Transportation


Joe Lhota is the newly appointed chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been deliberating on a new MTA chief since Jay Walder resigned in July. Photo courtesy of Madison Square Garden.
Gene Russianoff  |  October 20, 2011 5:15 PM | Comments
Joe Lhota will be taking on one of the toughest jobs in government in one of the harshest economic times in America. But he's qualified for the job.
Rendering of Moynihan Station in Midtown Manhattan. Image courtesy of hellskitchennyc.blogspot.com.
John Farley  |  October 20, 2011 10:44 AM | Comments
By naming one of his deputies to run the Port Authority yesterday and putting the agency in charge of building an expanded Moynihan Station in Midtown, Gov. Andrew Cuomo put another footprint in the center of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New York City.
Members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 march into Zuccotti Park to join the the Occupy Wall Street protest. Alexander Hotz
Alice Brennan and Alexander Hotz for The New York World  |  October 4, 2011 1:50 PM | 5 Comments
As the MTA embarks on the largest borrowing program in its history, the Transit Workers Union has decided to take up its megaphone and question just how much money Wall Street is making off the agency's debt. VIDEO
my 9.11 graphic
Sam Lewis  |  September 9, 2011 9:39 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus asked our readers to respond to this question: Is there an image, place or object that instantly brings back your experience on or after 9/11?
Port Authority approves revised toll hike plan. Can Port Authority learn lessons from other cities? Twitter/Greg Mocker.
Sam Lewis and John Farley  |  August 19, 2011 11:18 AM | Updated: August 24, 2011 10:10 AM | 3 Comments
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's plan to increase tolls is just the latest in a series of cost saving measures -- is there a cautionary tale from other urban centers or a creative model the region can follow?
The Bayonne Bridge connects Staten Island to Manhattan. If the Port Authority toll increases happen, the fee for those paying in cash to cross the bridge will jump to $15. Flickr/ H.L.I.T.
John Farley  |  August 16, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: August 18, 2011 06:22 PM | 121 Comments
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will support a toll hike, but one that is substantially less than originally proposed by the Port Authority, reported ABC News. ABC reported that the governors will support a toll increase of $1.50 at peak hours, and a 25 cent increase on PATH fares.VIDEO
Outside the Holland Tunnel in 1985. This river crossing saw tk tk commuters on it's first day in 19xx? Library of Congress/Jet Lowe.
Bob Feinberg  |  August 10, 2011 3:44 PM | 1 Comment
The plight of the modern Jersey commuter is top of mind this week as the Port Authority seeks to raise tolls. Perhaps some historical perspective on the trans-Hudson River commute will ameliorate the pain of those proposed hikes.
Trains leaving the station at Journal Square in Jersey City. Mayor Jeremiah Healy calls the Port Authority toll hikes "a crushing blow."
Daniel T. Allen  |  August 9, 2011 12:17 PM | 1 Comment
The Port Authority proposal for steep new bridge and tunnel toll and path fares has drawn sharp reaction from elected officials and commuters throughout New Jersey.VIDEO
Plans to charge drivers to cross 60th Street from uptown, and impose tolls for the first time on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Ed Koch Queensboro bridges.
Adam Lisberg City Hall News  |  August 9, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments
Could the Port Authority’s proposed $4 toll increase on Hudson River bridges and tunnels be the catalyst to put tolls on the free East River bridges and impose congestion pricing?
Filmmaker Liz Garbus. Her new film "Something's Wrong with Aunt Diane" premiers on HBO. Photo courtesy of Moxie Firecracker Productions.
Karen Duffy  |  August 5, 2011 10:05 AM | 34 Comments
The award winning filmmaker's newest film, "There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane," is part of HBO's Documentary Films Summer Series.VIDEO
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