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L.A. Metro Asks for Public's Help in Recommending Potential Locations for New Bike Sharing Pilot Program

In efforts to jumpstart the shared use of bicycles for short distance trips, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) on Aug. 18 announced it is seeking public suggestions on potential bike share locations in Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Long Beach and Pasadena as part of a new pilot program.

LIRR unions ratify tentative contract with MTA

The Long Island Rail Road unions that threatened to strike earlier this summer overwhelmingly ratified a tentative contract reached previously with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, officials announced Friday.

Metrocard Vending Machines Scheduled Upgrade

Please note that credit/debit cards will not be available to purchase MetroCards at MetroCard Vending Machines this Saturday morning due to a scheduled upgrade. Here are the full details: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to upgrade the software used for credit and debit card transactions in its MetroCard Vending Machines (MVMs) on Saturday, August […]

MTA Adds Staten Island Railway To Subway Time

Just a short time ago, the MTA announced it has added the Staten Island Railway to its Subway Time app. Here is more on the news: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced an update to the MTA Subway Time™ iPhone and web app that makes real-time arrival information available for MTA Staten Island Railway. […]

MTA testing systems that would save people who fall on subway tracks

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been testing several “track intrusion” detection systems at a secret location — featuring thermal imaging cameras, laser-beam transmitters and other high-tech tools intended to alert the motorman if someone falls on the tracks.

MTA contractor crushed by industrial-sized battery

A 62-year-old contractor was killed Tuesday morning when he was crushed by a massive battery being unloaded at a Bronx Metropolitan Transportation Authority facility.

July Top Stories: Los Angeles Metro awards $1.6bn contract, UK DfT to fund rail improvements

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority awarded a $1.6bn contract to a joint venture comprising Skanska, Traylor Bros and J F Shea for the construction of Metro Purple Line extension and the UK Department of Transport announced p…

Comic sues MTA over train accident she used in comedy routine

A Brooklyn woman who fell under a train and lived to joke about it in her standup comedy routine is suing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, blaming the agency for the accident that disfigured her leg.

NY: LIRR Engineers Without New Contract Could Strike Next Year

Although the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reached an agreement with most LIRR unions to avert a work stoppage last month, some 400 railroad engineers are still without a new contract -- and could walk off their jobs as soon as next year if a settlement is not reached.

Nonunion MTA workers at Rail Control Center won't get back pay

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has told 110 subway train dispatchers and service supervisors in the Rail Control Center they won't be receiving back pay for 2010 through 2013 — unlike tens of thousands of other civil service workers who had expired contracts but recently reached settlements with the authority.

Morning 10: MTA capital spending | Opera union talks | West Village shootout

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority may reduce capital spending and cut payments to its health care fund to pay projected labor costs through 2018. The singers' union for the Metropolitan Opera... To view the full story, click the title link.

MTA may reduce capital spending to cover labor costs

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the largest U.S. transit system, may reduce capital spending and cut payments to its health care fund to pay projected labor costs through 2018, officials... To view the full story, click the title link.

G subway line to shut down for 5 weeks

Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says there will be no service... To view the full story, click the title link.

Morning 10: Wall St like Argentine bonds | MTA budget shortfall | BSkyB, Fox deal

Wall Street wants Argentina to get back into the bond market and continues to try to help the country get out of default. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's capital plan might come up $12... To view the full story, click the title link.

CA: Traffic Top Priority for MTA Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Taking over as chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday the agency needs to look beyond the boundaries of any one city and deal with the various county transit issues as a whole.

CA: MTA Approves Study to Convert Metro Orange Line to Light Rail

Calling the San Fernando Valley one of the most underserved areas in the county for public transit, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board on Thursday authorized a study on changing the Orange Line busway into a light rail system.

MTA's five-year capital plan may have $12BN shortfall: controller

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s next five-year capital plan could have a staggering shortfall of $12 billion, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli said in a report Thursday.

Spare $12B? MTA capital plan may come up short

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's soon-to-be-released capital plan could be shy $12 billion, according to a new report by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The capital plan, which... To view the full story, click the title link.

CA: L.A. County Sheriff's Department Not Meeting Metro Policing Goals

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has failed to meet goals for reducing violent crime on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's sprawling bus and rail system and been unable to adequately track emergency response times and fare evasion rates, according to a new audit.

Council bus-stop plan's costs tick up

City Council members have just allocated millions of dollars to tell their constituents when the next city bus is coming, something the Metropolitan Transportation Authority can already do. Eleven... To view the full story, click the title link.

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