Latest New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority News

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...

'Unprecedented' NYC subway breakdown sparked by power surge

Aug. 30, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A “sequence of failures” in New York City's subway system following a brief power outage disrupted half of the system for several hours and stranded hundreds of passengers, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday. Hochul said in a statement that a Metropolitan...

MetroNorth adding weekday, weekend trains as ridership rises

Aug. 29, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More trains will be running in the suburbs starting this weekend. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its MetroNorth lines will be back to full, pre-pandemic weekend service beginning Sunday. Starting Monday, 102 trains...

Public hearings set for New York's congestion pricing plan

Aug. 26, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The public will have a chance to weigh in beginning next month on New York’s plan to charge a new toll for motorists entering Manhattan. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday announced 13 virtual meetings beginning on Sept. 13 and...

Proposed bill would penalize NYC for congestion pricing plan

Aug. 11, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

LODI, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey congressmen fired the latest volley Wednesday in the brewing battle over New York City's plan to charge a fee to enter the city's center, announcing legislation that seeks to cut off some federal grants to the city if New Jersey motorists wind up on the...