout is being called the “largest federal grant in transit history.”

Transportation

MTA officials said balancing the budget could require fare hikes next year

A new financial forecast predicts ugly choices ahead for an agency struggling to get through the pandemic.

Transportation

Transit advocates call on MTA to nix proposed 2023 service cuts

New York secured $11 billion in federal aid this week, after reaching an agreement with New Jersey and Connecticut to divide approximately $14 billion in COVID relief money.

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New York City

Taxi drivers’ hunger strike hits its seventh day

A group of protesters hope the action will force a new plan from City Hall to help them pay off what they owe on medallion loans.

Transportation

We watched 18 hours of congestion pricing hearings so you don’t have to

Public speakers had concerns about charging too much, but much public testimony landed in the tolling program’s favor.

Transportation

NYC and taxi drivers have very different ideas for how to tackle medallion debt

The city is sticking with its grant program despite scathing criticism from taxi drivers who say it’s not nearly enough to give them relief.

Transportation

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

The mad dash for a new MTA leader

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

Transportation

Why can’t Cuomo's DOT get along with Native American tribes?

The state government, especially the Department of Transportation, keeps clashing with Indigenous New Yorkers.

Transportation

5 things to know about Janno Lieber

The MTA’s new acting chief has a long history in capital development.