Opinion: Reimagining paratransit requires federal leadership and funding
While New York City and state can leverage their collective dollars to improve this service, the fed should also pay and provide oversight to ensure quality into the 21st century.
Ask the Experts
Ask the experts: Is Hochul’s plan enough to fix the MTA’s financial problems?
They thought the proposal was a good start but highlighted other areas that need to be addressed.
Editor’s note: Grand Central Madison may be a ‘boondoggle,’ but it’s worth it
The station expansion that brought the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central was done with style and vision for the region’s future.
Editor’s Note: Interborough Express comes up short
The $5.5 billion light rail service proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul leaves out the Bronx, where residents need the additional service just as much as New Yorkers in Brooklyn and Queens.
Heard Around Town
Proponents for a better Penn Station redevelopment push for unified approach
A panel of transportation, infrastructure and planning experts said an effort to improve on Gov. Kathy Hochul’s much criticized plan for the transportation hub will require coming together at the local, state and federal levels.
Editor’s note: On Penn Station, it’s time to dream big again
New York has never had a problem constructing both public and private development projects on a massive scale to last the ages.
New York City
MTA spending $1 million a month for private security guards amid crackdown on fare evasion in subway system
Stopping turnstile jumpers while addressing safety is slowly paying off, New York City Transit and police leaders testified before a joint hearing of the City Council transportation and public safety committees Monday.
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.
Future of New York City transit network topic of City & State’s 2022 Transportation Summit
Key issues discussed at the event included technology, safety and the push towards electrification
NYC’s public spaces are becoming increasingly hostile toward homeless people
Limited seating, or a lack of it, in places like Moynihan Train Hall, don’t make the city’s affordability problem go away.
The 2022 Transportation Power 100
The officials and experts determining how New Yorkers get around.
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.
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.
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.
Five things to know about new NYC Transit President Richard Davey
The advisor at the Boston Consulting Group will take over on May 2.
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.
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.
FAQ on the MTA’s $6 billion federal grant
The payout is being called the “largest federal grant in transit history.”