MTA’s Folding Seats On NYC Subway Roll Out Soon

NY Curbed reports that the flip-up seats on the L train have arrived. It might still be a few days (or weeks) before you actually see them on your commute, but the New York Post spotted the newly-fitted train cars at an MTA rail yard on Wednesday. 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 →

In Goal To Phase Out MetroCard MTA Tests Mobile Ticketing From Harlem To Hollis

NY Curbed reports that the MTA has launched a new payment pilot program that may see the MetroCard go the way of the subway token. 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 →

Mass Transit Disruption In Harlem

Notify NYC reports that MTA reports due to debris on the tracks, there are service changes and delays on the 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains.   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 →

MTA’s Subway Repairs Could Mean More Overnight Service Shutdowns

NY Curbed reports that as the MTA prepares to implement an $836 million action plan to fix the crumbling subway system, the agency’s chairman, Joe Lhota, told riders to prepare for more overnight repairs—and thus, more disruptions to nighttime service. Continue Reading →

MTA Subway Stations From Harlem To Hollis Could Be Renamed After Estée Lauder, MasterCard, And More

Dozens of MTA subway stations could soon share names with corporate sponsors under a new “adopt-a-station” program Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday.

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The Money For The MTA’s Subway Crisis Plan Is In Governor Cuomo’s Budget

In an e-mail from the Mayor’s Press Office, stated:

This morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo asked New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis , Queens to put money into the MTA’s new plan to fix the subways. Continue Reading →

‘Small Number’ Of Littering Summonses Concerning After Harlem Track Fire

Following a track fire that crippled subway service last week, MTA vice chairman Fernando Ferrer is concerned about an apparent lack of enforcement of littering laws. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito, Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, And City Council To Hold MTA Oversight Hearing

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez and the City Council today announced the Council’s Committee on Transportation will convene an oversight hearing to examine the state of the subway system. Continue Reading →

Lhota Asks Riders To Eat Neatly On Subways In Wake Of Harlem Track Fire

The NY Daily News reports MTA chief Joe Lhota is now a food critic — he says to eat carefully on trains or he may ban grub altogether. Continue Reading →

Man Screamed ‘I Want To Die’ Before Touching Third Rail At Harlem Subway Station

A man electrocuted at a Harlem subway station desperately wanted to die and laid on the tracks before the fatal contact with the third rail, police sources said Friday. Continue Reading →