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Five Open Questions about the Deal on the MTA Capital Plan

After months of haggling, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio say they're on the same page — but there still are a lot of blanks to be filled in.

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Explainer: What are the Transit Funding "Raids" Holding Up the MTA Budget Deal?

Mayor de Blasio says he won't spend more city money on the MTA until the governor promises not to divert it. Cuomo calls that concern "a joke." Who's right?

Unfunded MTA Capital Program Now Legal Fodder

Two people hurt in a subway derailment last month are blaming the city and the MTA for their injuries. It's the latest — and most novel — wrinkle in the MTA's ongoing funding impasse.

New York's Bus Terminal: Overcrowded, Fragile and Largely Ignored

Buses move more people into the city from New Jersey each morning than NJ Transit trains do. But they don't have any good place to drop them off.

A Stronger Transit System Will Greet Joaquin, but It's Not Storm-Proof

Sandy taught New York's MTA and New Jersey Transit a costly lesson, but both agencies say they're in better shape now to weather a storm.

Your Guide to Getting Around During the Pope's Visit

The subways will be running — but bus service is impacted. The list of NYC street closures is four pages long. And driving into Manhattan? Find another way in. We'll show you how.

MTA to City: Pay Up, or Else

At an otherwise sleepy committee meeting, the MTA's chief threatened to cut funding for transit projects in NYC because Mayor de Blasio hasn't committed enough money to the agency.

Higher Prices + Tough Winter = Fewer Members for Citi Bike

Bike sharing was supposed to transform the way New Yorkers got around, but its first two years have been bumpy. Will the third be better? 

Agony, Ecstasy and Art on Display at New 7 Train Opening

The new subway station opened Sunday to much fanfare, but the celebratory atmosphere couldn't entirely disguise some ongoing tension over the MTA's capital funds.

New Football Stadium? No. New Neighborhood? Sort of. New Subway Station? Yes.

The long-sought dream of the Bloomberg administration to develop Manhattan's Far West Side takes a big step forward this weekend.

We Get to Keep Our C Train Cars for Seven More Years

When we last checked in with the R32s — the oldest subway cars in the MTA system — the agency said they'd be replaced in 2017. But now it looks like you'll be riding them until 2022.

Taxi Driver Could Pay $25,000 for Refusing Black Passenger

A case filed by the city's Commission on Human Rights claims the driver told a black woman he was off-duty and proceeded to pick up two white women. 

Cuomo Says He Doesn't Control the MTA

Speaking Wednesday, Governor Cuomo said the real beneficiary of the MTA's capital plan is the NYC region, not the whole state.

Port Authority Cool to New Hudson Tunnel Talks

The agency meant to foster regional cooperation says it needs more information if discussions "are to be fruitful."

The Octogenarian Electric Cables That Screwed Up This Week's Commute

Following four days of NJ Transit misery this week, the head of Amtrak came to New York Friday to see first-hand what the problems are.

De Blasio Opens Door to Congestion Pricing; Cuomo Slams It Shut

The de Blasio administration has avoided taking a position on the latest iteration of a congestion pricing plan — until now. But the governor was quick to react.

To Fight City Hall, Uber Plays to Race

Uber and the de Blasio administration seemed to be nearing a compromise on capping Uber's growth. Then the app-based service released ads suggesting the cap would hurt non-white people.

Despite Last-Minute Pleas, NJ Transit Votes to Raise Fares

As expected, the New Jersey Transit board voted to raise fares by nine percent, as well as cut some service. But that didn't stop members of the public from urging a different course.

NJ Transit Fare Hikes Don't Run on a Schedule

On Wednesday, New Jersey Transit's board is likely to approve the agency's first fare hike in five years. When will there be another one? There's no way to predict.

See Every New Citi Bike Headed to the Upper East and West Sides

Two of Manhattan's most densely populated neighborhoods are getting finally getting Citi Bike stations.

Sandy-Damaged Subway Tunnel Begins 40 Weekends of Rehab

Insiders call it the 'Cranberry Tube.' But it got pretty unappetizing during the storm.