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MTA's Biggest Projects Over Budget and Behind Schedule

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been drawing negative headlines and scrutiny because of recent performance problems, including last Thursday's evening rush hour power failure and last December's fatal derailment. But that's not all.

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Transportation Nation

Federal Funds To Help Sandy-Swamped Subways

Friday, January 24, 2014

WNYC

The MTA's latest pot of Sandy relief and recovery aid comes to $886 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The majority of it — $535 million — will be used to repair flood damage to under-river subway tubes used by the R, G and 7 trains.

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Transportation Nation

Everything You Need to Know for Your Tuesday Evening/Wednesday Morning Commute

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Is the subway running? What do airport delays look like? What about bike share? Your snow transit tracker has the answers you need, below.

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Transportation Nation

New York's Highest Court Upholds MTA's Payroll Tax

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The New York MTA's payroll tax will remain law.

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Transportation Nation

Gov Cuomo Supports New Metro-North Train Line Through Bronx

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

WNYC

Governor Cuomo used his State of the State speech on Wednesday to express support for an MTA plan to send Metro-North trains through neighborhoods in the East Bronx.

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Transportation Nation

New York's MetroCard Turns 20

Monday, January 06, 2014

It's one year away from legal drinking age, but New York's MetroCard won't last much longer.

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Transportation Nation

Your Questions Answered: How to Navigate NYC on New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WNYC

At 3pm today, the NYPD will begin opening the designated viewing areas around Times Square, where a million people are expected to gather for the celebration. Below, we answer questions about how to get around -- and what to expect. Pro tip: before you get to the standing around part, you'll probably be doing a fair amount of walking.

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Exit Interview: Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan

Friday, December 27, 2013

WNYC

The controversial outgoing commissioner of the Department of Transportation—who brought pedestrian plazas and Citibikes to NYC—says before she arrived, the city streets couldn't meet the demands placed on them. 

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WNYC News

Comptroller's Audit Finds Double Dipping at State Agencies

Thursday, December 19, 2013

An audit by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli finds a pattern of state workers double dipping at state agencies and authorities.

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Transportation Nation

These Buses Are Slower Than a Wooden Rowboat

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Two transportation advocacy organization have given out their annual "awards" for slowest and least reliable New York City bus service.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Passes Budget, But Lack of Pay Raises Remains Nagging Issue

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Brooklyn station agent Christine Williams put it in stark terms. "Underground where I work," she said. "There's a storm brewing -- and it's not good."

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Transportation Nation

After Derailment, MTA Struggles To Find Right Mix Of Human Skill + Technology

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WNYC

The MTA is speeding up its plan to install an advanced safety technology on its commuter rail lines. But there's no magic bullet when it comes to preventing train crashes.

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Transportation Nation

MTA: Floodproofing South Ferry Station Will Mean Building On Parkland

Monday, December 16, 2013

WNYC

More than 13 months after Storm Sandy flooded South Ferry subway station with 14 million gallons of contaminated water, the MTA has come up with a plan to repair it. But straphangers shouldn't expect to use the station until late 2016 at the earliest.

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Transportation Nation

"Disorienting" Photos Spruce Up Subway Stop

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WNYC

Straphangers passing through the Bowling Green subway station may be made dizzy by an array of back-lit photos that look straight down on Manhattan intersections.

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Transportation Nation

Fed RR Administration: Metro-North Must Comply With Emergency Order; Cuomo Responds

Friday, December 06, 2013

The Federal Railroad Administration of the Department of Transportation announced an emergency order Friday requiring Metro-North to control passenger train speeds.

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Transportation Nation

Feds Say Metro-North Safety Record 'Unacceptable'

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

UPDATED. The U.S. Department of Transportations's Joseph Szabo sent a letter to the MTA Tuesday that said "four serious accidents in less than seven months is simply unacceptable" and expressed "serious concerns" after Sunday's derailment in the Bronx.

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WNYC News

Governor Cuomo, in Full Disaster Mode, Seeks Press

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

WNYC

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not Gov. Chris Christie. Cuomo does not regularly do national television interviews like "Meet the Press." He does not regularly out-wit reporters to a draw. He does not seek — and seek, and seek — the national glare. But there are exceptions: during disasters the magnitude of storms Sandy or Irene, and now Metro-North, he'll do things like pick up the phone and call Brian Lehrer.

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Transportation Nation

Metro-North Service to Resume, Mostly, Wednesday

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Metro-North Railroad will resume more than 98 percent of its regular Hudson Line service in time for Wednesday morning’s commute following Sunday's massive derailment. According to Governor Cuomo, the railroad was able to clear debris, begin rebuilding tracks and restore one of the three tracks in the area that was not significantly damaged in the accident.

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Metro-North Riders: Here's What You Need to Know

Sunday, December 01, 2013

WNYC

In the wake of Sunday's derailment, trains on the Hudson Line won't be running normally. The MTA is advising passengers to telecommute on Monday -- but if that's just not possible, expect delays...and shuttle buses.

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WNYC News

Metro-North Crash Raises Questions about Speed, Curve, Maintenance

Sunday, December 01, 2013

National Transportation Safety Board Earl Weener gave a press conference late on Sunday afternoon, saying that the investigation into what caused the train derailment that killed four and injured 63 on Sunday morning is just beginning. He said that NTSB investigative teams expect to be on the scene of the accident for the next week to 10 days.

 

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