MTA Seeks Contractor For First Platform Safety Barriers From Harlem To Hollis

The Daily News reports that the MTA is looking for a contractor to design and build one of the subway’s first platform barriers, which are common in transit systems around the world. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Rodriguez Press Conference Announcing Council Oversight Hearing On The L Train

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation, Council Members Rafael Espinal and Antonio Reynoso joined by Rebecca Bailin, Campaign Manager for Riders Alliance, Joseph Catrufo, …. Continue Reading →

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 →

MTA Will Increase Subway Service To Boost Ridership From Harlem To Hollis

Curbed NY reports that beginning next spring, the MTA will increase the number of trains on the 2, 3, 7, N, W, and Q lines as the agency attempts to boost its declining subway ridership numbers, reports amNewYork. 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 →

Remaining Bridges And Tunnels Toll Booths Removed From Harlem To Hollis

NY Curbed reports that at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning, the last of the MTA’s bridges and tunnels with toll booths began receiving cashless tolling systems, making that portion of the New York Crossing Project complete. Continue Reading →

What, MTA Doubles Fines For Littering, But Does Not Mention Service And Cost

NY Curbed reports that in its latest push to fix the city’s ailing subway system, the MTA has decided to double the fine for litteringthe New York Post reports. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez Opening Statement At Transportation Hearing On MTA Subway Issues

On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez delivered the following opening statement at the NYC Council Transportation Committee hearing on the MTA and its subways. Continue Reading →

de Blasio Proposes “Fair Fix” Tax On Wealthiest To Pay Low Income Fares And More

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled today a progressive City tax proposal aimed at raising as much as $800 million annually for New York City’s deteriorating subway and bus system. Continue Reading →