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Metropolitan Transportation Authority

For the MTA a Short-Term Fix Brings Long-Term Harm

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The state and city must implement the most responsible and sustainable solution to the MTA's budget woes: charging automobile drivers to enter the Manhattan central business district.

M.T.A. Security Measures Incomplete Due To Money Shortage | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Many elements of a security program pledged by the M.T.A after September 11, 2001, including the installation of digital surveillance cameras and moti...

Albany's Choice

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

By charging drivers a fee for driving into the central business district, we can prevent crippling service cuts and ensure that the MTA has a stable source of revenue for years to come.

MTA Chief Jay Walder A "Doody-Head": Union Official Andreeva Pinder | Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MTA Chairman Jay Walder and fellow authority board members were called "a bunch of doody-heads" by a high ranking union official at Walder's first boa...

G Train Suspended For Four Weekends

Gothamist | [17] | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The MTA announced that the G train will be suspended on four consecutive weekends due to several maintenance projects....

Hacks Protest 50-Cent Taxi Fee Outside Penn Station | Victor Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A new 50-cent surcharge on yellow cab rides has hacks hopping mad. A dozen taxi drivers held signs and chanted "Ax the tax" outside Penn Station on S...

Night Bus Service Cuts Will Disrupt Night Workers' Routines | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The bus service cuts are part of a ratcheting back of service across the five boroughs that was approved this month by the Metropolitan Transportation...

Why New York Subway Chief's Congestion Pricing Idea Makes Cents

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Pasternack

The new MTA chief's big breakthrough could be a lower off-peak fare that could nudge more New Yorkers onto the subway on nights and weekends, and lessen the crush at rush hour.

Student MetroCard Cost: State Will Need $214 Million To Save Free Passes, MTA Says | By Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It will take a trainload of government cash - about $214 million - to save students' free MetroCards. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans ...

East River Tolls Possible: Richard Ravitch | Sarah Armaghan and Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The battle over East River bridge tolls may be lost, but the war hasn't ended, Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch said on Wednesday....

Toll Booths On Henry Hudson Bridge Might Get EZ-Pass Makeover | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is embarking on a pilot program on the Henry Hudson Bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx to create an all-...

What the MTA and Bullies Have in Common

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Of all the people who lack political and economic power in New York City, low-income kids using student passes to get to junior high school or high school must lead the list.

Does Bloomberg Really Want to Save Mass Transit?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

If Mayor Bloomberg is keen to improve mass transit in New York City, he should begin by making a larger commitment from the city's huge capital budget.

MTA Sells Naming Rights: Barclays Station In Brooklyn | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Over the last five years, the MTA has been trying eagerly to sell the rights to the names of subway stations. On Monday, they finally succeeded. After...

Etiquette Enforcement

Ellis Henican | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ellis Henican

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has officially decided we're not polite enough. They should know, right?

Manhattan Subways To Be Wired For Cellphone Use

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

All 277 underground stations in the subway system are to be wired for cellphone use, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced yesterday. B...