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Unprecedented Coalition Backs Governor Cuomo's LIRR Expansion Project

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 04.07.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

An unprecedented coalition has formed in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. The Right Track for Long Island C...

Woman Allegedly Commandeers Bus After Driver Tells Her To Stop Smoking

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.23.2016 | Weird News

A New York City woman was accused of stealing a city bus on Tuesday after the driver told her to stop smoking. Charity Headley is a former city bus dr...

Judge Rules 'Muslims Are Coming!' Ads Allowed In NYC Subways

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The mere mention of the word "Muslim" or the simple discussion of Islam is not political, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, ordering New Yo...

3 Ways Long Term Federal Transportation Funding Help Small Businesses Grow In America

Helen Callier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Small Business
Helen Callier

While many are able to benefit from public transportation, the reality is short term federal funding bills for transportation infrastructure for more than 10 years has left small businesses at the curve impacting job creation in our nation.

Workers Save Lives

William Lynch III | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
William Lynch III

Labor unions, particularly those for public sector workers, have become such a popular punching bag that their membership might as well wear Everlast tags.

Feds Say Train In NY Crash Wasn't Speeding

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Crime

(Recasts with NTSB news conference) By Sebastien Malo TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb 5 (Reuters) - The New York commuter train that plowed into a car stop...

Here's What NYC's Subway Trains USED To Look Like

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts

In celebration of the New York City subway's 110th birthday this week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rolled out some vintage "nostalgia" ...

Grand Central Terminal Award Highlights Big Opportunity to Upgrade Historic Landmarks

Maya Albanese | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Maya Albanese

The new bulbs in Grand Central will save the MTA $100,000 each year. According to the MTA, the project cost $23.4 million, which was initially paid for by the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

Hate the Fare Hike? Act Now to Stop Another in 2015

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 05.06.2013 | New York
Charlene Obernauer

None of these solutions are going to be easy wins, and none of them are going to be complete fixes. But we can't scapegoat the honest salaries and earned benefits of hardworking people.

Matt Sledge

Will New York City's Next Mayor Ride The Subway? | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.22.2013 | New York

New York transit advocates have a pretty simple wish list for the city's next mayor: More money, more buses. Whether they will see their dreams fulfil...

MTA Officially Approves Fare Hike Plan For 2013

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK, Dec 19 (Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the biggest transportation network in North America, approved fare hi...

Will I Lose Subway Service Every 14 Months? A Post-Sandy Metropolis

Projjal K. Dutta | Posted 01.17.2013 | New York
Projjal K. Dutta

Sandy shone a light on a well known, but not as well responded to fact -- that New York's infrastructure, crucially its public-transportation, is very old, over a century in parts and was built for a different world.

Janell Ross

No Pay For MTA Workers | Janell Ross | Posted 11.09.2012 | New York

The MTA plans to dock two days’ worth of pay for hundreds of workers who failed to show up during Hurricane Sandy, the New York Daily News first rep...

Janell Ross

Commuters Return To New York Subway After Sandy, Some Grateful, Some Frustrated | Janell Ross | Posted 11.05.2012 | New York

When New York commissioned a 2011 study examining what might happen to New York City’s mass transit system if a hurricane struck, the findings were ...

A Better Way to Pay for the MTA

Carol Kellermann | Posted 12.17.2012 | New York
Carol Kellermann

With the Metropolitan Transportation Authority considering four different fare-increase proposals for subways and buses, now is the time to consider whether there is a better way to pay for the MTA.

Expo Line Landscaping Lunacy

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

Many people, including those at the MTA, seem to think that native landscaping is a small cosmetic issue. It is not. Like recycling, landscaping with native plants is at the heart of sustainable living and nature conservation.

WATCH: Murder On A Bus Stuns LA Metro

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Friends, family and the MTA community are mourning the loss of Alan Thomas, a 51-year-old Metro bus driver shot dead on the job Sunday morning in Wes...

#Occupy Gives Out Free Subway Rides

Posted 03.29.2012 | New York

Morning commuters were treated to free train rides Wednesday morning courtesy of the 99 percent. "Free entry, no fares collected," read official-looki...

With New Exhibit, Subway Artist Takes Stock of His Success

Vera Haller | Posted 04.14.2012 | New York
Vera Haller

Enrico Miguel Thomas takes his moniker, "The Subway Artist of New York," seriously. He sets his easel on platforms and draws as people rush by and the wind from arriving trains whips his canvas.

Fault-y Towers: Don't Mention the Core!

John Mirisch | Posted 01.21.2012 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The initial Metro Century City seismological studies were released in October. To nobody's surprise, they showed that it would be "impossible" for Metro to build a station along Santa Monica Boulevard.

Children Make Up 43 Percent of Subway-Fare Dodgers Says Report

Posted 09.19.2011 | New York

Height matters, especially when you are small enough to duck the turnstiles in the subway. According to a new report from the MTA, children taller...

Michael McLaughlin

Keep Your Filthy Hands Off The Subway: Will Tomorrow's Commuters Wear Plastic Mitts? | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Step into a New York City subway and it can seem like you're witnessing biological warfare. Riders cough and sneeze all over the place, nauseating sme...

Subway Harassment: When It Happens to You

Lilit Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lilit Marcus

This morning, like most mornings, I took the M subway train from my neighborhood in Brooklyn to the office. At my subway stop, a man came and sat dow...

Albany Fails to Prevent Fare Hike, Riders Stuck Wtih the Bill

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Every 40 cents of your subway fare is being used to pay for past borrowing, a result of the poor decisions of Albany lawmakers. Now these poor decisions have resulted in the worst service cuts in a generation.

10 Better Things To Spend $130 On Instead Of A MetroCard

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When we heard the MTA is considering raising monthly MetroCard prices to $130, that got us thinking: What would you be better off spending that hard-e...