MTA

Subway’s newest $740M train breaks down in less than a day

The newest model of train to hit the tracks had a bumpy first day.<p>The R179 model from Bombardier that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority …

Transit

Andy Byford leaves Toronto for the lights of Broadway

A look back at the highs and lows of the Byford years, and the challenges ahead for his successor.Andy Byford will leave his post as CEO of the TTC …

Transit

Multiple renovation projects around Grand Central create rush-hour bottlenecks

Rush hour commuters have had to deal with the MTA working in partnership with SL Green, as well as a Tishman Speyer project<p>Several exits at the Grand …

Grand Central Station

A Challenge for the New Subway Boss: Avoiding Political Feuds

When Andy Byford takes over the helm of New York City’s subway and bus system early next year, he will start the job with a professed desire to avoid political feuds and disputes over funding. But from his first day, Mr. Byford could very well find himself in the middle of a battle involving the …

New York City

Morning Spin: Emanuel calls New York vs. Chicago transit 'a tale of two cities'

<i>Welcome</i> <i>to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here.</i><p><b>Topspin</b><p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his feud with New York City’s beleaguered subway system Tuesday, a day before the Chicago Transit …

Rahm Emanuel

It’s Not Just the Track That’s Broken

Andy Byford, who is coming from Toronto to take over the New York City bus and subway system next month, has to fix a fleet of subway cars that in each of the last five years has broken down more often. That’s a job. So is managing the 47,000 people who make the city move. And so is pleasing the …

Andrew Cuomo

Toronto Transit Chief to Head Agency Overseeing Subways

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has named Andy Byford, the current CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission, to lead the New York City Transit …

New York City Politics

Campaign urges riders call out Cuomo during subway delays

NEW YORK - A new campaign wants city stranphangers to let the governor know every time a subway is delayed on social media.<p>The Riders Alliance say …

Andrew Cuomo

Fixing the subways: We’ve got this

The subway is the lifeblood of the city, the economic engine that propels New York.

Hurricane Sandy

Cuomo’s latest subway con job

Your electric bill is headed up yet again — because Gov. Cuomo needs a scapegoat for the subway’s woes and a piggy bank for repair bills, and he …

Opinion

Who to Blame for Your Subway Nightmare

Success has many fathers, the old saying goes, while failure is an orphan. Not in New York’s dilapidated subways. That’s where failure has plenty of fathers: governors and mayors who, one after another, siphoned money from mass transit to pay for whatever else suited their budgetary fancy. The …

Opinion

Tax Bill's Fine Print: Making It Tougher for Cities, States to Refinance Debt

The North Olmsted City school district in suburban Cleveland was planning to wait a few years before refinancing $48 million in outstanding bonds used to build a new middle school and high school. Now Treasurer Robert Matson is hoping to get the deal done before Christmas.<p>The reason: The Republican …

Finance

Michael Buble will host 2018 Juno Awards

Canadian singer Michael Buble will be the host the 2018 Juno Awards.

Canada

New York Today: What Are You Thankful For?

<i>Good morning on this wavering Wednesday.</i><p>Thanksgiving is so close, you may already be able to smell your neighbor’s cooking.<p>Deep inhale. (<i>Ah, that’s nice</i>.)<p>We asked New York Today readers what they’re thankful for this holiday, but let us start by saying this: Thank you.<p>For your enthusiasm and energy …

New York City

OPP identify 25-year-old man killed in crash near Brantford, Ont.

PARIS, Ont. -- Provincial police have identified a man killed in a crash in the community of Paris, near Brantford, Ont.<p>Police say 25-year-old …

Horse Racing (Canada)

History-making MTA worker dies giving birth to twins

The MTA’s first-ever woman elevator and escalator mechanic died last week while giving birth to twins, her grieving family and co-workers said Monday.<p>…

New York City

New York City's subway is falling apart — here's how it compares to other cities around the world

2017 is a particularly bad year for the New York City subway. A few highlights: A train got stuck underground without air-conditioning in the summer for nearly an hour; a track fire bogged down multiple lines and sent nine people to the hospital; and after a train derailed for the second time in …

Business

A New York Times investigation reveals why the NYC subway system is such a mess

• <b>The New York Times published an investigative report on Saturday that explained why the New York City subway system has become increasingly unreliable.</b>• <b><br>The report found that a combination of decreased funding, financial mismanagement, and generous union deals contributed to the subway system's</b> …

Business

Toronto Transit Chief Tapped For NYC

The man chosen to lead New York City’s subway and bus system says he intends to “shake things up a bit.”<p>Andy Byford, the 52-year-old chief executive of Toronto’s transit system, was announced Tuesday as the next president of New York City Transit. The authority, a unit of the Metropolitan …

News (U.S.)

Muni Bonds Face Headwind as Governments Borrow Before Tax Change

A last minute borrowing spree by states and cities may throw a damper on the municipal-debt market’s best annual returns in three years.<p>Investors and …

Business

Failing Subway Threatens New York’s Financial Future, M.T.A. Chief Says

The leader of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority acknowledged on Monday that the failing health of New York City’s subway system imperils not only the city’s financial future, but the well-being of the surrounding region.<p>Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the transportation authority, said in …

New York City

New York Today: Readers Respond to the State of Our Subway

<i>Good morning on this bright Tuesday.</i><p>An investigation by The New York Times revealed how the city’s crumbling subway system got to this crisis point — through decades of those in power steering money away from the problems at hand.<p>We have received nearly a thousand responses to the story as of this …

New York City

State Audit Finds MTA Has Lost Millions From Unpaid Tolls and Fees

Audit by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office shows MTA didn’t collect or waived $11.3 million of unpaid tolls between 2012 and 2017<p>The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has lost millions in unpaid tolls and related fees as it rolled out cashless tolling, a new audit found.<p>The audit, released …

News (U.S.)

Slammed by exposé, Cuomo must act on subways

Experts expect governor to redouble transit efforts in wake of punishing New York Times article<p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo urgently needs to assure the public …

Andrew Cuomo

The failing NYC subway spends its money on opulent station makeovers, ski resorts, and $300,000 salaries for some employees

• <b>New Yorkers love to hate on the subway.</b>• <b><br>The New York Times investigated the subway system's particularly awful record for 2017.</b>• <b><br>It found a series of financial issues, and pointed to the MTA's money woes caused by fiscal mismanagement and pandering to unions.</b><p>New Yorkers constantly gripe about the …

Transit

Free Bus Service To and From LaGuardia Airport — Until...

In order to relieve traffic congestion on roadways, if you are traveling to or from Fiorello LaGuardia Airport in New York on the bus route known as …

Transportation

Chuck Schumer Calls On New York’s Breakaway Democrats To Rejoin The Mainstream Party Caucus

Activists had asked the U.S. Senate minority leader to speak up.<p>U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on a group of breakaway Democrats in the New York Senate to caucus with the Democratic Party, enabling the party to control the legislative chamber.<p>Currently, Democrats enjoy a …

News (U.S.)

Significant Digits For Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

<i>You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news.</i><p>3 days<p>A robot took three days to travel 20 feet, but it …

Transit

Attention, Commuters: Check Out Six Tips for a Smarter Ride

You may not be able to ditch your commute. But you can make it smarter.<p>Do you know that you can find out when your subway train or bus will arrive without leaving your desk? Or that thousands of E-ZPass account holders are needlessly paying full tolls at bridges and tunnels?<p>It’s not that the …

News (U.S.)

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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has introduced new guidelines for how conductors will communicate with passengers on the subway. …

Transit