The New York Times - N.Y. / Region

October 15, 2011, 9am PDT
The federal government approved a streamlined process to expedite the bridge's replacement. Key would be to remove transit plans for the new bridge, thus keeping costs down, but that has raised questions about not providing alternatives to driving.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
August 29, 2011, 11am PDT
While most of the city's 22 subway lines resumed service on a limited schedule on Monday, the region's commuter rail lines didn't fare as well due to fallen trees and flooded tracks affecting some branches of MetroNorth and LIRR.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
August 28, 2011, 9am PDT
In preparation for Hurricane Irene, the MTA is shutting down buses, subways, and commuter rail in the New York City metro area. Transit operated till noon on August 27, then will begin the 8-hour process to store the vehicles and prepare for Irene.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
May 30, 2011, 7am PDT
The NY Times sent an investigative reporter to Bryant Park to test the new city regulation banning smoking in parks and finds non-smoking park-goers incredibly tolerant toward smoking violations while smokers appear compliant with the regulation.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
April 30, 2011, 1pm PDT
New Jersey owes the Feds $271 million for canceling the infamous, $9 billion Hudson River rail tunnel. The state was ordered to pay up in not-so-subtle terms by DOT Secretary LaHood.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
January 30, 2011, 5am PST
Long Island's Nassau County is one of the nation's wealthiest counties, yet its inability to balance its budget (though the county executive claims it's in surplus) is a warning to other counties to get their finances in order before repealing taxes.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
January 23, 2011, 7am PST
Can you talk to a fellow passenger, quietly, in the New Jersey Transit quiet car? On Jan. 3, NJ Transit designated the first and last cars on many peak hour trains 'quiet' - no cell phones and other restrictions, but arguments have erupted.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
November 22, 2010, 5am PST
Details are now just emerging about a proposal from NYC Mayor Bloomberg to further extend the IRT #7 line from the West Side station by a planned, massive new development, Hudson Yards. Cheaper than a commuter rail tunnel, it would serve NJ Transit.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
August 25, 2010, 10am PDT
Not taxis, trucks, or buses as many might have thought. It's left turning motorists -especially if they are men! And you are less likely to get struck if you jaywalk than if you cross with the light, though if you do get hit it will be more serious
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
August 2, 2010, 1pm PDT
Former major league baseball player Maurice Vaughn has made a new new career of buying, then rehabilitating public housing projects. The Times describes Mo's life and transformation as well as that of his six-year-old company, Omni New York LLC.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
July 29, 2010, 5am PDT
The Times chose to investigate claims by transit agencies of high, on-time performance of LIRR, Metro-North, and NJ Transit by doing their own analysis and found major discrepancies. The article also indicates the infrastructure problems responsible.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
July 13, 2010, 12pm PDT
The local environmental justice movement to remove a short, recently renovated Bronx expressway has taken on national prominence. On July 13, NY DOT is expected to release three options that may decide its future, including one to remove it.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 28, 2010, 8am PDT
Private transit in the form of livery vans are now sanctioned as part of a year long pilot pushed by Mayor Bloomberg that will compete with public bus and taxi for areas not well-served by the city's extensive, but hard-hit transit network.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 24, 2010, 10am PDT
The perils of drinking and driving have been well documented - but what of drinking and riding the subway? While the latter only endangers oneself for the most part, crashes can still happen - in this piece, a $2.3 million award was overturned.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 8, 2010, 8am PDT
More changes are coming to Manhattan as auto-space yields to bus-space on First and Second Aves. Will transit users comply with the honor system as boarding will take place from all three doors? The lanes will be 'terra-cotta brown' without barrier.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 2, 2010, 6am PDT
It's the nation's shortest commuter route, less than 3 miles with no intermediary stops. The train composed of two electrified cars, with presidential history in its 145 years. If Princeton University has its way, it will soon be replaced by a bus.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 1, 2010, 7am PDT
It's the nation's shortest commuter route, less than 3 miles with no intermediary stops. The train is composed of two electrified cars, with presidential history in its 145 years. If Princeton University has its way, it will soon be replaced by a bus
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
May 11, 2010, 1pm PDT
It's 1.28 miles long, spans 212 ft. above the Hudson River only 80 miles north of Manhattan, and a state park, no less, officially titled "Walkway Over the Hudson". Initially a railroad bridge that opened in 1888, it closed after a fire in 1974.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
April 1, 2010, 10am PDT
Fortunately for the unrelated roommates, that is, because in NYC the housing code prohibits more than three to live under the same roof. By one estimate, that would make at least 15,000 units illegal. This article looks at several of them.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
March 31, 2010, 12pm PDT
While this article focuses on 'Heavy', the homeless hold-out, it really is a success story of how a popular, urban destination can tackle what many considerable an insurmountable urban problem - homelessness.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region