Opinion: Labor and the MTA must work together to improve the nation's largest transit system
With the TWU 100’s contract expired, there’s an opportunity for both sides to work together to improve service for New Yorkers
What New York City bus routes should be free? City & State readers pick popular crosstown buses
The MTA is going to pilot a free bus route in every borough, but they haven’t said which routes will be selected.
Take the ‘Which buses should be free’ poll
City & State wants to know where readers want free bus routes under a new MTA pilot program.
Editor’s note: New LIRR concourse at Penn Station offers preview of what’s to come
The $700 million completed section of the transit hub has been welcomed by commuters.
Heard Around Town
Schumer backs bipartisan rail safety legislation during stop in Syracuse
The senate majority leader announced his support for the measure on Monday, a month after a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, released toxic chemicals into the area.
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.
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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.
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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.