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New York’s MTA Finds New Way to Ban 'Killing Jews' Ad

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) may adopt a new policy that would allow it to ban a controversial advertisement submitted by an anti-Muslim group.

New York transit agency may change rule to block ‘Killing Jews’ ad

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Stung by a court ruling that would force it to run a controversial ad from an anti-Muslim group on its buses, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority may adopt a new policy that could let it ban the ad after all. In a letter submitted on Friday to U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in...

MTA wins $1B federal loan for technology to prevent collisions, derailments

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority won a $1 billion federal loan for train safety, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a speech in Manhattan. The money is intended for "positive train control,"... To view the full story, click the title link.

Bus ads in NYC: "'Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah.' That’s His Jihad. What’s yours?"

"On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John Koeltl ruled that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) cannot stop the controversial ad from running on scores of subway cars and buses."The MTA has argued that the ad could incite...Show More Summary

NEW YORK CITY: Pam Geller Wins "Killing Jews" Transit Ads Battle With MTA

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the New York Times: A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to display an ad from a pro-Israel group on buses after the agency declined to run it last year. The group, the American...Show More Summary

Morning 10: De Blasio's MTA math | Time Warner Cable-Comcast roadblock | Medicaid improprieties

Mayor Bill de Blasio's budget proposal calls for $40 million annually over three years for Metropolitan Transportation Authority projects, far less than the $125 million the MTA requested. Federal... To view the full story, click the title link.

That $40 million for the MTA? Fuhgetaboutit

Mayor Bill de Blasio left himself open to accusations of hypocrisy when he called Tuesday for full funding of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's capital plan and a new subway line in... To view the full story, click the title link.

Judge Allows 'Killing Jews' Ad on NYC Buses

On Tuesday, a federal judge in Manhattan ordered that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority display a controversial ad from a pro-Israel group on buses. The adr by the American Freedom Defense Initiative shows a menacing looking man wearing a scarf around his head and face. Show More Summary

‘Killing Jews’ Ad Approved For New York Subways

Free speech? Or speech that incites? …New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) wasn’t keen on running ads which read “Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah.” But thanks to a judge’s decision on Tuesday, these catchy anti-Semitic-seeming-but-actually-Islamophobic posters will be coming soon to a bus near you (if you live in New York)! [...]

Judge orders NY buses to run ‘Killing Jews’ ads

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

For some weird reason, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) wasn’t keen on running ads which read “Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah.” But thanks to a judge’s decision on Tuesday, these catchy.....

Subway ridership grows to highest point in 65 years

New York City subway ridership has reached a level it hasn't seen in more than 65 years. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says more than 1.7 billion people rode the subway last year. That's... To view the full story, click the title link.

‘Flor de Toloache’, The First Episode in Subway Video Series Focuses on New York City’s All-Women Mariachi Band

5 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In the first episode of Rhythm in Motion, a 10-part subway music video series produced in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, filmmaker Jenny Schweitzer focused her lens on Flor de Toloache, an all-women mariachi group in New York City. Mariachi is “passed on from generation to generation,” says Mireya Ramos, a musician who lives […]

Lawmakers give special permission to L.A. County to raise taxes

A state Senate panel on Tuesday approved a bill that would give the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) special power to seek voter approval of a half-cent increase in the county’s sales tax to pay for transit projects.

Some Serious Manspreading on a Metro Bus

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

People standing, man manspreading on the 9. Charles Mudede Should Metro follow the example of Metropolitan Transportation Authority and wage a war on a behavior that is, to begin with, ugly and hogs space on a bus seat? The ethics of public transportation are not those of our society as a whole. Show More Summary

Man hurt trying to jump from moving train at Penn Station

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The LIRR passenger tried to jump from between cars as the train left the station at 3:18 p.m., a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman said.

MTA not given enough money in state's new budget: advocates

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority got railroaded in the state's newly adopted budget, advocates charged Thursday.

The Appraisal: New Queens Plaza Skyscraper Gets Help From Historic Clock Tower Next Door

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The apartment building, the city’s tallest outside Manhattan, is relying on air and land rights from the clock tower and from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

MTA gets $56M from LIC deal

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved the $56 million sale of air rights and parcels of land in Long Island City, Queens, to developers who want to build a new tower in the area,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Why not to threaten a whistleblower in front of safety inspectors

Memo from Washington to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority: When in a hole, stop digging. Failure to heed that common wisdom stands to cost the MTA $50,500. That's how much the Occupational... To view the full story, click the title link.

Feds fine MTA for harassing a whistleblower

Memo to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority: When in a hole, stop digging. Failure to heed that common wisdom stands to cost the MTA $50,500. That's how much the Occupational Safety and Health... To view the full story, click the title link.

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