Lawmakers Balk at Cuomo’s Plan for M.T.A. Leadership

Sarah Feinberg’s potential role leading the nation’s largest transit system appeared uncertain a day after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced it.

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In Rebuke to Cuomo, Lawmakers Balk at His Plans for M.T.A. Leadership

Sarah Feinberg’s potential role leading the nation’s largest transit system appeared uncertain a day after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced it.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cuomo-andrew-m, #feinberg-sarah-1977, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #ravitch-richard, #state-legislatures, #transit-systems

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Sarah Feinberg Will Be Nominated to Run M.T.A.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will nominate Ms. Feinberg, a close ally, to oversee the largest transit system in North America.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #foye-patrick-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #subways, #transit-systems

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N.Y.C.’s Subway Musicians Return to M.T.A. Platforms

After 14 months away, authorized performers returned to train platforms to play for a reduced ridership.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #music, #new-york-city, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #street-performers, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

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The M.T.A. Is Breached by Hackers as Cyberattacks Surge

Hackers with suspected ties to China penetrated the New York transit agency’s computer systems in April, an M.T.A. document shows. Transit officials say the intrusion did not pose a risk to riders.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #fireeye-inc, #infrastructure-public-works, #mandiant-corp, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

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New York City Traffic is Back,According to Reporters

In New York City, traffic has roared back to nearly prepandemic levels; perhaps no one has a better front-row seat than traffic reporters.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #memorial-day, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #news-and-news-media, #ny1, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems, #transportation-department-nyc

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Will New York City Finally Have a Bus Mayor?

Eight leading mayoral candidates share their ideas and plans for improving public transit.

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Memorializing a Year of Loss in New York

City agencies are grappling with how to recognize workers who were lost in the coronavirus pandemic. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #correction-department-nyc, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #government-employees, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #new-york-city

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It’s ‘Showtime’ Again on the New York Subway

Our photographer has been riding the subway all year, talking to train conductors, students, tourists and more to see how New Yorkers are living their lives underground.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

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Is New York’s MTA Subway Safe? Many Riders Say No.

City officials cite lower subway crime numbers, but a spate of random attacks has unnerved riders.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #subways, #transit-systems, #wylde-kathryn-s

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New York’s Subway Returns to 24 Hours Full Service

M.T.A. officials restored round-the-clock trains more than a year after the system was closed during overnight hours for cleaning.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

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N.Y.C. Mayoral Candidates Keep Focus on Crime After a Feisty Debate

Back on the campaign trail, the leading Democrats traded barbs over their competing visions for public safety.

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Rash of Subway Attacks Raises Worries With 24-Hour Service Set to Return

Hours after mayoral candidates clashed over how to address crime in the transit system, the police reported a series of early-morning assaults.

#assaults, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #homeless-persons, #internal-storyline-no, #mcguire-raymond-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #morales-dianne, #subways, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Rash of MTA Subway Attacks Raise Worries With Service Set to Return

Hours after mayoral candidates clashed over how to address crime in the transit system, the police reported a series of early-morning assaults.

#assaults, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #homeless-persons, #internal-storyline-no, #mcguire-raymond-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #morales-dianne, #subways, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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‘It’ll Get Better’: Chaplains Play Essential Role for Transit Workers

Metropolitan Transportation Authority chaplains have long provided counseling to workers, a role that is even more important during the pandemic.

#chaplains, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #transit-systems

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To Save Penn Station, New York Wants to Build 10 Skyscrapers

The state says revenue from the new towers can finance the rebuilding of the rail terminal. But the pandemic has upended the need for office space.

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‘We’re Suffering’: How Remote Work Is Killing Manhattan’s Storefronts

Landlords cut small retailers a break on rent during the pandemic, but stores are still struggling because too few office workers and tourists have returned.

#empire-state-building-manhattan-ny, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #labor-and-jobs, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #restaurants, #rockefeller-center-manhattan-ny, #rothmans, #rudin-management-co, #rudin-william-c, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #small-business, #strausman-mark, #union-square-manhattan-ny

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A Stand-Up Set at the Swipe of a MetroCard

For about three months, an Upper West Side comedy club has been organizing Saturday-night shows on the 1 train.

