NY MTA 2020 budget, financial plan projected to save $1.6 billion

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) presented its final proposed 2020 budget and four-year financial plan that includes no budget-driven service cuts and advances the agency’s historic Transformation Plan to dramatically improve service and deliver significant reforms for taxpayers and commuters. The implementation of the Transformation Plan, the agency’s first reorganization in half a century, is projected […]

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Final plan for MTA’s Bronx bus network redesign adds new local and express service

The final plan for the Bronx Bus Network Redesign was released by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). It proposes two new local routes, one new express route, increases service frequency on nine corridors where multiple bus routes share streets, improves crosstown connections, balances stop spacing and streamlines circuitous routes to increase service reliability and intermodal […]

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Westchester County Retrofitting Buses with Two-Position Bicycle Racks

Westchester County, New York, is retrofitting 247 buses with Byk-Rak’s two-position bike racks to make it easier for riders to stow their bikes while riding the bus. The racks accommodate standard-tire bicycles, from adult-sized bikes down to smaller bikes, such as a children’s size with 16-inch wheels. Westchester County chose racks with lift-assist technology, which […]

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MTA announces 70 NYC Transit stations to receive $5.5 billion in accessibility improvements under proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced 48 New York City Transit (NYC) stations that will be made fully ADA accessible under the proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan, which will significantly expand access across the subway stem. Recommendations for the additional 22 stations to receive accessibility improvements under the next capital plan will be subject to objective […]

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LIRR Newest Fleet of Cars Hit The Rails

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) introduced its next fleet of railcars, known as the “M9” cars, into passenger service on Wednesday. The new cars incorporate and improve upon the most successful and popular features of the MTA’s two recent electric car fleets, the LIRR’s familiar M7s electric cars, and the M8 cars serving Metro-North’s New […]

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Transit advocates demand Cuomo, MTA increase transportation spending transparency

Public transportation watchdogs launched a campaign Monday calling on Gov. Cuomo and the MTA to prioritize several transit projects and do more to control capital spending. The Build Trust Campaign — which is being backed by TransitCenter, the Riders Alliance and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign — comes eight months after the state began charging for-hire […]

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Toolkit to help local N.Y. governments switch to all-electric vehicles

A New York-based environmental advocacy coalition released an electric vehicle municipal toolkit designed to help local governments transition their vehicle fleets away from fossil fuels and increase electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure. The Toolkit, developed by ElectrifyNY, will educate and mobilize local elected officials as they work to cut down on climate pollution and prepare for […]

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MTA Removes Printed Schedules from Bus Stops

The MTA has decided to remove arrival schedules from all its bus stops in to save some money, angering elected officials in Queens, a borough dominated by bus service. Removal of the paper schedules began last month in the borough, where the MTA has posted information recommending riders to use the MyMTA app, text the […]

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MTA Marks Millionth OMNY Tap

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that a subway customer entering the Fulton Center station provided the one millionth successful tap on the new OMNY fare payment system, a milestone accomplished at a much higher usage rate than initially estimated. OMNY launched as a limited public pilot on May 31 at 16 subway stations […]

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Tech to Help New York MTA Better Manage Crowds, Performance

Data related to crowded New York City Subway platforms and delayed trains are getting increasingly detailed, aided by two new technology projects, while two other projects are slated to address bus performance and routing. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), which oversees the city’s subway and bus system, will lead several year-long pilot projects to improve […]

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