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MTA Wants to Help Subway Riders Find Their Way Above Ground

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WNYC

The neighborhood maps the MTA places in subway stations are getting a major reboot.

 

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WQXR Blog

NYC Subway Performers: We're Being Over-Policed

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Acrobats, dancers and musicians who perform in New York City's subway system are decrying what they say is heavy-handed policing.

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WNYC News

MTA Says it Exterminated Subway Bedbugs

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Ahhhhhhh.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rayquan Perez of 2Live Describes the Life of a Subway Dancer

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Love them? Hate them? Don't understand how they do back flips on a moving train? Amid a crackdown on subway dancers, we talk to one who says he isn't going anywhere.

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Transportation Nation

In Ranking Subways, the #7 Is Number One

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

According to the annual State of the Subways poll, that dubious honor goes to the #2 train, which had longer-than-average waits between trains and more frequent breakdowns. And did we mention crowding?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What They're Gonna Do About the MTA

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The MTA has set up a Transportation Reinvention Commission, an advisory board on how the system can deal with growing ridership, climate change, and other challenges. Ray LaHood, former U.S. transportation secretary and now co-chair of the MTA's Reinvention Commission, talks about how they're taking public comment and what comes next.

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Transportation Nation

Pushing for Pre-Tax Transit for More People

Sunday, July 27, 2014

WNYC

Transit advocates posed the question to commuters: what would you do with $443 a year in savings on your MetroCard?

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Transportation Nation

G Train Shutting Down Between Brooklyn and Queens For 5 Weeks

Friday, July 25, 2014

The MTA says the shutdown, beginning Friday night, is necessary so the agency can make repairs to tunnels that were flooded by Sandy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Would You Spend the MTA's Budget?

Friday, July 25, 2014

The MTA planning committee is meeting now to decide their spending priorities -- so how would you spend the MTA's capital improvement budget? Also -- how was today's lousy commute, with the L train down and other troubles?

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Transportation Nation

Strike Averted: MTA, LIRR Agree to Tentative Deal

Thursday, July 17, 2014

After several rounds of contentious negotiations, New York's governor has announced a tentative contract deal between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers, who were days away from walking off the job.

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Transportation Nation

Queens Commuters Bracing for LIRR Strike, Too

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s not just Nassau County residents who would be hit by a Long Island Rail Road strike. Queens commuters can expect crowded buses, extra wait times and even lines at the subway, according to the MTA.

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Transportation Nation

MTA, LIRR Unions Back at Bargaining Table

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Following a call from New York's governor, the MTA and unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers resume negotiations Wednesday afternoon. Without a settlement, 5,400 workers will walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

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Transportation Nation

Talks Collapse Between MTA and Long Island Rail Road Workers

Monday, July 14, 2014

With just six days to go before a possible walkout that could shut down the Long Island Rail Road, talks between LIRR workers and the MTA broke down.

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Transportation Nation

MTA: "We're Ready" to Face a LIRR Strike

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shuttle buses, park and rides, and new ferry service will be put into place if Long Island Rail Road workers walk off the job on July 20 — the earliest date workers can legally strike.

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Transportation Nation

No Deal Yet Between MTA and LIRR Workers

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Federal mediators failed to produce a deal between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers — and the transit agency's chief is heading to Washington D.C. to ask Congress whether it will intervene.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

LIRR Contract Negotiations

Monday, June 30, 2014

Pete Donohue, transportation reporter for The New York Daily News, provides the latest updates on the talks between the MTA and the LIRR unions, with the threat of a strike as early as July 20.

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WNYC News

City Council Funds New Countdown Clocks for Buses

Monday, June 30, 2014

Transit advocates are praising members of the New York City Council for allocating almost $2.8 million dollars in the budget that was just approved for countdown clocks at bus stops.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Bus Service Changes Sunday

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Four years after the MTA slashed service on dozens of bus routes to close a budget gap, some of it is on the comeback trail. Here's what's new, what's returned, and what's being extended.

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Transportation Nation

Meet the MTA's Reinvention Committee

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A former U.S. DOT secretary will be co-chairing a group tasked with preparing New York City's transit system for the ravages of climate change — and the city's changing demographics.

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Transportation Nation

LIRR Unions: MTA's Latest Offer "Grandstanding;" May Skip Talks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The MTA says its latest offer to the unions represents "the next level." But union leaders are angry the MTA unveiled the offer to the media — and are threatening to skip Friday's scheduled bargaining session.

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