Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Latest Metropolitan Transportation Authority Items
  • Around NY, public transit usage on the rise

    Ridership on public transportation systems around New York state is on the rise, mirroring a trend seen across the country, according to data released Monday by the American Public Transportation Association.


  • NYC subway trash can removal program expanded

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its pilot program to reduce trash in the subway system is working and it will remove refuse cans at an additional 29 stations.


  • Metro-North to reduce trains as storm worsens

    Metro-North Railroad says it's reducing evening service in response to a worsening snow storm.


  • NY rail, subway, buses to run modified service Wed

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it expects to run modified service Wednesday on its subways, buses and commuter rail lines as it digs out of the latest snowstorm to wallop the New York metropolitan area.


  • LIRR service fully restored after suspension

    Long Island Rail Road trains are running again in both directions after service was suspended between New York City's Penn Station and the busy Jamaica station.


  • A heavily armed police officer stands guard at a Times Square subway station in New York on July 1, 2011. (Associated Press)

    NYC transit system to begin sterilizing subway rats

    New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced a pilot program Monday that would aim to curb the growing subway rat problem by sterilizing the animals so they can't reproduce.


  • State: Apple given unfair advantage for NYC store

    A New York state report has found that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave Apple an unfair advantage to place a retail store in New York City's Grand Central Terminal. The state comptroller's report says the MTA started talking to Apple about the space more than two years before opening it up for bidding. It says the "competitive process followed by MTA ...was at a minimum severely slanted toward Apple." MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota says the lease process was open and transparent. Apple didn't respond to requests for comment. The store opened in Grand Central in December, and is one of the world's largest Apple stores.


  • Huge Apple store opening at NYC's Grand Central

    One of the world's largest Apple stores is opening at the landmark Grand Central Terminal.


  • NYC's Friars Club unhappy about blasting plans

    It's known for shaking up celebrities at its comedy roasts. But the Friars Club says it's not laughing about plans to blast dynamite under its 102-year-old clubhouse in midtown Manhattan.


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