Report: N.Y. transit not prepared for emergencies
NEW YORK — New York City Transit may not be adequately prepared to handle subway emergencies, according to a report released by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's inspector general. For the full story
Former transit exec chosen to head N.Y. MTA
Former MTA transit executive, Jay Walder was chosen by New York Gov. David A. Paterson to head the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its newly combined position as CEO/chairman. For the complete story, click here.
N.Y. Sen. asks MTA to create tech campus route
NEW YORK — To accommodate New York’s tech boom, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) asked the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to create a “Nerd Bus” route that connects the future Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island
Transit worker assault spike prompts summit
NEW YORK — Employees and executives of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently gathered in downtown Brooklyn for what Transport Workers Union Local 100 says is the first national conference on assaults against mass transit conductors and drivers, The New York World reported. In 2011, there were 94 physical assaults of New York City Transit bus drivers or subway
N.Y. MTA considers using DNA to catch spitters
NEW YORK CITY — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering using DNA samples to catch passengers who spit on transit workers, according to a CBS New York report. The spitting incidents, which usually happen on buses, but also on trains, are happening an average of 14 times a month, the MTA confirmed. To read the full story, click
Video: N.Y. Gov. Cuomo announces Long Island Rail Road agreement
Tentative deal reached between the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions, averting a strike.
MTA Video: Hudson Line Derailment Recovery Ops II - 12/2/2013
Video from the scene of the Metro-North derailment at Spuyten Duyvil on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 shows recovery efforts as crews work to remove rail cars in orde...
N.Y. MTA, union begin negotiations
NEW YORK — The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Transport Workers Union 100 are working to find common ground following years of budget cuts and rising operating costs, the AP reported. The MTA planned to freeze its budget for the next three years. Officials are hopeful they can get workers to agree to concessions similar to those recently
Former N.Y. MTA chief speaks out
NEW YORK — Former New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Jay H. Walder spoke for the first time after his abrupt departure, giving the agency a prognosis that was "grim and overly optimistic in equal parts," to the New York Times.
Walder announced his departure for Hong Kong days after the authority
NYC lawmakers want more transparency on bed bugs
NEW YORK — Two New York City lawmakers announced legislation on Thursday requiring the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to notify residents within 24 hours if bed bugs are found on a bus