N.Y.C.’s New Subway Chief Comes From Boston and Doesn’t Own a Car

Richard A. Davey, a former Massachusetts transportation secretary, will be the first permanent president of New York City Transit since the start of the pandemic.

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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.

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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.

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Four Subway Stabbings and a Young Man’s Downward Spiral

The rampage on the A train line reflected a convergence of crises — homelessness and mental illness — in a desolate subway system.

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Attacker Stalked Women in Brooklyn for Weeks as Police Stayed Silent

Women were repeatedly being assaulted at or near a Williamsburg subway station, but the police failed to post warnings. One victim’s social media post finally led to an arrest.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New York City Begins Phase 1 of Reopening

After months of a devastating outbreak, the city is officially back in business, with as many as 400,000 people returning to work.

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N.Y.C. Begins Reopening

After months of a devastating outbreak, the city is officially back in business, with as many as 400,000 people returning to work.

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Returning to Work on the Subway? Here’s What You Need to Know.

As riders prepare to start riding the trains again during New York City’s initial reopening, the safety of public transit is a big question.

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