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MTA New York City Transit President Bianco to retire

Management & Operations| June 2, 2015

Carmen Bianco, 63, became acting president of New York City Transit in April 2013 and was permanently appointed to the position in September 2013 following a nationwide search. He had previously served since March 2010 as sr. VP, Department of Subways.

[Video] Music Under NY: Subway Musician Auditions

Rail| May 22, 2015

Held on May 19, 2015 at Grand Central Terminal, the Music Under NY program auditioned over 70 musicians for 20-25 spots. The MTA MUSIC program presents more than 7,500 performances annually within the subway and MTA commuter railroad environment. The auditions, which are open for public viewing, are part of a months-long process each year to add new talent to the highly competitive program.


Published on May 21, 2015 by N.Y. MTA

Management & Operations| May 15, 2015

Audit finds NYC subway cleanliness 'woefully inadequate'

The vast majority of New York City’s underground subway tracks — filled with rats and vermin, dirt, garbage and other debris — are cleaned sporadically, and stations with peeling paint that desperately need attention are ignored, according to a new audit released Thursday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

Security and Safety | May 6, 2015

Family of woman killed in Metro-North to file suit

The National Transportation Safety Board said Ellen Brody's SUV was stuck inside the railroad crossing gates moments before the train hit, but instead of backing up, she drove forward onto the tracks.

Rail| April 22, 2015

N.Y. subway ridership reaches 65-year high

The increased number of customers creates challenges for the MTA to operate the subway system while minimizing delays, crowding and inconvenience. The subway system has traditionally performed maintenance work during off-peak hours, which are now experiencing record ridership.

Rail| April 7, 2015

[Video] New York Rapid Transit (1949)

From the New York Transit Museum Archives, a 1949 film about daily subway operations.

Rail| March 25, 2015

[Video]: NYC subway Track Geometry Car ride

Take a ride on a Track Geometry Car, part of the specialized fleet that inspects the rails of the NYC subway.

Accessibility| January 26, 2015

N.Y. MTA stand by Staten Island paratransit services

Addressing complaints brought up by several customers and Marybeth Melendez, the former democratic hopeful for State Assembly who uses the service regularly, an MTA spokesman said complaints against Staten Island car services, which address 30% of Staten Island intra-borough trips, have remained relatively flat.

Security and Safety | January 26, 2015

East Coast transit agencies brace for storm, urge customers to stay home

Snow may fall at a rate of up to 4 inches per hour and visibility may be reduced to zero, according to a statement released by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.

Bus| December 24, 2014

Prevost begins production of N.Y. MTA buses in Plattsburgh

Prevost has invested $26 million in its Plattsburgh, N.Y. facility to undergo a 10,000 square foot expansion, which will accommodate an assembly production line.

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