For about three months, an Upper West Side comedy club has been organizing Saturday-night shows on the 1 train.
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.
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.
Billions of dollars in federal aid have pulled New York’s transit agency from the depths of its fiscal crisis. But a growing consensus that its ridership may never return entirely threatens its future.
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.
It built New York City. One writer on why, no matter the cost, the city must rebuild it to survive.
Candidates sparred over their subway smarts and did some virtual dancing, while the former sanitation commissioner got support from influential women.
The rampage on the A train line reflected a convergence of crises — homelessness and mental illness — in a desolate subway system.
Transit officials are expected to announce on Thursday that they will not slash bus or subway service through 2022.
Rigoberto Lopez, 21, was arrested on murder and attempted murder charges. The police said he ambushed homeless people who were sleeping in the subway.
Transit agencies pummeled by the pandemic are pushing the new administration to fund projects stalled in the Trump years.
The city’s homeless population has faced a particularly brutal winter as coronavirus restrictions have kept the subway and other indoor public spaces closed.
Public transit systems urgently need more public funding so they can continue to provide an important public service.
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.
A new audio series from Rattlestick Playwrights Theater imagines the bustle of the trains before the pandemic — one story and one station at a time.
New York’s transportation agency is expected to pass a stopgap budget that omits the draconian cuts transit officials have threatened in recent months.
Reeling from the pandemic, transit agencies are grappling with drastic reductions in ridership and pleading for help from Washington.
A reporter answers questions about New York City’s transit system, which faces a $12 billion budget shortfall as ridership starts to resume.
Even as Manhattan stations remain eerily empty, a surge of commuters in other boroughs has pushed overall ridership to 30 percent of normal levels.
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.
Three riders were assaulted in the system over three days this week as reports of felony assaults, burglaries and homicides continue to climb.
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.
The mayor may wait until community spread of the virus stabilizes at a lower rate before reopening the buildings.
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.
Since March, 77 of the 321 retail businesses still operating in the subway system have permanently closed, according to the transit agency.
After a wave of anti-Asian discrimination, the artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya wanted to “turn these hurts into something beautiful.” Her panels will transform a Brooklyn subway station.
The driver was the only person on the city train and was unharmed in the accident early Monday morning, a local safety spokesman said.
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.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new digital map also includes updates on elevators and escalators that are out of service.
Violent crime has risen in the pandemic, as criminals may be emboldened if they’re targeting the only person on a car or platform.
Reports of homicides, rapes and burglaries are posing another challenge to regaining the confidence of passengers during the pandemic.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed rezoning the neighborhood in a move that could become a blueprint for affordable housing in affluent areas.
Our columnist finds that rail companies, both regional systems and Amtrak, are undertaking major coronavirus efforts. But they can’t thoroughly disinfect every seat in every train at every station.
Three people had minor injuries after a northbound A train jumped the tracks at the 14th Street Station, officials said.
Some residents complained that the new neighbors were diminishing the quality of life in the area. Others felt that characterization was unfair.
For workers who are required to be on-site, fear of public transportation has spurred a wave of demand for homes within walking distance of their jobs.
New York City cannot recover without a robust transit system, and the country cannot rebound without New York.
Without federal aid, the agency said, it would need to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent to address its deficit.
The agency, facing staggering financial losses because of the pandemic, said it would have to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent.
As the pandemic wreaks havoc on public transit systems across the country, experts say it is low-income residents, people of color and essential workers bearing the brunt.
In major global cities where the pandemic has ebbed, it appears that public transportation may not be as risky as nervous New Yorkers believe.
New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus.
The transit agency will announce budget cuts on Wednesday. Officials are hoping federal assistance will help ease the crisis that the pandemic has created.
Transit leaders are urging Congress to provide billions of dollars in aid, and warn of dire consequences if they decline.
Some New Yorkers, still nervous about public transit, are getting around town in the fresh air, regardless of how long it takes.
Patrick Cashin spent two decades as the official M.T.A. photographer. From the bridges to the tunnels, he showed us some of his most stunning images.
During the coronavirus pandemic, daily ridership on buses has surpassed the subway for the first time in over half a century.
Reviving subway and bus services helped bring back cities before. It can do so again.
Officials are trying to prevent a return to urban gridlock and pollution as residents begin to travel again.
As the city enters Phase 2, thousands will return to work even as many companies, worried about new cases, keep their workers home.