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Report Questions MTA's Priorities in Its Capital ProgramNY1The Metropolitan Transportation Authority envisions pouring more than $30 billion into the transit system improvements over the next five years, but a new report says the MTA's priorities are out of whack on how it spends that money. NY1's Jose ...
MTA Updates Subway Car Cleaning Procedures
As part of its ongoing Ebola preparation efforts the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has updated its existing protocols for cleaning potentially infectious waste -- such as bodily fluids -- throughout the subway system.
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...
MTA Says Subway System Is Safe To Ride After Some Raise Concerns About Ebola
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is assuring customers that the subway system is safe to ride after some straphangers became concerned after hearing that New York City's first Ebola patient rode the subway several times before testing positive for the disease.
Report Questions MTA's Priorities in Its Capital Program
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority envisions pouring more than $30 billion into the transit system improvements over the next five years, but a new report says the MTA's priorities are out of whack on how it spends that money.
MTA Breaks Ridership Record But It's Still So Broke
For five days last month, the MTA experienced record-high ridership numbers, culminating on September 23rd, when 6,106,694 people swiped their cards and used the most effective mass transit conveyance in the country. Ridership on New York City's subway hasn't been this high since the 1940s, but the MTA is still dangerously strapped for cash. A new audit by the state comptroller [ PDF ] shows ...
NYS Comptroller Warns MTA Borrowing Could Mean More Fare Hikes
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is set to increase fares by four percent next year, but the hikes may have to be steeper, according to a new report.
Report warns MTA borrowing could hike fares further
Fares are at risk for an even greater hike if the MTA is forced to borrow billions of dollars to fund its transit improvement plan, the state comptroller warned Tuesday.
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...
DiNapoli: More MTA Debt Would Cause Fare and Toll Spike
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says simply borrowing the money to pay for the MTA's upcoming Capital Plan could be costly for riders. The $32 billion plan covers a slew of repairs and new projects , including the extension of the Second Avenue Subway, new stops for Metro North in the Bronx and at Penn Station, and access to Grand Central Terminal for the Long Island Rail Road. The MTA has only ...
EBOLA BLOG: MTA: 'Subway system is safe to ride'
Up-to-date information on the Ebola situation in New York after an emergency room doctor who, after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested positive for the virus.