Topic : N.Y. MTA

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Car service bilked $30K from N.Y. MTA’s Access-a-Ride

Accessibility| January 25, 2012
Wadsworth Car Service admitted to using a fraudulent billing scheme between June 2009 and January 2010. In the summer of 2009 the company’s billings doubled in one month.

N.Y. MTA purchases 30 MV-1s

Accessibility| January 25, 2012
The vehicle is the first purpose-built vehicle for both ambulatory and mobility impaired customers to meet ADA vehicle guidelines. It seats up to four passengers with a dedicated space for a wheelchair or scooter situated next to the operator.
Rail| January 24, 2012

N.Y. subway crime jumps 16% in 2011

Rise fueled primarily by thefts of personal electronics. Police have added 243 new officers to patrol the subways.
Accessibility| 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
Bus| January 5, 2012

Former N.Y. MTA chief speaks out

Jay H. Walder announced his departure for Hong Kong days after the authority unveiled a capital plan dependent on millions of dollars in still-to-be-approved federal grants. The capital budget is still underfunded by $10 billion.
Accessibility| December 21, 2011

Veolia, Nassau County reach public-private agreement

The transit system transports 31 million bus passengers and 280,000 paratransit passengers each year and has been managed by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority since 1973.
University| December 12, 2011

Staten Island wants MTA to make on-campus drop offs

Officials have asked the transit authority to extend the college's two current routes into the campus to help students get to where they want to go more quickly.
Rail| December 8, 2011

NYC's Grand Central Apple store opening to boost foot traffic

The personal electronic megastore, which is leasing the space from the N.Y. MTA, is expected to draw foot traffic to other businesses at the terminal, which is visited by about 750,000 people daily.
Accessibility| December 7, 2011

N.Y. MTA bolsters winter weather preparation

After unprecedented conditions during the December 26, 2010 blizzard crippled the system, NYCT immediately began a review and made the changes required to strengthen storm preparedness. Changes include the appointment of an Emergency Coordinator to facilitate storm response coordination and the establishment of situation rooms to manage storm response activities.
Bus| November 15, 2011

N.Y. MTA, union begin negotiations

Due to budget cuts and rising operating costs, the MTA planned to freeze its budget for the next three years. Officials hope to get workers to agree to concessions similar to those recently made by New York State employees, but transit workers say they deserve raises.

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