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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...

Help Gregg T Navigate The Subway System In This Online MTA Game

Help Gregg T Navigate The Subway System In This Online MTA Game

The trains are delayed, there are track fires and sick passengers everywhere, and subway icon Gregg T needs to get to work! This isn't a normal Tuesday commute—okay, maybe this is a normal Tuesday—but in this...

Here's How Clever New Yorkers Are Surviving Subway Flooding

Here's How Clever New Yorkers Are Surviving Subway Flooding

Tuesday night's severe thunderstorms (and baby tsunamis!) kicked off a soggy week in NYC that shows no signs of abating through the weekend—it may rain every day through Tuesday ha ha. And while it's easy enough to...

Cynthia Nixon Does Something Cuomo Hasn't Since 2016: Ride The Subway

Cynthia Nixon Does Something Cuomo Hasn't Since 2016: Ride The Subway

Governor Andrew Cuomo demonstrates track improvement work as part of Subway Action Plan. Full funded Subway Action Plan allows for acceleration work on continuously welded rail, which reduces track related delays. MTA will double rate of...

Video: Fergie Was The Happiest Subway Rider In NYC During Yesterday's Storm

Video: Fergie Was The Happiest Subway Rider In NYC During Yesterday's Stormvideo

(screenshot) Yesterday's commute home was hell for almost everybody in the city, whether you were huddled inside your apartment like an extra from Children of Men, crammed inside a train along with other soggy straphangers, or...

Thunderstorm Causes Commuter Chaos On Subways, Metro-North

Thunderstorm Causes Commuter Chaos On Subways, Metro-Northvideo

Photograph by Barb Leung Today's severe thunderstorm happened right during the evening commute. The high winds downed trees, causing delays along the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 lines and prompted the MTA to suspend...

Subway Commuters 'Trapped' Along 1, 2, 3 Lines Due To Signal Problems

Subway Commuters 'Trapped' Along 1, 2, 3 Lines Due To Signal Problems

(Brian / Flickr) Commuters who rely on the 1/2/3 line got a full dose of extra strength Monday Burn Juice™ this morning due to signal problems at Chambers Street. Some hapless souls report being stuck on...

Major Monday Misery On The N, R, W, F, M, 4, 5, 6 Subway Lines

Major Monday Misery On The N, R, W, F, M, 4, 5, 6 Subway Lines gallery

An array of signal problems has caused delays on multiple subway lines during the Monday morning rush hour, with commuters who rely on the N, R, and W trains in Queens bearing the brunt of the problems....

Disability Rights Activists Disrupt MTA Talk, Demanding Subway Accessibility

Disability Rights Activists Disrupt MTA Talk, Demanding Subway Accessibility

via Brian Van Nieuwenhoven A discussion last night about the subway with MTA Chairman Joe Lhota at the Museum Of The City Of NY was disrupted, and ultimately cancelled, after disability rights activists protested the lack...

Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

You'll miss this someday. (courtesy of Billy Devine) With the dreaded L train shutdown now just one year away, the upheaval that awaits the city’s already afflicted subway riders is beginning to snap into focus—even as...

The MTA Painted A Subway Platform During Rush Hour & You'll Never Guess What Happened

The MTA Painted A Subway Platform During Rush Hour & You'll Never Guess What Happened

(L) The wet paint & (R) the end result (courtesy Josh Boerman) Like a dysfunctional democracy running on fumes in the year 2018, our subway is a complex system with myriad antiquated moving parts that probably...

New & Improved Bay Ridge Subway Station Still Excludes Disabled New Yorkers

New & Improved Bay Ridge Subway Station Still Excludes Disabled New Yorkers

(Gothamist) After nearly six months of construction, the Bay Ridge Avenue R subway station reopened on Friday with countdown clocks, colorful tiles, and shiny new leaning benches. But a small crowd of people gathered for the...

MTA Bus Drivers On The Stress Of The Job: 'There's No Off Button'

MTA Bus Drivers On The Stress Of The Job: 'There's No Off Button'

(Scott Heins/Gothamist) There's a whiteboard on the ninth floor of 195 Montague Street in Downtown Brooklyn, overlooking Cadman Plaza and a line of parked layover buses, where TWU Local 100 keeps a running tally of alleged...

Amtrak Says Penn Station 'Summer Of Hell' Repairs Will Be Done On Time

Amtrak Says Penn Station 'Summer Of Hell' Repairs Will Be Done On Time

(Todd Seelie / Gothamist) The emergency Penn Station repair work that inspired Governor Andrew Cuomo's now-infamous "summer of hell" tagline—which has become a catchall for each derailment, stalled subway train and rush hour meltdown since—will finish...

Literal Garbage Reason For Wednesday's Subway Meltdown

Literal Garbage Reason For Wednesday's Subway Meltdownvideo

A Q platform on August 23, 2017 (Stephanie Pierson) Commuters along eight subway lines had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad journey on Wednesday morning with two trains stalled in separate incidents. It turns out...

How To Survive Penn Station In The Summer Of Hell

How To Survive Penn Station In The Summer Of Hell

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) Penn Station's earned itself a pretty weary reputation in the wake of the Spring and Summer of Hell, but it was a windowless maze of terror long before it became synonymous with...

