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Coming In 2015: MTA Fare HikesGothamistMTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast says that the plan is to increase subway and bus fares by four percent beginning in March. It's not clear yet exactly how the increase will affect base fare, weekly and monthly Metrocards, commuter train passes, ...and more »
Verrazano Bridge toll to increase as MTA plans fare hikesStaten Island Advance - SILive.comThe MTA will soon announce the specifics of next year's hike along with a series of public hearings. These hikes were established in a 2009 budget agreement, which looks to keep up with inflation adjustments and the rising health-care, pension and ...and more »
Parks Department charges MTA $33K per tree it removes
The Parks Department is hitting the MTA with a massive bill because of a formula that requires dozens of expensive saplings to be planted for each tree knocked down. The...
MTA Investigating Drill Bit Accident In Queens Subway Tunnel
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is trying to get to the bottom of a bizarre accident after a construction drill pierced a subway tunnel in Queens and brushed against a crowded train car.
MTA preparing for fare hike hearings
Subway riders, get ready to crank up the outrage: The MTA will soon announce public hearings for fare and toll hikes next year to squeeze out hundreds of millions of dollars from passengers.
MTA borrowing could mean major fare hikes
Straphangers could be hit with hefty fare increases if the MTA chooses to borrow billions of dollars to help pay for its transit improvement plan, a new report warns. State...
No winners in this MTA train wreck
It's hard to find winners in the meltdown that occurred last week at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. A Japanese rail car manufacturing company trying to build a plant in Palmdale announced it was tired of fighting a union-supported environmental challenge and instead would build...
MTA track worker burned in electrical explosion at Union Square
A track worker suffered severe burns after an electrical explosion at the Union Square subway station early Thursday, sources said.
MTA bus fatally strikes man as he crosses Queens street
The man, who appeared to be in his 40s, was struck by the MTA bus' rear wheel as it turned right off of Wyckoff Ave. onto Palmetto St. in Ridgewood shortly after 5 a.m., authorities said.
Man Fatally Struck By MTA Bus Driver In Ridgewood
A man in his 40s was struck and killed by an MTA bus driver in Ridgewood, close to the Bushwick border, early this morning, according to police. [ more ? ]
Peak crowds pack many NYC subways as MTA responds to backup
Riders experience it every day. Statistics from the MTA prove the point. The New York City subway system, which celebrated it?s 110th birthday this week, is experiencing record ridership. More than 6 million daily rides were reported not once, but five times in September. For many trying to get to work or around town, that [?]
MTA ate over $200M in losses in botched surveillance work: lawyer
The MTA suffered more than $200 million in unexpected losses scrambling to install high-tech surveillance equipment to protect subway riders from potential terror attacks after defense contractor Lockheed Martin failed...