Topic : N.Y. MTA

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N.Y. MTA continues efforts to reduce carbon footprint

Sustainability| April 20, 2011
By reducing paper consumption, switching to alternative fuels, recycling, installing energy-saving LED lights and buying certified “green” cleaning agents, B&T has reduced the amount of greenhouse gases released into the air by nearly 1.6 million pounds, or 19 percent since 2006.

N.Y. MTA taps new head of security

Accessibility| January 11, 2011
Douglas Zeigler, a 37-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, will oversee security for the MTA, including coordinating MTA security efforts with the Department of Homeland Security; FBI; the National Guard; the NYPD and State Police, and the MTA Police Department.
Bus| January 4, 2011

N.Y. MTA inspector general to probe snowstorm response

The review aims to uncover such questions as to why so many lines were knocked out and why it took so long for service to return.
Bus| December 29, 2010

After snowstorm, N.Y. transit slowly returns to normalcy

Some rail and bus service returned on Tuesday, after the majority of the city’s transportation was ground to a halt on Monday. Officials said they expected more service to be back to normal by Wednesday.
Bus| December 23, 2010

N.Y. bus drivers to face firing for cell phone offenses

Under the new policy, drivers caught talking on the phone just once could face dismissal, while in the past, drivers with good records could get several violations before being fired.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Web Extra: N.Y. MTA offering $2.25 cab option to disabled riders

The agency has teamed with the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission to provide affordable taxi rides to some Access-a-Ride users. The 90-day pilot program is expected to save N.Y. MTA nearly 17 percent in program costs, or 70 percent per trip.
Rail| November 22, 2010

NYC Transit safety workers falsified inspections

The N.Y. MTA Inspector General’s investigation shows that the workers said that they inspected track signals that direct trains in the subway system and found them to be safe. However, they had never conducted the inspections.
Accessibility| October 20, 2010

Disability advocates sue N.Y. MTA over Access-A-Ride cuts

Agency plans to reduce paratransit costs by $40 million this year and $80 million next year. The United Spinal Association is filing a lawsuit against the MTA, saying it’s not doing what’s necessary to make the subway system accessible.
Bus| October 8, 2010

N.Y. MTA votes to increase fares

The agency is attempting to close an $800 million budget gap. The hike follows increases in 2008 and 2009.
Bus| August 20, 2010

New Flyer lands $216M N.Y. MTA contract

The manufacturer will supply 135 40-foot CNG heavy-duty transit buses with options for up to an additional 340 CNG buses.

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