#comedy-and-humor, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #stand-up-ny-manhattan-ny-comedy-club, #subways, #zoldan-dani

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What the ‘Invisible’ People Cleaning the Subway Want Riders to Know

Contract workers hired to help disinfect the New York City subway during the pandemic are asking the M.T.A. to support a job they say goes far beyond wiping down poles.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foye-patrick-j, #gonzalez-rojas-jessica-1976, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Will Lagging Ridership Cloud the Future of Public Transit?

New York City’s system depends on revenue from fares, but it could take years for riders to fully return to subways, trains and buses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #flowers-and-plants, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

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Biden Stimulus Package Helps Mass Transit Avoid Doomsday Cuts

President Biden’s sweeping stimulus package includes the largest single infusion of federal aid that public transportation has ever received, allowing agencies to scrap plans for draconian cuts.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #citizens-budget-commission, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #foye-patrick-j, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #schumer-charles-e, #subways, #transit-systems, #transportation, #transportation-department-us, #united-states, #wylde-kathryn-s

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N.Y.C. Staves Off Cuts to Public Transit, Despite Dire Warnings

Transit officials are expected to announce on Thursday that they will not slash bus or subway service through 2022.

#citizens-budget-commission, #congestion-pricing, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #manhattan-institute, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #reinvent-albany, #subways, #transit-systems

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5 Things N.Y.C. Wants From Biden to Transform Transportation

Transit agencies pummeled by the pandemic are pushing the new administration to fund projects stalled in the Trump years.

#airports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #congestion-pricing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-rick, #cuomo-andrew-m, #foye-patrick-j, #hudson-river-tunnels-project, #infrastructure-public-works, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-building-congress, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #railroads, #regional-plan-assn, #schumer-charles-e, #second-avenue-subway-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems, #transportation

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How the Pandemic Left the $25 Billion Hudson Yards Eerily Deserted

The largest private development in U.S. history has attracted marquee companies, but is struggling with unsold luxury condos and a mall barren of shoppers.

#amtrak, #facebook-inc, #foreign-investments, #hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #neiman-marcus-group, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #related-cos, #ross-stephen-m, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls

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New Yorkers Can’t Find Parking. For Bikes.

The uptick in cycling during the pandemic has shined a light on the problem.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #citi-bike, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foye-patrick-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #smith-tracy-k, #transit-systems

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Keep the Trains and Buses Running

Public transit systems urgently need more public funding so they can continue to provide an important public service.

#bay-area-rapid-transit, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #washington-metropolitan-area-transit-authority

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N.Y.C. Transit Postpones 4% Fare Hike, Hoping for Federal Rescue

The cash-strapped agency is delaying the increase amid pressure from advocates and elected officials who say the change would hurt essential and low-wage workers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foye-patrick-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #riders-alliance, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #subways

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M.T.A. Bus Plunges 50 Feet, Dangles From Overpass After Crash

At least seven people, including the driver, were injured when the front of the bus spilled onto the Cross Bronx Expressway, officials said.

#bronx-nyc, #buses, #cross-bronx-expressway-bronx-ny, #fire-department-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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‘Existential Peril’: Mass Transit Faces Huge Service Cuts Across U.S.

Reeling from the pandemic, transit agencies are grappling with drastic reductions in ridership and pleading for help from Washington.

#american-public-transportation-assn, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #foye-patrick-j, #massachusetts-bay-transportation-authority, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #schumer-charles-e, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #transit-systems, #tri-state-transportation-campaign

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The Uncertain State of the Subway

A reporter answers questions about New York City’s transit system, which faces a $12 billion budget shortfall as ridership starts to resume.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-society-library, #subways, #womens-rights

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MTA Worker Accused of Overtime Fraud Made $461,000 in One Year

Five transit employees put in claims for ‘almost physically impossible’ shifts, a prosecutor said. That allowed them to outearn even New York’s governor.

