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June 9, 2014

One-quarter of N.Y. paratransit drivers use cellphones, report says

The inspectors also found that 36% drove dangerously and 6% had been seen speeding.


May 28, 2014

NYC Transit makes subway station ADA accessible

The $16.95 million project, fully funded by the Federal Transit Administration, was awarded to Forte Construction Corp. in November 2011.


January 27, 2014

Feds award N.Y. $886M for Sandy repair work

The funds reimburse the MTA for work that is already underway and also enable future projects to be completed.


June 4, 2012

N.Y. MTA bridges home to new falcon chicks

Urban falcons like to nest atop bridges, church steeples and high-rise buildings because they provide an excellent vantage point for hunting prey, including pigeons and small birds.


April 12, 2012

N.Y. Fulton St. Transit Center continues progress

The $1.4 billion project is more than 60% complete, and will improve travel for nearly 300,000 commuters, residents and visitors.


January 9, 2012

Lhota confirmed as N.Y. MTA chief

Lhota, who was chosen by Governor Andrew Cuomo to replace former MTA Chairman Jay Walder in October, promised to work to streamline the nation's largest mass transit system


August 17, 2011

N.Y. paratransit rider complaints rise with service cuts

Staten Island-based Access-A-Ride customers' issues include being stranded at their destinations and difficulty in scheduling with the customer service department. The service recently implemented a number of cost-cutting measures.


August 3, 2011

N.Y. MTA opens entrance at $1.4B transit center

Completion of the station entrance at 135 William Street is part of a larger contract which reconfigures the Fulton Street A/C mezzanine, which is scheduled to open in 2013. When fully complete, the Fulton Street Transit Center will connect five subway stations and eleven subway lines, improving access for over 300,000 daily customers that pass through this major transit hub in Lower Manhattan.


July 21, 2011

N.Y. MTA to cut $4B in capital program costs

The savings measures are detailed in a new report, include slashing administrative costs by 15 percent, and overhauling project approval and track work procedures.


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