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Have Years Of Crappy Weekend L Train Service Prepared Us For The Slowdown After All?

Have Years Of Crappy Weekend L Train Service Prepared Us For The Slowdown After All?gallery

If the first few hours of the L train slowdown were marked by eye-popping wait times and serious overcrowding, by Saturday afternoon the MTA had mostly recovered. As promised, trains were running every 20 minutes or...

L Train Slowdown Begins With Broken Countdown Clocks, Hour-Long Waits

L Train Slowdown Begins With Broken Countdown Clocks, Hour-Long Waitsgallery

The L train slowdown stumbled out of the gate on Friday night, kicking off drastic reductions in nights and weekend service with a performance that left many riders confused, frustrated and convinced the next 15-18 months will...

Reminder: MTA Fare Hike Goes Into Effect This Sunday

Reminder: MTA Fare Hike Goes Into Effect This Sunday

Happy Easter! (Gothamist) The MTA is raising fares this weekend, again, despite Governor Andrew Cuomo's campaign pledge not to hike rates until the subway got its act together (it has not). Starting on Sunday, the price...

The MTA Wants You To Carry Your Dog In A Basket On The Subway

The MTA Wants You To Carry Your Dog In A Basket On The Subway

(Pre-pupperized photo by John McCarten / City Council) With the L train un-shutdown set to un-commence next week, transit reporters expected a significant download of information at today's MTA board hearing (especially as this was the...

As Fare-Beating Stops Rise, NYPD Refuses To Share Racial Data

As Fare-Beating Stops Rise, NYPD Refuses To Share Racial Data

(Gothamist) The MTA is plowing ahead with its promised crackdown on fare beaters—though police won't say who, exactly, they are targeting. According to an NYPD spokesperson, a total of 21,112 summonses were issued to fare beaters...

MTA Now Wants To Crack Down On Bus Farebeaters

MTA Now Wants To Crack Down On Bus Farebeaters

Commuters board an MTA BX19 bus after waiting over 15 minutes for the bus to arrive.(David "Dee" Delgado / Gothamist) After it pinned $225 million in lost annual revenue and declines in ridership on farebeaters, the...

Those 9 Seconds You Saved Waiting For The Subway? Thank The MTA

Those 9 Seconds You Saved Waiting For The Subway? Thank The MTA

(Jake Offenhartz/Gothamist) There's two weeks until the state budget is due, two weeks for the MTA to make the case that giving it more money through congestion pricing would allow them to prevent the subway system...

Manhattan Residents Fume As MTA Neglects To Send Top Officials To First L Train Open House

Manhattan Residents Fume As MTA Neglects To Send Top Officials To First L Train Open House

Not present last night: Andy Byford, Polly Trottenberg, or Ronnie Hakim (Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) When Governor Andrew Cuomo swooped in earlier this year to cancel the full L train shutdown plan, replacing it with a new proposal to repair the tunnel...

Should The MTA Split The R Line?

Should The MTA Split The R Line?

Delays and crowding are not infrequent on the R train line. (Courtesy Ryan Wolf) The R, a local train that runs from Forest Hills, Queens, to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is notoriously unreliable (and sometimes has bedbugs)....

NYC Transit Boss Andy Byford Is Begging For Someone To 'Unshackle Me' From 'Bureaucracies'

NYC Transit Boss Andy Byford Is Begging For Someone To 'Unshackle Me' From 'Bureaucracies'

Andy Byford on The Brian Lehrer Show at The Greene Space Two days after saying he supported NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's surprise variation on an L train shutdown plan, but added that he won't be "steamrolled"...

Andy Byford Says He Won't Be 'Steamrolled' Into An Unsafe L Train Plan

Andy Byford Says He Won't Be 'Steamrolled' Into An Unsafe L Train Plan

Streets around the Bedford Avenue L in Williamsburg have been under construction for months in preparation for the L train shutdown. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) New York City Transit president Andy Byford made an unusual...

Will Toxic Silica Dust Derail Cuomo's Last Minute L Train Fix?

Will Toxic Silica Dust Derail Cuomo's Last Minute L Train Fix?

The Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube. (MTA / Flickr) Two-and-a-half years ago, the leaders of the MTA embarked on a massive public outreach campaign to convince New Yorkers that there was "simply no other option" but to fully...

MTA Closing 2 Deep Washington Heights Subway Stations For Renovations, Plans Work For 3 More

MTA Closing 2 Deep Washington Heights Subway Stations For Renovations, Plans Work For 3 More

Bye! (Brian/Flickr) Bad news, Washington Heights residents: The MTA plans to close down two of your local subway stations over the next three years, while besieging three others with construction crews. The work is scheduled for...

L Train Service May Be Disrupted While Cuomo Tours Tunnel

L Train Service May Be Disrupted While Cuomo Tours Tunnel

Cuomo at a tour of the Union Square subway tracks in June. (Cuomo's Flickr) On Thursday night at midnight, Governor Andrew Cuomo and his own hand-picked team of engineers will tour the Canarsie Tunnel to reevaluate...

Video: Adorable 6-Year-Old Transit Fan Gets Special MTA Tour From Andy Byford

Video: Adorable 6-Year-Old Transit Fan Gets Special MTA Tour From Andy Byfordgalleryvideo

On Halloween, we were lucky to meet Harry, a six-year-old Upper East Side resident who uses a wheelchair and loves the MTA so much, his parents built him an M96 Crosstown bus of his own to wear...

