What Does Riding N.Y.C.’s Subway Look Like In a Pandemic?

We talked to New Yorkers at stations in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Their experiences riding the subway hint at the barriers to drawing back those who are not.

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Police to Step Up Patrols of New York Subway, Adams Says

As the subway tries to lure back riders, Mayor Eric Adams said that officers would more regularly patrol stations and trains.

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As Omicron Infects Workers, Subway Service Suffers

With coronavirus cases surging, about 21 percent of subway operators and conductors were absent this week, leading transit officials to suspend three lines and change schedules on others.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

‘It Felt So New York’: One Year on the Subway

The city has begun to recover from the pandemic in fits and starts. Throughout, the world underneath the streets has mirrored the suffering, and joys, of the city above.

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

M.T.A. to Offer Free Rides for ‘Tap-and-Go’ Customers

Transit leaders hope to boost ridership by putting a weekly fare cap on trips made with the subway’s new “tap-and-go” payment system.

#community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metrocard-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems

M.T.A. to Offer Free Rides for OMNY ‘Tap-and-Go’ Customers

Transit leaders hope to boost ridership by putting a weekly fare cap on trips made with the subway’s new “tap-and-go” payment system.

#community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metrocard-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems

Why Retired Subway Workers Are Getting $35,000 to Come Back

The pandemic caused a shortage of train and bus workers. Now transit agencies in New York and around the nation are aggressively recruiting and hiring.

#bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey-transit, #shortages, #subways, #transit-systems

The M.T.A. Will Avoid Immediate Fare Hikes and Service Cuts

Officials said that federal money, including the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, will help the M.T.A. keep fares stable for at least six months and avoid service cuts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hochul-kathleen-c, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reinvent-albany, #subways, #transit-systems

How the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could New York

The bill, which President Biden is expected to sign Monday, is likely to fund road and bridge repairs, water infrastructure upgrades and airport expansions.

#airports, #bridges-and-tunnels, #brookings-institution, #buses, #connecticut, #corbett-kevin-s, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #garbarino-andrew, #gutman-hank, #infrastructure-public-works, #latimer-george-s, #law-and-legislation, #malliotakis-nicole, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #reed-thomas-w-ii, #regional-plan-assn, #roads-and-traffic, #subways, #transit-systems, #tri-state-transportation-campaign, #van-drew-jeff

Heavy Rain Soaks New York

A flash flood watch will be in effect all day as a storm system moves through the region.

#floods, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #weather

Faster Buses on 5th Avenue? Not if Business Leaders Get Their Way.

A busway in the heart of Manhattan is now uncertain after a major real estate developer expressed opposition to the plans to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

#buses, #de-blasio-bill, #fifth-avenue-manhattan-ny, #fifth-avenue-assn, #gutman-hank, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #roth-steven, #vornado-realty-trust

Unmasked Cops Remove a Subway Rider After He Confronts Them

Andrew Gilbert said he repeatedly asked two officers to wear masks in accordance with M.T.A. and Police Department policy. He was eventually pushed out of the station.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #vaccination-and-immunization

Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. Everyone Has an Opinion.

New Yorkers argued over who should be exempt, who is bearing most of the burden and who should get a seat at the decision-making table.

#automobiles, #congestion-pricing, #gottheimer-joshua-s-1975, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #roads-and-traffic, #tolls

How Can New York City Prepare for the Next Ida? Here’s a To-Do List.

The recipe sounds simple: Improve drainage. Use plants, tanks and barriers to slow water. But it takes money and cooperation.

#browne-christopher, #columbia-university, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #regional-plan-assn, #sewers-and-sewage, #subways, #trust-for-public-land, #weather

Nick Cave Digs Deep, With a Symphony in Glass

For his new installation of mosaics in New York, the artist ventures below Times Square.

#art, #cave-nick-1959, #content-type-personal-profile, #mayer-michael, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #sculpture, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

Here’s What Train Service Looks Like in NY After Ida’s Damaging Floods

The majority of the city’s subway lines had delays Friday morning, while the area’s airports appeared to be running smoothly.

#airports, #amtrak, #buses, #delays-transportation, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #transit-systems

The Storm Warnings Were Dire. Why Couldn’t the City Be Protected?

New York City and state officials knew heavy rains were coming, but their preparations couldn’t save the city from death and destruction.

#de-blasio-bill, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #rain, #subways, #weather

Why New York Couldn’t Be Protected From Hurricane Ida

New York City and state officials knew heavy rains were coming, but their preparations couldn’t save the city from death and destruction.

#de-blasio-bill, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #rain, #subways, #weather

New York is particularly vulnerable to extreme storms. Here’s why.

The remnants of Hurricane Ida paralyzed the city. It’s exactly the kind of storm that is likely to become more frequent in the climate crisis.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #rain, #subways

New York City Shuts Train Service as Ida Barrels Through Region

About 200 people were rescued from a train near Newark Airport on Wednesday night as heavy rains and flooding shut down major train routes.

#delays-transportation, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #long-island-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #subways, #transit-systems

Lights Flickered in New York City. Why Did the Subways Grind to a Halt?

Elected officials wanted to know why a brief power disruption was followed by widespread problems in the subway system.

#consolidated-edison-inc, #delays-transportation, #energy-and-power, #hochul-kathleen-c, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

Commuter Trains Have Kept Rolling. Will All Those Riders Ever Return?

Transit agencies in the New York City region are having to reinvent their railroads to adapt to the shift away from going to the office every day.

#commuting, #connecticut, #coronavirus-reopenings, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #transit-systems

A Nightmare of Blood and Steel: The ’90s Subway Crash That Changed Everything

When a train jumped the tracks near Union Square, killing five and injuring 200, officials were forced to tighten safety protocols.

#metropolitan-transportation-authority, #prendergast-thomas-f, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #ray-robert-e, #subways, #union-square-manhattan-ny

Heavy Rains Pound New York City, Flooding Subway Stations and Roads

More than a dozen people were rescued from a flooded highway in the Bronx, and more rain was expected overnight as Tropical Storm Elsa hit.

#floods, #hurricane-elsa-2021, #major-deegan-expressway-bronx-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #rain, #roads-and-traffic, #subways, #transit-systems, #weather

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.

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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

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

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.

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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

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. 

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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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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.

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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

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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