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

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.

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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.

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Coronavirus in UK: Britons, Unfazed by High Covid Rates, Weigh Their ‘Price of Freedom’

Britain is reporting more than 30,000 new coronavirus cases a day, but the public seems to have moved on. Experts say this could be a glimpse into the future for other countries.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #khan-sadiq, #national-health-service, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #subways, #transit-systems, #vaccination-and-immunization

Britons, Unfazed by High Covid Rates, Weigh Their ‘Price of Freedom’

Britain is reporting more than 30,000 new coronavirus cases a day, but the public seems to have moved on. Experts say this could be a glimpse into the future for other countries.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #khan-sadiq, #national-health-service, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #subways, #transit-systems, #vaccination-and-immunization

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

Tourists in N.Y.C. Marvel at a Cleaner, Less-Crowded Subway

In a newly reopened New York City, travel and hotel costs are still relatively low, enticing some young people, retirees and families to make the trip.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city, #subways, #travel-and-vacations

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

Mexico’s President Says Carlos Slim Might Help Rebuild Collapsed Metro Line

A New York Times investigation found that poor work by Mr. Slim’s company led to the fatal accident. Mr. Slim may be willing to help fix it, but it is not clear if he would pay the costs.

#accidents-and-safety, #engineering-and-engineers, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-train-crash-may-2021, #new-york-city, #new-york-times, #politics-and-government, #slim-helu-carlos, #subways

Mexico City Train Crash Inquiry Points to Construction Flaws

The conclusion, in a preliminary report released by Mexico City’s government, supports the findings of an investigation by The New York Times.

#accidents-and-safety, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #mexico-city-train-crash-may-2021, #subways

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.

#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

Subway Swabbers Find a Microbe Jungle — And Thousands of New Species

A team of international researchers has assembled an atlas of microorganisms present in 60 cities around the world.

#bacteria, #cell-journal, #drug-resistance-microbial, #geography, #microbiology, #subways, #transit-systems, #your-feed-science

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

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

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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Years of Unheeded Warnings. Then the Subway Crash Mexico City Had Feared.

Mexico City’s subway system has been plagued with problems for years. On Monday, an overpass collapsed, and the newest subway line plunged some 50 feet, killing at least 24 people and setting off a political firestorm.

#institutional-revolutionary-party-mexico, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #mexico-city-train-crash-may-2021, #sheinbaum-claudia, #subways, #transit-systems

New York Is Reopening Sooner Rather Than Later

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set May 19 as the date for allowing shops, theaters, restaurants and museums to operate at nearly full capacity.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #humm-daniel, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #theaters-buildings

Subway Train Derails in Mexico City, Killing at Least 13

The derailment occurred at a station in the city’s southeast, injuring at least 70 others, the authorities said.

#mexico-city-mexico, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #subways

New York Region to Accelerate Reopening, Raising Hopes and Anxiety

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing ahead with May 19 reopening plans, and the subway will return to 24-hour service.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #theaters-buildings

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.

#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

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

The Only Thing That Can Really Save the Subway: Riders

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.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #federal-aid-us, #foye-patrick-j, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transportation, #wylde-kathryn-s

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

The Sunday Read: ‘The Case for the Subway’

It built New York City. One writer on why, no matter the cost, the city must rebuild it to survive.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #new-york-city, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

The A Train and the Macarena: 5 Highlights From the Mayor’s Race

Candidates sparred over their subway smarts and did some virtual dancing, while the former sanitation commissioner got support from influential women.

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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.

#bronxworks, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #lopez-rigoberto, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #subways

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

Homeless Man Arrested in Subway Stabbings That Left 2 Dead, 2 Wounded

Rigoberto Lopez, 21, was arrested on murder and attempted murder charges. The police said he ambushed homeless people who were sleeping in the subway.

#city-council-nyc, #far-rockaway-queens-ny, #homeless-persons, #lopez-rigoberto, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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

An Overnight Refuge for Homeless New Yorkers, Lost to the Pandemic

The city’s homeless population has faced a particularly brutal winter as coronavirus restrictions have kept the subway and other indoor public spaces closed.

#banks-steven, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #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

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

Miss the N.Y.C. Subway? These Radio Plays Bring It Back to Life

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.

#bean-natyna, #contreras-julissa, #lambie-alexander, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rattlestick-playwrights-theater, #santiago-ren-dara, #subways, #the-mta-radio-plays-play, #theater

Counting on Biden, M.T.A. Shifts From Doomsday Budget to a Wishful One

New York’s transportation agency is expected to pass a stopgap budget that omits the draconian cuts transit officials have threatened in recent months.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #citizens-budget-commission, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #foye-patrick-j, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reinvent-albany, #riders-alliance, #subways, #transit-systems

‘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.

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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.

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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

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

‘I Am Shaken’: Spate of Violent Subway Attacks Unnerves Riders

Three riders were assaulted in the system over three days this week as reports of felony assaults, burglaries and homicides continue to climb.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #subways, #transit-systems

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.

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