Transportation

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.

MTA

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.

Policy

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

Transportation

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.

Power List

The 2022 Transportation Power 100

The officials and experts determining how New Yorkers get around.

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.

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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.

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.