New York City Transit Authority

A Metro Los Angeles bus driver is behind the wheel while wearing a mask.

How to Hire and Retain Bus Drivers During the Great Resignation

Bus systems all over the country are cutting service due to an ongoing shortage of operators—the drivers who make the whole system go. A few examples of success provide a way forward.

October 17, 2022 - TransitCenter

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 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 City

Done Deal: Manhattan Congestion Pricing

Finally, congestion pricing, as applied to city cordons, not highways, will be coming to the U.S., thanks to a budget deal approved by the New York State Legislature early Sunday morning. Tolls below 60th Street should begin by Jan. 1, 2021.

April 2, 2019 - amNew York

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

New York Subway

1,000 Trips on 7 Subway Lines: How NYC Plans to Make Up for Loss of the L Train

The New York City Transit Authority has announced how it will compensate for the loss of the direct connection between Brooklyn and manhattan for 15 months starting in April.

October 23, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

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

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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

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