If the proposed fare increase is approved, six cents per ride will be deposited into a healthcare fund for drivers. According to the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, 50 percent of yellow cab drivers have no health insurance.
The MTA spent almost $500 million last year on paratransit services for New Yorkers with disabilities. Plans to divert riders to public transportation or taxis are being questioned by disability advocates.
Disability rights advocates suffered a defeat last week, but are already gearing up for a comeback.
7,000 more bikes will be on the streets in the coming weeks. Do you know the rules of the road?
Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman says including a stop at New York’s Penn Station is essential for a future tunnel. The Gateway Project includes that while the ARC Tunnel plan did not.