Latest New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority News

New Yorkers won't face bus, subway fare hikes, service cuts

Nov. 15, 2021 15:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers won’t face higher fares or service cuts on buses and subways for the time being. Gov. Kathy Hochul and acting Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Janno Lieber said Monday the goal is to induce more people to come back to public...

NY, NJ, Conn. agree on dividing up federal transit aid

Nov. 09, 2021 11:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After months of negotiations, New York and its two neighboring states have finally agreed on how to divide up billions in federal COVID-19 relief money aimed at public transit. New York will receive about $10.8 billion, New Jersey will get about $2.6...

Hochul tests rail route from Long Island to Grand Central

Oct. 31, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-anticipated and long-delayed rail route from Long Island to Grand Central Terminal is nearing reality. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a 27-minute test ride on the train Sunday...

All New York subway stations now have security cameras

Sep. 13, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All of New York’s 472 subway stations now are equipped with security cameras. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Monday that it had installed the last of thousands of cameras at the G line’s Broadway stop. The...

NYC subway breakdown blamed on 'power off' button being hit

Sep. 10, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A recent power outage that disrupted half of New York City's subway system for several hours and stranded hundreds of passengers was likely caused by someone accidentally pressing an “Emergency Power Off” button, according to investigations released Friday. ...

4 vaccinated front-line workers cope with pandemic's toll

Sep. 07, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The early months of the coronavirus pandemic shined a spotlight on essential workers. As cities shutdown, thank you signs went up on windows and applause rang out each evening for the workers still out there. At the time, there was hope the pandemic...