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WATCH: NYC Giving Rats Birth Control

Posted 03.05.2013 | New York

Although experts are doubtful the city's rat population spiked since Hurricane Sandy, the MTA is investing in a new method to curb the number of roden...

MTA Debuts MetroCard Ads

Posted 10.08.2012 | New York

As expected, the perpetually cash-strapped MTA introduced front-facing advertisements on city MetroCards this week. Gap became the first retailer t...

Another Fare Hike?

Posted 09.17.2012 | New York

The MTA is reportedly considering fare-hike proposals seeking to raise enough money to close the $382 million needed to balance the upcoming 2013 budg...

MTA Should Squeeze Banks, Not Riders. Be Our Guest

John Samuelsen | Posted 10.22.2012 | New York
John Samuelsen

Instead of raising fares and proposing to charge riders a fee when they have to purchase a new Metro Card, the MTA should be looking to recoup millions of dollars that the big banks may have improperly charged them.

Jumping The Turnstile Might Cost You $500

Posted 01.24.2012 | New York

Whether you've run out of cash or are a fugitive baffled by MetroCard vending machines, straphangers may need to start thinking twice before jumping t...

Matt Sledge

Andrew Cuomo's 'Public-Private Partnerships' Can't Save The MTA, Advocates Say | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- When Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a $320-million reduction in the downstate payroll tax on Monday, the MTA, which runs New York City's sub...

L Train Outages Bad For Brooklyn Business

Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

Last weekend (a holiday weekend, one of the busiest travel weekend of the year), the L train was out of service for the whole weekend, frustrating tho...

MTA Bus Service: Lots of Passengers, Limited Efficiency

Charles Brecher | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Charles Brecher

The MTA's buses handle more than 2.6 million passenger trips each day, yet there's a lot of room for improvement in the efficiency of the MTA's bus operations.

MTA May Use Welfare Recipients To Clean The Subways

Posted 05.29.2011 | New York

The MTA may put welfare recipients to work, cleaning the city's trains and subways, in an effort to cut costs in wake of a large state deficit that ha...

New York Can't Afford Tax Breaks for the Wealthiest

Chloe Tribich | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chloe Tribich

Governor Cuomo's plan to give a tax break to the wealthy gets it wrong. The root of New York's fiscal problems isn't high taxes or excessive spending. It's that we tax the wrong people.

MTA On Track To Hike Fees | Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Monthly unlimited-ride MetroCards could soar past $100 and one-way subway fares could jump as high as $2.60 unless the city and state find new sources...

MTA: No Fare, Toll Hikes In 2010 | By Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

First, the good news: A new MTA budget released Wednesday contains no fare hikes, toll increases or service cuts next year. But transit officials w...