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New York to Launch Electric Bus Test & Evaluation Program of Five Xcelsior CHARGE Buses

New Flyer of America Inc. announced that the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, acting through the New York City Transit Authority, will launch its electric bus test.

Biz leaders: Let nonunion contractors do subway projects

Three New York business leaders have written to Gov. Andrew Cuomo about the project labor agreements they contend are stifling competition for Metropolitan Transportation Authority projects and... To view the full story, click the title link.

National Public Transportation Study Ranks NFTA Among the Top 25 Agencies in Connecting Workers with Jobs

Research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota recently ranked the top metropolitan areas in the country for connecting workers with jobs by transportation authorities.

NYC Transit New Year’s Eve 2017 Service Info

Here is the New Year’s Eve holiday service plan for MTA NYC Transit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the New Year’s holiday weekend, with lots of extra service to help customers enjoy the three-day weekend and celebrate the New Year. Also for holiday travelers, as part of […]

NYC Transit Christmas 2017 Service Plan

Here is the MTA NYC Transit’s Christmas 2017 holiday service plan information: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the long Christmas weekend.  Also...Show More Summary

First Major Measure M Project Moves into Construction with Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2 Groundbreaking

As elected leaders and transportation officials celebrate the groundbreaking for Phase 2 of the Gold Line Foothill Extension Project, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority marked a new milestone.

L.K. Comstock Wins NYCT Underground Substation Contracts

L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. has been awarded two new contracts with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority: one to design and build and the other to build underground substations in Brooklyn.

Passengers escape injury after bus catches fire in the Bronx

Seven passengers have escaped injury when a fire erupted in the engine compartment of a New York City bus. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the driver spotted the fire at the rear of... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York subway train breaks down on its FIRST DAY

The R179 model from Bombardier failed a test by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on the New York subway on Sunday.

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

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The R179 model from Bombardier that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority tested Sunday couldn’t last a day on the rails before it was yanked, a source told the Daily News.

MTA Announces New NYCT President

Earlier today, the MTA announced that Andy Byford will become the next President of New York City Transit. Here is more via the press release I received: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today that Andy Byford will become the next President of New York City Transit, the MTA agency responsible for New York City […]

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

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said in an interview that he wants to instill wholesale change in how the subways are managed.

We Really Need To Stop Acting Like Heartless Jerks About Gender Identity

2 months agoNews : The Cutline

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority retired the use of “ladies and gentlemen” in its service announcements last week and began using gender-neutral terms like “passengers” and “everyone” to address riders.

Metro Opens New Metro Bike Hub to Provide Safe, Secure Bicycle Parking at Los Angeles Union Station

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced the grand opening of a new Metro Bike Hub at Los Angeles Union Station.

More than half of Metro rail delays last year were caused by mechanical problems, audit finds

More than half of the delays on the Los Angeles County passenger rail network last year were connected to problems with Metropolitan Transportation Authority train cars, a new audit has found. Of the 2,585 reported delays on Metro trains last year, 55% were caused by malfunctions of the rolling...

This Simple Change to New York’s Subways Will Help Make Trans and Non-Binary Folks Feel More Welcome

This Simple Change to New York’s Subways Will Help Make Trans and Non-Binary Folks Feel More Welcome The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York City’s subway and bus system, will be using gender-neutral phrasing in its announcements Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

New York MTA replacing 'ladies and gentlemen' with gender-neutral announcements

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

NEW YORK, New York (WPIX) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants to nix the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" in New York City subway and bus announcements and replace it with gender-inclusive language. Read more | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

WATCH: Disturbing video shows MTA employee kicking and dragging unconscious man through subway car

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority employee has been suspended after being caught on video dragging and kicking a subway rider. Claude Harris of Coney Island captured the video of the MTA employee dragging an unconscious man by his black hoodie, then kicking the man to wake him up. Harris...

L.A. Metro Approves Option to have Talgo Overhaul 36 Additional Heavy Rail Vehicles

During the October 26, 2017 regular meeting, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board exercised the option to have Talgo overhaul the remaining 36 of the 74 HRV's.

L.A. Metro Expands All-Door Boarding on Metro Rapid 720 and 754 Lines to Improve Speeds for Bus Riders

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board has approved the expansion of all-door boarding for Metro Rapid lines 720 (Wilshire Boulevard) and Metro Rapid 754 (Vermont Avenue).

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