4 borough presidents want an expansion of Fair Fares

In a letter to Mayor Eric Adams, the officials called for more people to be eligible, including full-time minimum wage workers.


Amid a loud chorus of criticism, Hochul’s congestion pricing reversal supporters speak up

A stream of rallies and op-eds from elected officials have attempted to buttress the governor’s surprise move.


Lander says he’s ready to take legal action to save congestion pricing

At a rally with transportation advocates, the comptroller said he was confident impacted groups, such as New Yorkers with disabilities, have legal standing to sue.

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The bills that passed and failed to pass in the last week of session

Landmark new social media regulations for kids passed the Legislature, but the NY HEAT Act didn’t make it past the finish line.


MTA confirms congestion pricing won’t go into effect on June 30

Lawmakers have not found an alternative source of funding for the MTA, and the agency said it will have to cut programs if the governor doesn’t let congestion pricing go into effect.

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Editor’s note: MTA leadership has a WTF moment over congestion pricing delay

The governor’s rushed decision-making undermines the authority of CEO Janno Lieber and the transit system’s board.

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Hochul’s IOU plan for the MTA may be DOA

Gov. Kathy Hochul wants the state Legislature to pass a bill providing the MTA with an IOU in lieu of congestion pricing revenue, but many lawmakers and advocates oppose it.


Lawmakers hold dueling press conferences on congestion pricing

Some state legislators are concerned about how to fund the MTA, but others are just glad their constituents won’t have to pay more tolls.

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Will the MTA board put the brakes on congestion pricing?

Four members of the MTA board have said that they disagree with Hochul’s decision to suspend congestion pricing, but Hochul seems likely to get her way.

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Hochul says she will delay NYC congestion pricing

Congestion pricing tolls were scheduled to start in Manhattan on June 30.


Congestion pricing is (probably) a month away. Is New York City ready?

Advocates say transit improvements and strong public reporting will make congestion pricing a success, and maybe even win over skeptics. That is, assuming New York acts fast.


The sometimes overlooked tech behind the MTA

From countdown clocks to signal modernization, here’s how the transit system is making much needed improvements.


Cracking down on fare evasion on New York’s subways and buses

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking steps to stem a problem that cost the transit agency $690 million in lost revenue last year.


New York’s major capital plans for commuter rail, subways and buses

Here’s a look at the biggest projects being taken on by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New Jersey Transit and Amtrak.


‘We have to get ridership back:’ An argument for why congestion pricing will happen

In an interview with City & State, Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Janno Lieber discusses why the controversial tolling program will ultimately win over New Yorkers.


Leading New York’s transit improvements and capital projects

An interview with Jamie Torres-Springer, president of MTA Construction and Development