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MTA Security Program Almost $300 Million Over Budget, Years Overdue

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Improvements to security at the MTA will cost hundreds of millions more than originally planned, and won't be done until 2017. 

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Transportation Nation

Ghost Train No More: G Train Service Increases in NYC

Monday, June 09, 2014

One of NYC's fastest-growing subway lines just got a service bump: the MTA is now running G trains every eight minutes. 

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Transportation Nation

MTA Drivers Are Training to Avoid Collisions — But Is It Working?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

WNYC

The MTA's new hires start with a 10-day training period behind the wheel with an instructor. After that, trainees spend four weeks driving an actual route with an experienced driver watching over them. Is it enough?

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Transportation Nation

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: MTA Bands Peregrine Falcon Chicks

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Springtime is hatchling time, and in keeping with a 31-year effort, New York's MTA banded the peregrine falcon chicks that nest atop three of its bridges.

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Transportation Nation

Select Bus Service Comes to 125th Street — Sort of

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The busy corridor is now home to the city's seventh Select Bus Service route. But only part of the street got a painted bus-only lane.

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Transportation Nation

Massimo Vignelli, Designer of Iconic NYC Subway Map, Dies

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

His version — colorful lines against a white background, only a nod to geography — was in use for much of the 1970s and lives on in the MTA's Weekender map.

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Transportation Nation

Federal Mediators Side With LIRR Unions, Not MTA

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The mediation is nonbinding, but it potentially brings the nation's largest commuter railroad one step closer to a strike as early as July.

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Transportation Nation

NYC Transit Workers Approve Contract

Monday, May 19, 2014

After two years of negotiations, the city's largest transit system and its largest union look to have finally settled a protracted contract dispute.

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Transportation Nation

Life is About to Get a Little Better for L Train Riders

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WNYC

The MTA plans to add dozens of train trips to the L and M subway lines this fall, primarily because of explosive growth in the parts of North Brooklyn served by the lines.

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WNYC News

Vying for a Busking Spot Underground

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A ragtime xylophone player, a Buddy Holly tribute band and an eight-piece international ska/reggae/roots group are just a few of the 60 performers vying for a coveted spot playing in the MTA's Music Under New York Program.

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Transportation Nation

Governor Cuomo Wants Post-Sandy 'Reinvention' of NYC Transit

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

WNYC

With the MTA's next long-range capital plan due in September, Governor Cuomo has weighed in to say it should focus heavily on coping with one factor: "a changing climate."

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Transportation Nation

NYC Subway Service is Either 'Deteriorating' — Or Not

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

MTA subway service alerts have jumped 35 percent between 2011 and 2013. But what that actually means is open to debate.

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WNYC Newscast

Subway Service Returns After Friday Derailment

Monday, May 05, 2014

The MTA says normal service was resuming on the E, F, M and R lines for the morning rush hour following last week's derailment.

The agency says all of the subway cars that derailed in a Queens tunnel on Friday were removed from the tracks over the weekend. The ...

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Transportation Nation

Photos: The Second Avenue Subway, Under Construction

Friday, May 02, 2014

The first leg of the the Second Avenue Subway is on track to open in less than one thousand days. It's two-thirds of the way done. See for yourself, inside.

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Transportation Nation

Subway Derailment in Queens Injures 19

Friday, May 02, 2014

The derailment happened around 10:30 a.m. in a tunnel near the 65th Street Station in Woodside. The MTA says the middle six cars of the train left the track.

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Transportation Nation

Longtime Long Island Rail Road President Replaced

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Newsday didn't mince words: Helena Williams was fired.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Preparing LIRR Strike Contingency Plans

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The MTA is planning to put bus service in place if Long Island Rail Road workers strike as threatened this summer. But not every MTA board member thinks that's a good idea.

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Transportation Nation

MTA, LIRR Meeting With White House Mediators This Week

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

There's an offer on the table in the labor dispute between New York's MTA and the Long Island Rail Road workers unions.

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Transportation Nation

Labor Deal for Bus and Subway Workers

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WNYC

After two years of occasionally rancorous negotiations, the MTA and the union representing 34,000 transit workers have announced a tentative deal to give the rank-and-file 2 percent raises in each of the next three years. That's on top of a retroactive 1 percent raise that covers the last two years.

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WNYC News

MTA Warns Riders: Beware of Skimmers!

Friday, April 11, 2014

The MTA is putting riders on alert after a customer discovered a skimming device at a MetroCard vending machine at the 59th St/Columbus Circle station. So if you swiped your card at the station anytime in the past couple of days, you should check your bill.

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