April 16, 2013
Has served more than three years as president of MTA New York City Transit and as the MTA interim executive director since Jan. 1, 2013. He replaces Joseph Lhota.
April 10, 2013
Since March 7, 2007, nearly 1,000 employees working 24 hours a day, five days a week, have completed more than 2,400 controlled blasts — all without affecting the nearby operations of MTA Metro-North Railroad or the New York City Subway.
March 28, 2013
New York City, Washington, D.C. and Salt Lake City users can now access live departure times on rail lines.
March 20, 2013
A construction worker on the Second Avenue project who was stuck in mud up to his waist in a 75-foot-deep tunnel was freed in a four-hour rescue that involved more than 100 emergency workers. The worker, who was conscious, was taken to a hospital.
March 19, 2013
A total of $10.9 billion was appropriated for transportation emergency relief. However, this funding is now reduced by 5%, or $545 million, because of the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration that took effect on March 1.
February 28, 2013
The need for additional revenue, which had been assumed in MTA budget forecasts beginning in 2009, was confirmed in July 2012. The MTA announced specific fare and toll increase proposals last October.
January 31, 2013
The new track is expected to carry 220,000 riders a day upon completion.
January 28, 2013
Steps include increasing video surveillance, vehicle tracking and restricting employee parking.
December 20, 2012
Thomas Prendergast, the president of MTA New York City Transit, which operates the MTA’s subway and bus systems, will serve as interim executive director of the MTA when Lhota’s resignation takes effect.
September 18, 2012
The biggest change to the website is the expanded TripPlanner utility. Without even leaving the homepage, MTA customers now can get access to features that have proven popular but have not been accessible from the homepage.
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