City Council Grills MTA On How To Fund And Fix Subway Meltdown

City Council Grills MTA On How To Fund And Fix Subway Meltdown

(Courtesy Patrick Corbett) Fed-up City Council members responded to MTA Chairman Joe Lhota's call for $400 million in emergency funds Tuesday with a demand for greater accountability. "We need to know what we will be paying...

The Vicious Cycle That Prevents Perfectly Good Subway Trains From Running

The Vicious Cycle That Prevents Perfectly Good Subway Trains From Running

The subway system has devolved into a mobile Vestibule of Hell, with overcrowding, aging infrastructure, Superstorm Sandy damage and, of course, Albany underfunding, all playing their part to delay trains. But a new report in the Times...

De Blasio Will Propose Tax On Rich To Pay For Subway Repairs, MetroCards For Low-Income Riders

De Blasio Will Propose Tax On Rich To Pay For Subway Repairs, MetroCards For Low-Income Riders

Mayor de Blasio riding the 7 train last month (tipster) Weeks after Governor Cuomo and his appointed MTA chairman called on the city to contribute additional money to the MTA, the New York Times reports that...

Subway Etiquette 101: How To Not Be A Jerk On The Train

Subway Etiquette 101: How To Not Be A Jerk On The Train

Chris W. The "Summer Of Hell" has been marked by frequent subway delays, ongoing track work, decaying infrastructure, and Governor Cuomo repeatedly pretending he doesn't control the MTA. It's not easy commuting every day with the...

MTA's Call For NYPD Littering Crackdown Raises Bias Concerns

MTA's Call For NYPD Littering Crackdown Raises Bias Concerns

(via Scott Lynch's Flickr) In announcing a thirty-point plan to immediately improve subway service last week, newly-minted MTA Chairman Joe Lhota called for an increased NYPD presence underground to issue littering tickets. Lhota's boss, Governor Cuomo,...

MTA To Trim 'Summer of Hell' Bus And Ferry Service That No One Used

MTA To Trim 'Summer of Hell' Bus And Ferry Service That No One Used

A nearly-empty rush hour ferry to Hunterspoint departing Manhattan on a recent Wednesday evening. (Emma Whitford/Gothamist) Starting Wednesday, the MTA will no longer offer ferry service between Manhattan and Long Island City for Long Island Railroad...

MTA Board: We Need A Lot More Money & It Can't All Come From Fare Hikes

MTA Board: We Need A Lot More Money & It Can't All Come From Fare Hikes

Frustrated protesters outside of MTA headquarters on Wednesday. (Emma Whitford / Gothamist) Members of the MTA Board argued on Wednesday that the agency is at a crisis point and must come up with new revenue streams....

MTA Chairman Unveils $800 Million Rescue Plan: Standing-Only Subway Cars, Littering Crackdown, Clearer Communication

MTA Chairman Unveils $800 Million Rescue Plan: Standing-Only Subway Cars, Littering Crackdown, Clearer Communication

[UPDATE BELOW] MTA Chairman Joe Lhota called on the city and state to split the additional costs needed to "stabilize the subway" during a presentation Tuesday outlining his short term plan to provide relief to frustrated...

A Rare Peek Inside The Penn Station Central Control Room

A Rare Peek Inside The Penn Station Central Control Room

(Jake Dobkin / Gothamist) Amtrak offered a rare glimpse Tuesday of Penn Station Central Control, a dimly-lit, NASA-esque room where dispatchers seated beneath a massive, rear-projected overview screen have manually directed more than one thousand trains...

Watch MTA Chairman Joe Lhota Announce His Plan To Fix The Subway Now

Watch MTA Chairman Joe Lhota Announce His Plan To Fix The Subway Now

(David "Dee" Delgado/Gothamist) The day of reckoning is upon us. One month after Governor Cuomo declared the MTA to be in a state of emergency, his newly-appointed MTA Chairman Joe Lhota will deliver a hotly-anticipated plan...

De Blasio Urges MTA To Stop Wasting Straphangers' Time & Money

De Blasio Urges MTA To Stop Wasting Straphangers' Time & Money

A July 17th appearance on the 7 train (Tipster) After the chairman of the MTA and the governor who appointed him spent much of the last week arguing that it's the city's job to fund the...

De Blasio Rides F Train To Deliver Message To Cuomo: Fix The Subways

De Blasio Rides F Train To Deliver Message To Cuomo: Fix The Subways

Mayor de Blasio on an F train crammed full of reporters (Gothamist) On Sunday morning Mayor Bill de Blasio ventured into the subway, a place where Governor Andrew Cuomo has not been for nearly seven months,...

UPDATES: Q Train Derails In Brooklyn During Friday Morning Rush

UPDATES: Q Train Derails In Brooklyn During Friday Morning Rush

Flickr user digitizedchaos A southbound Q train derailed in Brooklyn this morning, according to the MTA. No injuries were reported. The train derailed north of the Brighton Beach B/Q station. MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said that...

Cuomo & The Man He Put In Charge Of The MTA Now Say The Subway Is De Blasio's Problem

Cuomo & The Man He Put In Charge Of The MTA Now Say The Subway Is De Blasio's Problem

Lhota during Thursday's press conference. The chairman of the MTA and the governor who appointed him announced on Thursday that they aren't ultimately responsible for what happens to the beleaguered subway system, and that it's the...

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