Recent Articles

As Subway Ridership Soars, So Do Delays

By almost every standard the MTA uses to measure subway performance, the system is struggling to keep pace.

C Train Service: "Relatively Reliable"

The MTA's long-awaited full-line review of the A and C is out. The verdict? There are "opportunities for improvement."

Port Authority Approves Subsidies for Murdoch

Here's the thinking: to make money, sometimes you have to spend money. Which is why the agency is approving subsidies to two multi-billion dollar corporations.

Outgoing NJ Transit Head Leaves Agency Amidst Praise, Fears

The head of New Jersey Transit made her final appearance at an agency board meeting today, where she received a warm — but anxious — sendoff.

Senators Say Highway Bill Keeps Gateway 'On the Rails'

The federal transportation bill gives the region several tools to dig a new train tunnel under the Hudson River.

The Priciest Crossings in the Country Just Got Pricier

Here's the good news for drivers: that was the last of five annual Port Authority toll hikes that took effect Sunday.   

Amtrak Could Be the Real Winner in the Federal Transportation Bill

Local politicians hailed the bill as "tremendous news" for New Yorkers. But it's the Northeast Corridor that could experience the most transformation.

There Have Been 38,000 Hit-and-Runs in New York City This Year

A routine New York City Council Transportation Committee hearing turned up a staggering statistic: tens of thousands of drivers flee crashes each year.

Nazi Subway Ads Pulled After Uproar

If there's no such thing as bad publicity, then the new Amazon TV series 'Man in the High Castle' got a boost even though its ad campaign aborted early.

Port Authority Chief to Leave Agency

Patrick Foye, who has led the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey through some of its most turbulent times (read: Bridgegate), will be stepping down within the next few months.

Uber is Costing the MTA Millions of Dollars a Year. (But That's a Pittance.)

Every cab ride in New York City charges a 50-cent fee dedicated to the city's transit system. But ride-hailing services like Uber don't pay that. And that has the MTA worried.

These Seven Things Spell Bad News for NJ Transit

NJ Transit is experiencing an annus horribilis.  It hiked fares to close a budget gap. It's losing talent. And the future doesn't look much better.

Will Next Generation of MTA Buses Reduce Blind Spot?

The MTA wants to spend tens of millions of dollars on new buses. But the city's transportation commissioner wants to make sure they do a better job of avoiding pedestrians.

Feds Chip in Other Half for New Train Tunnel Under Hudson

Washington and the Port Authority make a deal on who's paying what for the new Gateway Tunnel, and how they will share in making decisions.  

No Exit: What Closed Subway Entrances Have to Do with Delays and Crowding

Low ridership and high crime led the city's transit system to close dozens of subway entrances decades ago. But those decisions are causing problems now. 

No Exit: What Closed Subway Entrances Have to Do with Delays and Crowding

Low ridership and high crime led the city's transit system to close dozens of subway entrances decades ago. But those decisions are causing problems now. 

Yes, We Can Stop Manspreading

As part of an annual design competition, local teams of designers and engineers build sculptures out of cans of food. This year, the MTA's entry is a sly nod to subway etiquette.

Hear What's Missing at the Port Authority Bus Terminal

A 32-year-old audio-kinetic sculpture that once provided some whimsy in the otherwise dismal bus terminal is gone.

To Get to the East Side, MTA Goes 140 Feet Down

A massive — if also very expensive — solution to one of New York City's commuting connundrums is taking shape in a cavern deep under East Midtown. 

Shrink the Second Avenue Subway? Not so Fast, Say Mayor and Lawmakers

Mayor de Blasio and about a dozen city and state lawmakers say the MTA should restore $1 billion to the long-delayed subway line.