New York MTA backs off service reductions and layoffs, but still faces $8 billion deficit through 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced financial crisis within the largest transit system in the United States has eased but not abated. While drastic service cuts are off the table for now and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) leaders anticipate $6.2 billion in capital project commitments in 2021, they are also calling on the passage of President Joe Biden’s […]

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Metro-North marks the second year of accomplishments in Way Head Plan to transform railroad

A series of key accomplishments since implementing Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad’s Way Ahead plan two years ago was announced by Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi. The Way Ahead plan has taken a special significance this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, with the railroad undertaking the most aggressive safety and disinfecting measures in its history. […]

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NJ TRANSIT, MTA, Port Authority, Amtrak, and SEPTA Launch Regional ‘Mask Force’

NJ TRANSIT announced a partnership with New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), Amtrak, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to create a regional “Mask Force” to encourage universal mask compliance on public transit. Through this partnership, the transit systems will provide millions of free masks […]

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