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

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

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

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.

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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.

Power List

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.