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LA Metro Awards Contract for 295 New Natural Gas Buses

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to purchase 295 40-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, which will be fueled by renewable natural gas (RNG).

Who's In Charge Of The MTA? Governor Cuomo Cannot Say

"Who's in charge?" the Governor asked in recent comments about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. "Who knows! Maybe the county executive, maybe the president, maybe the governor, maybe the mayor." [ more › ]

State and city contributions to the MTA are higher than you think

Amid multitudinous delays of subway and Long Island Rail Road trains, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under pressure to increase state funding for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. But the state's... To view the full story, click the title link.

Joseph Lhota Returns as MTA Chairman

The New York Times reports, “Joseph J. Lhota, who led the Metropolitan Transportation Authority under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo before leaving for a failed mayoral run in 2013, has been chosen by the governor to return as chairman. The surprise,...Show More Summary

Lhota appointment at MTA draws praise—and questions

Joe Lhota's appointment as chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is drawing praise from construction and real estate executives. But questions remain about the MTA's leadership,... To view the full story, click the title link.

MTA head orders top-to-bottom review of subway delays

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials vowed Wednesday to conduct a “top-to-bottom” review of how the agency deals with subway delays. During its monthly board meeting,... To view the full story, click the title link.

NY: Cuomo Calls for 'Summer of Hell' Transit Discount

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday he is asking the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to consider reducing fares for Long Island Rail Road commuters affected by Amtrak's Penn Station repairs to begin next month.

MTA reopens two stations in Brooklyn after renovation

The US-based Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York has reopened two stations for service in both directions on the 3 Subway line in Brooklyn, following the completion of major renovation works.

Rechler named to MTA board

Scott Rechler joined the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's 17-member board Monday after being nominated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Rechler, whose firm, RXR Realty, is a large city landlord of both... To view the full story, click the title link.

Electric buses are L.A.'s transit future

When the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority retired its last diesel-powered bus in 2011, it became the first major transit agency in the nation to completely switch its fleet to alternative-fuel technologies, demonstrating in the years that followed that buses running on cleaner...

MTA Begins Pilot Program to Help Pregnant Commuters

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has launched a pilot program designed to encourage customers to offer pregnant, disabled, and senior riders a seat. The program is modeled after a program that has been used in London. It will be the first program of its kind in the United States. Show More Summary

Cuomo calls for 'summer of hell' transit discount

The “summer of hell” might come with a fare discount. But not for all transit riders. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday he is asking the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to... To view the full story, click the title link.

MTA Announces Reopening of Two Rehabilitated Subway Stations in Brooklyn

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that two hundred-year-old Subway stations on the 3 line in Brooklyn will reopen for service on June 19 after a months-long rehabilitation closure.

MTA reveals plan to deal with 'summer of hell'

The MTA, at last, has a plan. Acknowledging that Penn Station has become intolerable and will get worse when Amtrak repairs tracks this summer, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced... To view the full story, click the title link.

Alstom wins $140m contract to modernise Metro's P2000 light rail fleet

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in the US has awarded a $140m contract to Alstom to conduct midlife overhaul of 52 P2000 light rail vehicles (LRVs) operating on Los Angeles' Blue, Green and Expo lines.

Metro to conduct public hearing for Purple Line Extension

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in the US will hold a public hearing on 22 June regarding the Metro Purple Line Extension project's draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for Section 2.

New York's MTA says it will write 'late-to-work' notes for commuters as subway delays surge, leaving people stranded and furious

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reminding commuters it will verify subway delays as disruptions continue to multiply, leaving people stranded and furious. The official New York City subway Twitter account on Monday said it would verify subway delays that had occurred within the past 90 days. Show More Summary

Ancient Sloth and Bison Fossils Turn Up in LA Metro Dig

Fossils from a bison and a giant sloth were unearthed on May 16 in Los Angeles by the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

L.A. Metro Announces Launch Dates for Bike Share Expansions in Pasadena and the Port of Los Angeles

Working closely with the cities of Pasadena and Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to launch bike sharing in Pasadena on Friday, July 14, and at the Port of Los Angeles on Monday, July 31...

L.A. Metro Board Adopts New FY 2018 Budget

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approved a $6.1-billion budget for fiscal year 2018 following a recent public hearing and extensive public outreach and input.

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