Andy Byford

Amtrak Acela Express train passing through Harrison station in Newark, New Jersey

‘Train Daddy’ Andy Byford to Oversee Amtrak’s High-Speed Rail Efforts

Byford, who formerly ran NYC Transit and Transport for London, could bring renewed vigor to the agency’s plans to expand regional rail in the United States.

March 28, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

A sign for the Elizabeth Line, a subway route in London, at the Liverpool Street Station

$22 Billion Elizabeth Line Finally Opens in London, With the Queen in Attendance

May 17, 2022 was a big day for transit in London.

May 18, 2022 - The New York Times

New York Subway Coronvairus

Profiling NYC Transit's New President—Starting the Job Just Days Before a Global Crisis

Sarah Feinberg took over as the interim president of New York City Transit on March 2, 2020. In May 2020, Feinberg rides the subway to a deserted office to begin the work of bringing public transit back from an unprecedented crisis.

May 27, 2020 - Intelligencer - New York Magazine

New York MTA

Interview With the Interim President of New York City Transit

The Andy Byford era is over, and an interim president by the name of Sarah Feinberg is running the New York MTA's buses and trains.

March 4, 2020 - Gothamist

New York City Transit Authority

Breaking News: Leadership Change at New York MTA

Andy Byford has resigned as president of the New York City Transit Authority, after building a track record that includes ridership and service improvements on the troubled MTA subway system.

January 23, 2020 - Politico

New York MTA

New York MTA Reports Service, Ridership Improvements

Capital investments are paying off in increased ridership, according to new data from the New York MTA.

October 23, 2019 - Curbed New York

New York Subway Stairs

$5.5 Billion Plan for More Elevators in the N.Y.C. Subway

The city’s subway system is lagging in station accessibility, but the MTA has a plan to add elevators to 70 stations.

October 10, 2019 - The New York Times

Subway Platform

Hastily Constructed, Thoroughly Opposed: MTA Restructuring Plan Still Approved

The MTA board approved a new restructuring plan despite not hearing any words of support from the public.

July 25, 2019 - Politico

New York Subway

Speed Limits Increase for New York Trains

Brooklyn N and R trains can now move at faster top speeds, but only when there aren’t stopped trains ahead.

December 20, 2018 - The New York Times

Brooklyn, New York

Single-Occupant Vehicles Banned on Williamsburg Bridge During L Train Closure

Solo commuters crossing from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the Williamsburg Bridge are in for a rude awakening on April 27 when the L Train closes. To accommodate more buses and bikes on the 115-year old bridge, cars will need at least 3 people.

November 27, 2018 - The New York Times

Transit Fail

New York MTA Threatens Service Cuts, Increased Fares

A New York transit advocate says the MTA is entering a "death spiral" of reduced service and higher fares that will lead to fewer riders and then additional reduced service and higher fares.

November 26, 2018 - The Guardian

New York Public Transit

Subway Rescue Plan Wins New York Times Editorial Board Support

An editorial by the New York Times puts the onus for implementing the so-called Fast Forward plan on New York's political leadership.

June 5, 2018 - The New York Times

New York Subway

Breaking News: $19 Billion MTA Repair Program Proposed

A sweeping new subway improvement plan is on the table in New York City. The "Fast Forward" plan will modernize the subway's signal system, improve wheelchair accessibility, and "restructure the inner workings of the department."

May 23, 2018 - The New York Times

New York City Winter

Game-Changing 'Bus Action Plan' Announced in New York City

If you're a fan of improved bus service, we have some good news from New York City.

April 23, 2018 - StreetsBlog NYC

New York Bus

Comprehensive Plan Expected in April to Set a New Path for NYC's Buses

Bus transit has been hemorrhaging riders in New York City, and the MTA is readying a plan to address some of the problems.

February 23, 2018 - AM New York

nyc. subway.

New York MTA to Spend $4 Billion for New Subway Cars

Over 1,600 new subway cars may be ordered, a minimum of 200 with open gangways, by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The first 500 will be purchased from the Japanese company, Kawasaki, to be assembled in Yonkers and Lincoln, Nebraska.

January 26, 2018 - The New York Times

Toronto Subway

Toronto Commuters Like Their Open Gangway Subway Trains

The New York Times transit reporter, Emma G. Fitzsimmons, reports from Toronto to see what riders think about their 'open gangway' subway cars. By 2020, New York will receive 750 of these cars that have no doors separating the cars.

August 30, 2016 - The New York Times

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