all stories tagged "MTA"


The W train, seen here arriving in Astoria, Queens, was discontinued in 2010 due to budget constraints. Residents want it back. Flickr/ heathbrandon.
Georgia Kral  |  August 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The MTA is restoring bus lines and creating new ones. But straphangers in parts of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn want to know why their services were left out.
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Bijan Rezvani  |  August 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
MetroFocus reviews recent news around MTA advertisements, the basic mechanics of MTA's ad system and what it means to have it in your pocket.
The Q train won the top prize with a ranking of $1.60, winning for the first time since 2001. MetroFocus/Esha Ray.
Esha Ray  |  August 1, 2012 5:22 PM | Comments
The Straphangers Campaign released its 2012 "State of the Subways" report card this week, ranking the Q line as the best and the C line as the worst.
The interface of the Roadify app shows the wide variety of transit options available for users. Image courtesy of roadify.com
John Farley  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 9 Comments
MetroFocus looked at some of the most handy apps to hit the tri-state in the past few years, covering the MTA, mass transit, traffic conditions and more.VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
This MTA project aims to increase rail capacity from Long Island into Manhattan by nearly 50 percent, and save East Side-bound travelers 30 to 40 minutes a day.VIDEO
The threatened extension of the G Train will be made permanent, the MTA announced Thursday. Flickr/Seth Thomas Rasmussen
John Farley  |  July 20, 2012 1:01 PM | 1 Comment
After coping with the harsh cuts of 2010, straphangers have a reason to celebrate.
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City & State  |  July 18, 2012 1:14 PM | Comments
City & State profiled transit's major players about the big infrastructure issues.
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Cody Lyon for Gotham Gazette  |  July 18, 2012 11:16 AM | Comments
In the near future, subway riders exiting a station may be able to use their fare cards to use bikes at docking stations.
A cyclist cruises down a New York City bike lane. Both houses of Congress passed a new transportation bill on Friday, which, according to the organization America Bikes, could reduce bike and pedestrian funding by 60 to 70 percent. Flickr/CarlosPacheco
John Farley  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The bill, passed at the last minute in Congress, received both sighs of relief and strong negative reactions from law makers and transit advocates.
Young straphangers board the B61 bus in Red Hook. Residents say that since the B77 was cut in 2010, the rerouted B61 is constantly overcrowded and doesn't effectively serve their community. Flickr/Samantha Grace Lewis
John Farley  |  June 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Since the B77 bus was cut, residents say they're cut off from the city, and drivers say frustrated passengers are taking their anger out on them.
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