Metropolitan Transportation Authority

New York MTA subway station

Off-Peak is the New On-Peak

Public transit systems in major U.S. cities are starting to focus on non-rush hour travelers as pre-pandemic commuting patterns shift and transportation needs change.

May 19, 2023 - Curbed

Man walking away past glass elevator in brightly lit New York City subway station corridor

New York Post-Pandemic First: Big Transit Service Changes

More service on the weekends, less on Monday and Friday, reflects the patterns of post-pandemic transit ridership.

December 22, 2022 - Gothamist

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MTA Sued Over Platform Gaps

Riders with disabilities say that vertical and horizontal gaps of as much as 7 inches between trains and platforms prevent many riders from safely entering and exiting trains.

October 31, 2022 - Curbed

Cars on a New York City street

New Yorkers Weigh in on Congestion Pricing

Hundreds of people signed up to speak at the city’s first public meeting on the long-delayed plan to charge drivers entering Manhattan’s Central Business District.

August 29, 2022 - Gothamist

A group of police officers wearing masks during the Covid-19 pandemic gather on a subway platform in New York City.

Safety Concerns Driving Riders Away From Transit

Public transit systems in major U.S. cities are struggling to restore their image after rising crime rates led to heightened security concerns among riders.

July 12, 2022 - Governing

Traffic in Manhattan New York

Manhattan Congestion Pricing Could Start in 2023

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has resubmitted its environmental impact assessment to federal officials, who sent the agency over 400 additional questions earlier this year.

July 7, 2022 - Gothamist

Close-up of Brooklyn Bridge station elevator

New York City Subway Pledges To Increase Accessibility

After two lawsuits, the New York subway system has announced a 33-year timeline for making 95 percent of its stations fully accessible.

June 23, 2022 - The New York Times

14th Street Busway New York City

New York City’s Buses Are Speeding Up

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is renewing efforts to create more bus lanes and dedicated busways in the city.

May 30, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

New York City Subway

Tracking the New York Subway's Uneven Recovery

Ridership on the New York Subway has a long way to go to return to pre-pandemic normal, and the setbacks of recent months haven't helped the cause.

January 19, 2022 - The New York Times

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Subways Are Becoming Flood Zones

While cities race to protect their subway infrastructure from more intense flooding, some experts argue that more investment is needed in more resilient street-level infrastructure.

August 1, 2021 - New York Times

New York Subway Coronvairus

New York Subway Ridership Sets Pandemic Record High

One of the most hopeful days for public transit in New York City in...well, a year.

March 16, 2021 - Urbanize New York

New York City Subway

Destroyed Subway Car Windows Contribute to MTA Budget Deficit

As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority grapples with a $16 billion deficit, smashed train windows are adding to the cost.

August 27, 2020 - The New York Times

New York Subway

MTA Spending Millions on Cleaning, but Disagreement Over the Need

Deep cleaning of the New York City subway and bus system is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s coronavirus response. But it is costly and time consuming, and the public health benefits are not entirely clear.

August 26, 2020 - Politico

New York Subway

New York MTA Seeks Federal Funding Relief as Ridership Plummets

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has seen significant ridership drops due to the coronavirus. The agency is asking Congress for $4 billion to help it through the crisis.

March 23, 2020 - The New York Times

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

Bus Priority Zones

Ridership Climbs After Bus Route Improvements in New York City

The "Miracle on 14th Street" continues.

January 22, 2020 - AM New York

New York City Rail Line

Historic Rail Line, Part of the Triboro RX Plan, Considered for Passenger Rail

A rail corridor that carried passengers from 1876 until 1924, and only freight since, could handle passenger traffic again through a plan under consideration by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn Eagle

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

Metro-North Railroad

New York MTA Looks to Suburban TODs as Funding Source

The agency is selling land outside of the city on a commuter rail line in a move that could become more common as a revenue-generating strategy.

August 28, 2019 - CityLab

New York City Bus

Pilot Project Will Prioritize Buses on a Clogged New York Street

Judge Eileen Rakower decided New York can move forward with bus improvements that will create a temporary bus lane on 14th street.

August 8, 2019 - The New York Times

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