New York MTA

Low shot of red painted bus lane on New York City street with blurred bus, pedestrians, and buildings in background.

New York Officials Back Down on Bus Lane Plans

Proposed bus improvements in the Bronx are the latest casualty of opposition.

September 26, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

The inaugural ride of the new R211 subway cars in the New York Subway.

Fancy New Subway Cars Join the New York Subway System

New York has been planning on adding these new subway cars for years, finally achieving their goal in March 2023. More than a thousand of the new R211 trains will be running in New York within two years if all goes according to plan.

March 15, 2023 - Gothamist

A New York MTA drives down the straight under elevated train tracks in the Bronx in New York City

Changes to Local Service in the Bronx Benefit Bus Speeds, Ridership

Another example of how improving bus service design can benefit transit riders and transit systems emerges in New York City. More such local system redesigns are on the way soon in the Big Apple.

March 3, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

two riders wearing masks during the covid-19 pandemic exit a blue city bus in the Bronx in New York City.

All-Door Boarding Stuck in Neutral in New York City

MTA leadership has decided all-door boarding will lead to fare evasion and isn’t willing to adopt a program that was already well underway.

February 22, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

New York City Subway

New York Subway Surpasses 1 Billion Riders for the First Time Since 2019

There’s still a long way to go for the nation’s busiest transit system to get back to pre-pandemic ridership levels, but New Yorkers crossed at least one symbolic threshold in 2022.

December 30, 2022 - AMNY

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

two riders wearing masks during the covid-19 pandemic exit a blue city bus in the Bronx in New York City.

Can New York Legislators Make Buses Free While Improving Service?

A pair of state legislators hope to make buses free while improving service levels on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) bus system in New York City. The effort will require a new level of political will for transit.

December 19, 2022 - AMNY

New York Subway

New York MTA Seeks New Funding Sources

The agency plans to negotiate new options for operational funding as farebox and toll revenue lingers far below pre-pandemic levels.

August 9, 2022 - Bloomberg CityLab

Crowded Subway Platform

The NYC Subway's Uneven Recovery

As subway riders return in fits and starts, some stations are experiencing a much faster recovery than others.

January 26, 2022 - The New York Times

New York City Subway

New York Subway Sets Pandemic Ridership Record

With school back in session and Broadway shows open to the public, subway ridership is surging in New York City, but still well below pre-pandemic levels.

September 20, 2021 - New York Post

Manhattan, New York City, New York

Environmental Assessment for Manhattan Congestion Pricing Scheduled Until December 2022

An idea approved in 2019 which spent the last two years stuck in Trump and Covid limbo, will only now begin a slow march toward final approval.

August 23, 2021 - StreetsBlog NYC

AirTrain Newark Airport

How Cuomo's Resignation Affects Transit Projects

With the governor stepping down, the state's transit agencies have an opportunity to reevaluate controversial projects and shift their priorities.

August 19, 2021 - Curbed

New York City Subway

Overnight Subway Service Returning in New York City

A big piece of the process of reopening New York City for business is scheduled for May 17, but numerous challenges remain in getting the city that never sleeps back on track.

May 4, 2021 - The 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 MTA subway station

MTA Misses Deadline for State-Mandated Cost Comparison to World Cities

With some of the highest per-mile costs in the world, the state wants more accountability for New York City's transit spending.

February 18, 2021 - New York Daily News

Coronavirus and Transportation

Will Cuomo Save Transit in New York?

Assuming that Congress isn't going to act, does New York Gov Cuomo have the political will to save the New York MTA from sweeping layoffs and service cuts?

November 23, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

New York Subway

The New New York Subway Map Works in Real Time

There's a new chapter, and maybe an end, for the "Great Subway Map Debate."

October 21, 2020 - Curbed

New York City Subway

Report: New York MTA Facing 'Greatest Crisis' in its History

A new report on the finances of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) makes a desperate plea for assistance from the federal government.

October 14, 2020 - lohud

New York City Bus

MTA Calls for 60 Miles of Bus Lanes and Busways in New York City

New York City Transit wants to make improved bus transit a feature of the post-pandemic recovery in New York City.

June 7, 2020 - StreetsBlog NYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Friday Funny: Who's Neglecting Transit Payments Now?

Satirical news website The Onion turns up the heat on New York politicians, this time flipping the tables of the fare evasion debate.

August 2, 2019 - The Onion

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