MTA Rolls Out New Electric Buses For 3-Year Pilot Program

NY Curbed reports that he MTA is gearing up to modernize its bus fleet and has launched a three-year pilot to test out 10 all-electric buses that not only reduce emissions, but also enhance customer experience by offering modern conveniences like Wi-Fi and USB ports. Continue Reading →

Major Announcement On Safety Bollards By Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez

By Ydanis Rodriguez

Today, January 2, 2018, the Administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council announced a plan to bring permanent perimeter barriers, or “safety bollards”, to high-profile sites and to create a process to simplify their design and construction. Continue Reading →

Alternate Side Parking Suspension From Harlem To Hollis

The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, announced that Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be suspended Saturday, December 30, 2017, to facilitate snow removal. Continue Reading →

MTA Board Approves Contract For Metro-North Station Enhancements From Harlem To The Hudson

Railway Age reports that Metro-North Railroad’s White Plains, Harlem-125th Street, Crestwood, Port Chester and Riverdale stations will undergo enhancement work as part of MTA’s Enhanced Stations Initiative. Continue Reading →

Join The Candlelight Vigil Tonight For Harlem’s DJ Jinx Paul Guerrero

TONIGHT Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, at 6:00pm, NYC Councilmanwill join Radio Personalities, Elected Officials, Community Leaders, among others for a candlelight vigil in honor of DJ Jinx Paul, and all the fatal hit and run victims in New York City. Continue Reading →

Metro-North To Impose Alcohol Ban For Weekend SantaCon Event

To maintain orderly travel and safe station and terminal operations during this weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad trains and in stations from noon on Saturday, December 9, through noon on Sunday, December 10.

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MTA Should Only Focus On Maintenance, Repair And The Signal System

Today November 30th, 2017, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation, proposed measures to improve service delivery by the MTA. Continue Reading →

New York Transit Museum’s Vintage Subway Trains Return For The Holidays

Curbed reports that as has the holiday season approaches, the New York Transit Museum is once again collaborating with the MTA to offer subway rides on its vintage fleet of subway cars. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez And Others Praise NYPD And DA’s Office On Harlem Hit And Run

Today, NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and others gave a press conference to praise the great work of the NYPD and the Brooklyn DA’s Office that led the driver who killed beloved DJ Jean Paul Guerrero. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez And Others Advocates Call For The Immediate Installation Of Safety Bollards

Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Members Corey Johnson, Jumaane Williams, Margaret Chin, elected officials, and transportation advocates call on the City of New York to install pedestrian safety bollards. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announce To Expand Select Bus Service From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that New York City would dramatically expand Select Bus Service (SBS), pursuing upgrades on more than 21 new routes over the next ten years, reaching a half-million more bus riders each day. Continue Reading →

Council Members Rosenthal And Rodriguez Call For Independent Study Of MTA Costs

Council Members Helen Rosenthal, Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez and other elected officials and advocacy organizations gathered today on the steps of City Hall to call for the creation of an independent commission to study cost reform at the MTA. Continue Reading →

Governor Cuomo Announces ‘Fix NYC’ MTA Woes Panel From Harlem To Hollis

On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he has assembled a 16-person “Fix New York City” panel that will come up with solutions to the city’s gridlock problems and also bring more money to the MTA, reports the New York Daily News. Continue Reading →