Transit advocates in New York Monday urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that aims to prevent MTA funds from being raided to plug budget holes.
The legislation would require a "diversion impact statement" whenever lawmakers and governors use funding dedicated for transit elsewhere. Cuomo diverted $20 million from transit last year, while $260 million was taken in the 2010-2011... » more
The D train in the Bronx will have overnight service suspended this week under the MTA's Fast Track repair program.
From 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Friday, there will be no D train between 205th Street and 161st St.-Yankee Stadium. Also, Brooklyn-bound D trains skip 155th Street in Manhattan.
Riders can take the nearby No. 4 train to replace service on the D line.... » more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and federal officials saw the future of subway flood prevention Tuesday during the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.
Flood-prevention devices such as stronger walls, an inflatable bladder and station entrance covers are some of the options as the agency seeks to keep water from entering the subway system from about 600 points.
"During Hurricane Sandy, the largest... » more
Rockaways and Bay Ridge residents who went without train service after Superstorm Sandy will get a free trip Tuesday in honor of the storm's anniversary.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered free fare all day for the 30,000 daily A-train riders who enter between Howard Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula and the 65,000 daily R train riders in Brooklyn.
Gene Russianoff, a transit advocate at the Straphangers... » more
A year after Superstorm Sandy tore through New York City, the full extent of its damage on the subway system is still being assessed by the MTA, with plans to safeguard the system against future storms to potentially last beyond 2016.
"This is a multiyear, multiphase process in order to really start preparing for these types of storms moving forward," said Veronica Vanterpool, executive... » more
The MetroCard got a promotional redesign Thursday with the famous I Love NY logo to promote tourism in neighborhoods still rebuilding from superstorm Sandy.
Starting next Tuesday, there will be 300,000 of these MetroCards issued as part of the state-funded "Come See the Comeback" tourism campaign. There are six commemorative designs on the MetroCards, each with a message on the back... » more
Straphangers saved the life of a man in a wheelchair Tuesday evening when he rolled onto the subway tracks at the Lexington Avenue and 59th Street station, the MTA said.
Riders waiting on the platform for a southbound No. 4 train were able to flag down the conductor, who slammed the emergency brake before the train could hit the fallen man, according to an MTA spokeswoman.
With the tracks... » more
A man was struck by a train in Penn Station Wednesday morning causing delays on the Eighth Avenue lines, cops said.
The victim was breathing and awake following the 11:09 a.m. incident where he was struck by a northbound C train at the Penn Station stop, according to police.
Witnesses claimed the unidentified victim jumped in front of the train as it approached the station, cops said.... » more
New York’s effort to bolster tourism throughout the state will get help from the MTA.
The Grand Central-Times Square shuttle got the full “I Love NY” advertising treatment, with interior and full exterior ads, MTA and state tourism officials unveiled Monday.
The fall and winter tourism campaign will focus on attracting visitors to the areas outside the city that Long Island Rail Road... » more
A woman Monday survived a jump from a moving No. 6 train in Harlem, disrupting service for more than two hours, officials said.
The unidentified woman hopped off the northbound train while standing between cars north of 125th Street shortly before 12:20 p.m.
"It looked like an apparent suicide attempt," said a police spokesman.
She was taken to Harlem Hospital Center with injuries... » more