New York’s Subway System Vows to Be 95 Percent Accessible by 2055

The M.T.A. will spend billions to add elevators and ramps to stations as part of a settlement of two lawsuits accusing it of violating the rights of people with disabilities.

#disabilities, #lieber-john-nathan, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

U.K. Hobbled By Largest Railway Strike in Three Decades

Travel was disrupted for tens of millions of people during the country’s biggest walkout in decades as union leaders warned of a summer of labor unrest.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #strikes, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries

U.K. Train Strike Expected to Cause Transit Chaos

Tens of millions of Britons will find traveling difficult or impossible during the biggest walkout in decades, as union leaders warn of a summer of labor unrest.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #strikes, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries

New York Faces New Commuter Surge, Ready or Not, Study Suggests

The study appears to underscore the need for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, part of the huge and long-planned Gateway project.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #commuting, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #hudson-river-tunnels-project, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #regional-plan-assn, #transit-systems

When the Only Way to Get to Work Is This Slow Bus

The Q23 is one of the slowest buses in Queens, where many residents live beyond the subway’s reach and more people ride buses than anywhere else in New York City.

#buses, #delays-transportation, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #transit-systems

Q Train Killing Threatens Subway’s Fragile Comeback

The subway is at a critical moment as transit officials struggle to bring back riders, to shore up the system’s finances and to address fears over safety.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #subways, #transit-systems

‘We Need All Eyes on This’: Police Officers Hunt for Subway Gunman

The police released images of the suspect who fatally shot a 48-year-old man on the Q train on Sunday, and they asked for help in locating the gunman.

#brooklyn-nyc, #canal-street-manhattan-ny, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

Nick Cave Goes Underground

Amid the noise and teem of the Times Square station, the artist’s mosaic Soundsuits feel more alive than they often do in the silence of museums.

#art, #cave-nick-1959, #dickson-jane, #each-one-every-one-equal-all, #lichtenstein-roy, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murals, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

In London, a Long-Awaited High-Speed Train Is Ready to Roll

The Elizabeth line, 13 years in the making, will soon uncoil under central London with cathedral-like stations and roomy cars. Its managers say it’s a testament to the power of public transportation.

#byford-andrew, #cuomo-andrew-m, #johnson-boris, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #subways, #transit-systems

Will We Give the Subway a Second Chance?

What we lose when public spaces no longer feel safe.

#hate-crimes, #mass-shootings, #new-york-city, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

How a Sudden Mask Ruling Left the C.D.C. Reeling

An obscure lawsuit in Florida could endanger the federal health agency’s ability to intervene in future crises.

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Cities Want to Return to Prepandemic Life. One Obstacle: Transit Crime.

Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound.

#assaults, #atlanta-ga, #buses, #chicago-ill, #chicago-transit-authority, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #crime-and-criminals, #east-bay-san-francisco-calif, #lightfoot-lori, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #ryan-kevin-k, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #solis-hilda-l, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #urban-areas, #washington-metropolitan-area-transit-authority

What Travelers Should Know About the Federal Mask Mandate

After a federal mask mandate was struck down on Monday, travelers are facing a patchwork of rules spanning air travel, trains, buses, cruise ships and ride-hailing services. Here’s what to know.

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What Happens When New York’s Covid Alert Level Moves to Medium Risk?

The city will reach a yellow, or medium, risk level if new cases surpass 200 a week for every 100,000 residents. Here’s what that would mean.

#adams-eric-l, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hospitals, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #transit-systems, #vaccination-and-immunization, #westchester-county-ny

Biden Administration May Appeal Mask Mandate Ruling

If the C.D.C. decides there is a public health basis for trying to reinstate and extend the mask mandate, the Justice Department will swiftly file an appeal.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #decisions-and-verdicts, #justice-department, #masks, #mizelle-kathryn-kimball, #railroads, #transit-systems

Americans Watch Sweeping Mask Rules Vanish, With Joy and Fear

Many travelers removed their masks after a judge struck down a federal mandate for public transit. Health experts voiced concern, but President Biden said it was now up to individuals.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #masks, #transit-systems, #transportation, #united-states

For Airlines, the Mask Mandate Couldn’t End Soon Enough

It created tensions between flight attendants and noncompliant passengers, but some travelers are worried about what comes next.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #transit-systems

NYC Subways, Buses and Taxis Are Still Requiring Masks

The state-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority doubled down on its mask mandate for subways, buses and commuter rail.

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

Subway Attack Proves City’s Resilience Again: ‘We Don’t Have a Choice’

The fabled toughness of New York’s residents has helped them power through trauma and tragedy. The shooting this week is another test.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-university-langone-health, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

For M.T.A. Workers, a Normal Tuesday Until Bullets Began to Fly

“Thanks to you, no passengers were left behind and no lives were lost,” Mayor Eric Adams said at a ceremony honoring the workers’ calm response to chaos.

#brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #transit-systems

What to Know About 2022 World Cup Travel to Qatar

Tickets are on sale for the world’s most popular sporting event, but concerns over worker exploitation and laws against homosexuality have complicated the decision to attend for some fans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doha-qatar, #foreign-workers, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-federation-of-association-football-fifa, #qatar, #qatar-airways, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #transit-systems, #travel-and-vacations, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records, #world-cup-2022-soccer

Brooklyn Subway Attack Was ‘Entirely Premeditated,’ Prosecutors Argue

The government will ask a judge to keep Frank R. James behind bars as he faces charges in the shooting that injured at least 30 people.

#brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #transit-systems

Manhunt Ends but Questions Linger After Arrest in Subway Attack

The motive in the shootings has yet to be established.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #cameras, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #hochul-kathleen-c, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

Faulty Subway Cameras in Brooklyn Shooting Were Flagged Days Earlier

Maintenance workers on Sunday inspected the cameras at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn, where a gunman wounded 10 and left 13 injured, and discovered a connection problem.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #crime-and-criminals, #mass-shootings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #security-and-warning-systems, #subways, #transit-systems

The C.D.C. extends the mask mandate on planes and public transit another two weeks.

Despite pressure from airlines and industry groups, the Biden administration extended the requirement to wear masks while traveling.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #transit-systems

Videos Show an Ordinary New York Morning Erupting Into Chaos on the N Train

The attack on Tuesday brought to life a horror that the city had long avoided: a mass shooting on the subway.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #subways, #transit-systems

What NYC Can Learn From How Cities Address Homelessness on Transit

As New York City makes a new push to relocate homeless people from the subway, the experiences of Philadelphia, San Francisco and others show the challenges ahead.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #american-public-transportation-assn, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

Adams Says Encampments of Homeless People Will Be Cleared

Mayor Eric Adams said his administration was pursuing a citywide effort to remove hundreds of makeshift campsites from streets and parks.

#adams-eric-l, #bowery-residentscommittee, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems

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.

#boston-mass, #boston-consulting-group, #buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #massachusetts-bay-transportation-authority, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems, #transportation

Workers Strike in a London Underground Already Battered by the Pandemic

Transport workers started the first of two 24-hour strikes planned for this week amid concerns over unfilled posts, pensions and the long-term financing of the rail system.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #london-england, #london-underground, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #strikes, #subways, #transit-systems, #transport-for-london

Subway Will Test Platform Doors at 3 Stations

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which had resisted calls to add platform barriers, will begin a pilot program amid outcry over safety in the transit system.

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

NYC Attempts to Stop Homeless People From Sheltering on Subways

Some platforms and trains had fewer people sleeping on them than normal on Tuesday, but there were still many people taking shelter in the system.

#adams-eric-l, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

NYC Subway Attacks Show Challenge Adams Faces on Crime

The mayor and governor released a safety plan for the subways that focused on homelessness. But few homeless people were involved in the attacks that spanned Friday evening to Monday morning.

#adams-eric-l, #assaults, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

NYC Officials Announce Plan to Remove Homeless People from Subways

The plan, which calls for stricter enforcement, also promises to offer more mental-heath services and housing options to people who shelter underground.

#adams-eric-l, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government, #subways, #transit-systems

An MTA Discount Program So Exclusive, Barely Anyone in NYC Qualifies

A city program gives 260,000 low-income New Yorkers half-price transit rides. Advocates and transit leaders are calling on the mayor to expand his investment.

#adams-eric-l, #city-council-nyc, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #income-inequality, #metrocard-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #poverty, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #riders-alliance, #subways, #transit-systems, #urban-institute

Will More Bus Lanes Solve N.Y.C. Traffic Problems?

Mayor Eric Adams has promised 150 miles of new bus lanes in New York City, but some drivers and businesses say they have created headaches in the past.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #buses, #london-school-of-economics, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #rodriguez-ydanis, #transit-systems

Will East Harlem Ever Get its Long-Delayed Subway?

Residents have been waiting almost a century for new stations. Some aren’t sure they’ll be built.

#east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #espaillat-adriano-d, #infrastructure-public-works, #maloney-carolyn-b, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #schumer-charles-e, #second-avenue-subway-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

How Remote Work is Crippling New York City’s Commuter Rails

Before the pandemic, they relied on office workers, who paid up to $500 a month on tickets. At the M.T.A., those sales are down 75 percent.

#commuting, #connecticut, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #port-authority-trans-hudson-path, #real-estate-commercial, #solomon-partners, #transit-systems

‘Interborough Express’ for Brooklyn and Queens Moves Step Forward

A new 14-mile transit line, which would not run into Manhattan, would fill a significant gap in New York’s transportation system.

#brooklyn-nyc, #commuting, #hochul-kathleen-c, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #regional-plan-assn, #subways, #transit-systems

A State Budget With an Unexpected Twist: No Red Ink

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a $216.3 billion spending plan as officials projected balanced state budgets through 2027.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #de-blasio-bill, #elections-governors, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #transit-systems

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.

#commuting, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #transit-systems

Woman Dies After Being Pushed Onto Subway Tracks in Times Square

The police said the woman, who was Asian, was shoved in front of an R train as it approached a 42nd Street station in Manhattan on Saturday morning.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #shoving, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

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.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #sewell-keechant, #subways, #transit-systems

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

What’s in Kathy Hochul’s Proposal on Housing, Economy and Climate

The proposals, released as part of Ms. Hochul’s first State of the State address, reflected her priorities as she prepares to run for a full term as governor.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city-environmental-justice-alliance, #new-york-state, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #reinvent-albany, #riders-alliance, #small-business, #state-of-the-state-message-nys, #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

Using a City’s Excess Heat to Reduce Emissions

A district in London has developed an innovative way to divert subway heat for buildings to lower carbon emissions. Other cities are getting creative, as well.

#citiesfortomorrow, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #london-england, #stockholm-sweden, #subways, #transit-systems, #vancouver-british-columbia

Feed the Hungry? In Newark, You’ll Need a Permit for That.

Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, is working on an ordinance that would restrict the practice of feeding homeless people who live on the street.

#coalition-for-the-homeless, #food, #homeless-persons, #ironbound-newark-nj, #new-jersey-transit, #newark-nj, #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

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