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 →

Person Dies On Subway Tracks At Harlem Station

A person died on Thursday night after being electrocuted by the third rail on the subway tracks at the 125 Street and Lexington Avenue station, police said. Continue Reading →

MTA Brass Above Using Issued Free MetroCards

While many New Yorkers would love to have a free MetroCard, especially in light of the recent commuting chaos they’ve faced, some high-ranking MTA officials get such cards — and barely use them, according to records provided to New York Daily News. Continue Reading →

MTA Derailment Lawsuit Seeks $5 Million For Harlem Woman

A Harlem woman who is suing the MTA after suffering a back injury from Tuesday’s A train derailment said she won’t be going back on a subway anytime soon. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez Responds To Gov Cuomo Announcements on MTA

Following the announcement by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and MTA Chair Joe Lhota that $1 billion in emergency funding from New York State, Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement:

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Derailment Caused By ‘Improperly Secured’ MTA Rail In Harlem

Here’s the latest on a Harlem subway derailment that took place on June 28th, 2017 (all times local): Continue Reading →

Statement By Speaker Mark-Viverito And Rodriguez About MTA Derailment

A statement by Harlem speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez regarding the MTA Derailment effecting A and D trains in and out of Harlem: Continue Reading →