#long-island-rail-road-co, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #strauss-audrey-attorney, #transit-systems

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Crowded Subways? Yes, in Neighborhoods Where People Have to Go to Work

Even as Manhattan stations remain eerily empty, a surge of commuters in other boroughs has pushed overall ridership to 30 percent of normal levels.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #manhattan-institute, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #tri-state-transportation-campaign

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What the M.T.A.’s ‘Doomsday’ Cuts Would Actually Look Like

The New York transit agency has threatened to slash subway and bus service by 40 percent if it doesn’t receive federal aid. What could really happen is a bit more complicated.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #citizens-budget-commission, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foye-patrick-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems

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‘Vision Zero’ Leader Is the Latest to Leave New York Mayor’s Team

The departure of Polly Trottenberg, the New York City transportation commissioner, is likely to signal a raft of departures from the de Blasio administration.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #de-blasio-bill, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trottenberg-polly

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The Perilous State of the Subways: 5 Takeaways

A doomsday plan could slash subway service by 40 percent, eliminate bus routes and cut jobs if the M.T.A. doesn’t get billions in federal aid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #schumer-charles-e, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #transit-systems, #transit-workers-union, #transportation

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N.Y.C.’s Schools Shutdown, Explained

The mayor may wait until community spread of the virus stabilizes at a lower rate before reopening the buildings.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #education-department-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways

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Subway Service Could Be Cut 40% if No Federal Aid Arrives

On Wednesday, transit officials announced some new details of proposed service cuts, including slashing weekend service and eliminating bus lines, to address its multibillion-dollar budget hole.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #foran-robert-e, #mckinseyco, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #transit-systems, #transit-workers-union, #tri-state-transportation-campaign

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State and City Governments Are Too Big to Fail

Together, they employ about 23 million essential workers. But the pandemic has pushed them to the brink. President-elect Biden needs to step in now.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #house-of-representatives, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #property-taxes, #real-estate-commercial, #states-us, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Businesses Underground Are Desperate. Even the Oyster Bar Can’t Survive.

Since March, 77 of the 321 retail businesses still operating in the subway system have permanently closed, according to the transit agency.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #ingber-sandy, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #record-mart, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #transit-systems

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M.T.A. Slashes in Service Could Erase 450,000 Jobs

A new report found that service cuts could cost the New York metropolitan area 450,000 jobs by 2022, resulting in $50 billion in lost earnings.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #new-york-university, #subways, #transit-systems

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Finally, a Subway Map With Real-Time Train Locations and Delays

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new digital map also includes updates on elevators and escalators that are out of service.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maps, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #meyer-sarah, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #riders-alliance, #subways, #transit-systems

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Subways Are Less Busy and Less Safe

Violent crime has risen in the pandemic, as criminals may be emboldened if they’re targeting the only person on a car or platform.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts, #sex-crimes, #subways, #transit-systems

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In Emptier Subways, Violent Crime Is Rising

Reports of homicides, rapes and burglaries are posing another challenge to regaining the confidence of passengers during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts, #sex-crimes, #subways, #transit-systems, #vandalism

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The Future of Wealthy SoHo

Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed rezoning the neighborhood in a move that could become a blueprint for affordable housing in affluent areas.

#affordable-housing, #city-council-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #gentrification, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #molly-clark, #new-york-city, #soho-manhattan-ny, #subways, #tiktok-bytedance

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When a Bus Driver Told a Rider to Wear a Mask, ‘He Knocked Me Out Cold’

More than 170 New York City transit workers have been harassed or assaulted for asking passengers to wear masks.

#buses, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems, #transport-workers-union

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When a NYC MTA Bus Driver Told a Rider to Wear a Mask, ‘He Knocked Me Out Cold’

More than 170 New York City transit workers have been harassed or assaulted for asking passengers to wear masks.

#buses, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems, #transport-workers-union

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The Subways Are Facing a Five-Alarm Fire

New York City cannot recover without a robust transit system, and the country cannot rebound without New York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems, #transportation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The M.T.A.’s Doomsday Budget Plan

Without federal aid, the agency said, it would need to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent to address its deficit.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #buses, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #second-avenue-subway-nyc, #subways, #surfing, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #transit-systems

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M.T.A. Warns of Doomsday Subway Cuts Without $12 Billion in Federal Aid

The agency, facing staggering financial losses because of the pandemic, said it would have to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delays-transportation, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

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Smashed Windows on Subway Cars Have Cost the M.T.A. $300,000

The vandalism, which harkens back to a period of economic hardship in New York City, comes at a time when the transit agency is facing a staggering financial crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #transit-systems, #vandalism

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