Streams

 

 

Nyc Mta Cuts

Transportation Nation

What's getting cut in NYC: A guide

Friday, June 25, 2010

(Matthew Schuerman, WNYC)  : Beginning Sunday, 38 bus routes will be cut entirely, while another 76 will run shorter routes or shorter hours. Off-peak subway service will be reduced on 11 subway lines starting Sunday, while two others will be eliminated as of Monday. Along with reductions on commuter railroads, the cuts are expected to save the MTA $93 million annually. The MTA is facing a $750 million budget deficit this year. 

The majority of bus routes will remain the same, however, and every subway station will continue be served, though some of them less frequently.

On air, we've used a somewhat vaguer number.  Our count here includes express buses and routes in the MTA Bus Company. Also, we consider a route eliminated when its number is retired, even if service is improved on a neighboring route to pick up some passengers.

MTA TRIP PLANNER WEBSITE is here.

NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT INFORMATION LINE: (6 am- 10 pm) 718-330-1234.  Ask for "customer service" when you get a prompt.

Read More

Comments [8]

Transportation Nation

WNYC: Brooklyn Officials Bristle as MTA Considers Service Cuts

Monday, January 11, 2010

NEW YORK, NY January 11, 2010 —As the MTA considers making deep service cuts to deal with a nearly $400 million budget gap, elected officials from South Brooklyn are pushing back. Bay Ridge councilman Vincent Gentile wants the commuter tax reinstated.

Read the full story.

Read More

Comment

Transportation Nation

WNYC: Bloomberg: MTA Needs New Funding Sources

Thursday, December 17, 2009

NEW YORK, NY December 17, 2009 —The MTA board has approved an austerity plan to close a nearly $400-million funding gap by eliminating the W and Z subway lines, and more than 20 bus routes.

Read the full story.

Read More

Comment

Transportation Nation

WNYC: MTA Expected to Approve More Service Cuts Today

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NEW YORK, NY December 16, 2009 —As Yogi Berra would have said, it's deja vu all over again. Just seven months ago state lawmakers said they had rescued the MTA from a crippling deficit and riders from steep fare hikes and severe service cuts. But Dale Hemmerdinger, who was MTA chairman at the time, warned reporters a few days later it wouldn't be easy.

Listen to full story.

Read More

Comment

Transportation Nation

WNYC: MTA Approves Service Cuts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NEW YORK, NY December 16, 2009 —The board members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have approved service cuts to the city's train and bus systems. The changes, intended to trim the MTA's budget, include cuts to student metrocards, as well as eliminating the W and Z subway lines and two dozen bus routes.

Read the full story.

Read More

Comment

Transportation Nation

WNYC: New MTA Chief Takes Stand on Pay Raises

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NEW YORK, NY October 28, 2009 —New MTA chairman Jay Walder says his agency is right to have appealed an arbitration ruling that gave transit workers a pay raise. In August the Transport Workers Union was granted an 11 percent hike over 3 years, but Walder says the arbitrator didn't follow the Taylor Law, which governs public employees. "The arbitrator is required to make a decision on a specific set of legal criteria. And our legal arguments indicate how the arbitrator had failed to make a decision on the basis of that criteria," Walder said.

Read the full story.

Read More

Comment