NYC's Subway Innovator Has Some Tired Old Ideas About Fare Evasion

NYC's Subway Innovator Has Some Tired Old Ideas About Fare Evasion

(Gothamist) Before wrapping up his first year as president of the New York City Transit Authority, transportation guru Andy Byford declared war on fare-evaders, partially blaming them for the agency's deep financial woes. At an MTA...

NYC's Subway Savior Andy Byford Urges City Council To 'Bite' A $40 Billion Bullet

NYC's Subway Savior Andy Byford Urges City Council To 'Bite' A $40 Billion Bullet

NYCTA President Andy Byford testifies before the City Council's Transportation Committee on Tuesday morning (John McCarten / City Council) Employing the phrase "bite the bullet" ten times, New York City Transit Authority President Andy Byford urged...

MTA Blames Financial Woes On Farebeaters, Mulls Crackdown

MTA Blames Financial Woes On Farebeaters, Mulls Crackdown

Charley Lhasa / Flickr While the MTA is projecting a nearly $1 billion budget deficit looming three years from now, it held a special meeting Monday to discuss an estimated $215 million shortfall from subway and...

Why An MTA Fare Hike Is Almost Inevitable Next Year (And Again In 2021)

Why An MTA Fare Hike Is Almost Inevitable Next Year (And Again In 2021)

(Stefan Giorgi / Flickr) Complaining about subway fare increases is one of the great New York traditions, right up there with actually riding the subway. But this year is special. It’s not special because this fare...

The MTA Wants To Hear Your Thoughts On The Upcoming Fare Hike Proposals

The MTA Wants To Hear Your Thoughts On The Upcoming Fare Hike Proposals

Commuters on a train in August 2018 (Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock) When the MTA invites the public to weigh in and offer feedback on its fare hike proposals, it's like an invitation to a pie-throwing contest. But that's...

New MTA Station Managers Are Sweating the Details, But Will It Matter?

New MTA Station Managers Are Sweating the Details, But Will It Matter?

Sandy Castillo, the newly minted Group Station Manager for the Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College 2/5 terminal (Stephen Nessen / Gothamist) What if rust stains, graffiti and urine-soaked subway stations weren’t the norm? New York City Transit President...

Angry East Village Residents Confront MTA Over The L Train Shutdown's '24/7 Construction Zone'

Angry East Village Residents Confront MTA Over The L Train Shutdown's '24/7 Construction Zone'

Construction work on the L train shutdown on 14th Street between First Avenue and Avenue A (Christopher Robbins / Gothamist) The L train shutdown nightmare has already begun for some East Village residents who say their...

Canarsie Residents On L Train Shutdown: 'We Need a Boat'

Canarsie Residents On L Train Shutdown: 'We Need a Boat'

(Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) Months after hosting contentious meetings in the West Village and Williamsburg on the looming L train shutdown, the MTA and Department of Transportation finally got around to facing the residents of Canarsie on Wednesday...

MTA Previews Big L Train Shutdown With 15 Weekends Of L Shutdowns

MTA Previews Big L Train Shutdown With 15 Weekends Of L Shutdowns

Streets around the Bedford Avenue L are already being transformed by the L-pocalypse. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) The dreaded L train shutdown is coming sooner than anyone imagined. On Saturday, the MTA quietly announced that...

Subway Service Still Miserable One Year After Emergency Action Plan

Subway Service Still Miserable One Year After Emergency Action Plan

(Governor Cuomo's Office) A little over a year has passed since an A train derailment in Harlem injured 34 people, prompting Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency for the subways, and to set...

Cuomo Wants NYC Taxpayers To Pay Even More To Fix The Subways

Cuomo Wants NYC Taxpayers To Pay Even More To Fix The Subways

Governor Cuomo with Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr., at an event on Thursday (Governor's Office) Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Thursday that if the subways are going to get fixed, New York City must provide...

De Blasio Finally Meets With Man Who Runs NYC Subway System

De Blasio Finally Meets With Man Who Runs NYC Subway System

Governor Andrew Cuomo with Andy Byford at right. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of the Governor) On Tuesday morning's Brian Lehrer Show (hosted today by Nancy Solomon), Barbarian Days author and New Yorker staff writer William...

The MTA's Plan To Fix The Subway Will Cost A Fortune. Doing Nothing Will Cost Even More

The MTA's Plan To Fix The Subway Will Cost A Fortune. Doing Nothing Will Cost Even More

7 train delays cause massive backups in 2016 (Amha Mogus / Flickr) Even before New York City Transit president Andy Byford presented his plan to save the city’s transit system, everybody wanted to know how much...

MTA Unveils Ambitious 'Fast Forward' Plan To Fix Subways & Buses, Cost TBD

MTA Unveils Ambitious 'Fast Forward' Plan To Fix Subways & Buses, Cost TBD

Stefan Georgi / Flickr After promising a "full-blown NYCT renaissance," NYC Transit chief Andy Byford today unveiled an ambitious 10-year plan to rehaul the city's extensive but beleaguered subway and bus system. At an MTA board...

Brooklyn Residents Call For More Ambitious Survival Plan At L Train Town Hall

Brooklyn Residents Call For More Ambitious Survival Plan At L Train Town Hall

Last night's town hall at Progress High School in Williamsburg (Gothamist) Fresh off last week's rollicking display of NIMBY indulgence, the second and final stop on the MTA's L-pocalypse Listening Tour came to Brooklyn last night,...

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