Latest New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority News

Details released on extra tolls for New York City drivers

Aug. 10, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers entering the heart of New York City would pay an extra $9 to $23 as soon as the end of next year under a plan aimed at reducing congestion in the country’s most congested city. Details on the plan, known as congestion pricing, were included in an...

Cellphone, Wi-Fi service expanding across NYC subway system

Jul. 29, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's sprawling subway system will be fully wired for cellphone and Wi-Fi service within about 10 years under a plan approved by transit officials this week. Riders will be able to use their phones throughout the 418 miles of subway tunnels under the plan...

New York moving ahead with 'congestion pricing' toll plan

Jul. 27, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is inching toward becoming the first U.S. city to charge motorists an extra fee for entering its most congested areas. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Wednesday a long-delayed environmental assessment should be released by federal regulators...

NYC subways to be more accessible under lawsuit settlement

Jun. 22, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s iconic subway system will become more accessible to people with disabilities under terms of a settlement announced Wednesday that resolves two lawsuits filed by disability rights advocates. Currently only 113 of the 472 stations have elevators or...

Bon voyage: Old subway cars float off across New York Harbor

Jun. 16, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the end of the line for many of the old subway cars that remain in New York City rail yards. When New York City put R-32s into service in the mid-1960s, people called the shiny new train cars “Brightliners.” Over several decades, millions of people have...