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MTA Long Range Planning: Part 2 of 2

THE COMMUTE: Last week in Part 1, I briefly summarized the MTA’s “Looking Ahead: A Context for the Next Twenty Year Needs Assessment” and stated...

MTA Long Range Planning: Part 1 Of 2

THE COMMUTE: Most of what the MTA does such as day-to-day operations does not make the news. Keeping the system running each day, as imperfect...

Mayoral Candidates Square Off On The Future Of Transportation – Part...

THE COMMUTE: In Part 1 of this series, I reported on the candidates’ positions regarding major transit issues. In Part 2, I addressed financial...

Mayoral Candidates Square Off On The Future Of Transportation – Part...

THE COMMUTE: In Part 1, with the exception of safety and financing, I reported on the candidates’ positions regarding major transit issues. In this...

Mayoral Candidates Square Off On The Future Of Transportation – Part...

THE COMMUTE: Last Friday I attended a discussion held at the City University of New York with mayoral hopefuls Sal Albanese, Tom Allon, Adolpho...

The Commute: Reflecting On 2012

THE COMMUTE: It is difficult to believe that I have been writing “The Commute” for two years. In my reflections for 2011, which seem...

Councilman Recchia Wants MTA Toll Hike Delayed Until Southern Brooklyn Rebuilds

After the Metropolitan Transit Authority voted to increase the public transit fees and the toll on the Narrows Bridge, Councilman Domenic Recchia is asking...

Joe Lhota’s Departure Harms The MTA

THE COMMUTE: Joe Lhota announced last Wednesday that he would resign the MTA chairmanship at the end of this year. He still has not...

MTA Approves Fare Hike to Start March 2013

This morning, the MTA unanimously approved a fare hike which is set to start in March 2013. The changes that will take effect include: • Single...

$235.7M Awarded For Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Upper Deck And HOV Lane Project

From the offices of the Metropolitan Transit Authority: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Sunday that Tutor Perini has been awarded a five-year, $235.7 million...

How Much Credit Does MTA Chairman Lhota Deserve Regarding Sandy?

THE COMMUTE: MTA Chairman Jeff Lhota is so popular these days for the way he handled Superstorm Sandy that there is talk of him running for...

Why Was The Turnout At The Fare And Toll Hike Hearings...

THE COMMUTE: Last week, I wrote that fewer than 50 people showed up at the Brooklyn fare hike hearing, held the same day as the nor’easter,...

Proposed Fare And Toll Increases — Residents May Submit Their Comments...

THE COMMUTE: If you did not attend the Brooklyn Transit Fare Hike Hearing held at the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn last Monday because of...

MTA Deserves High Marks For Returning Service As Quickly As Possible

THE COMMUTE: It is not too often that I compliment the MTA for a job well done. Regular readers of this column know most...

Sandy Aftermath: Subway System in Shambles

MTA Chairman, Joseph Lhota, released a statement earlier this morning on the state of the city's public transportation system: The New York City subway system...