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Chicago 'manspreading'?

The practice known as "manspreading" on subways is apparently such a problem that New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is focusing on it in a new campaign to curb the obnoxious behavior. Chicago riders say they've seen...Show More Summary

From the Comments on the New York Times Story about "Manspreading"

The New York Times' readers have some opinions about the paper of record's piece on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's new campaign against men who take up too much room on the subway, a practice which has been dubbed "manspreading." Read more...

MTA may pay staff overtime to counter subway delays

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority may use overtime revenue to help get riders on and off packed subways that serve as many as 6 million passengers a day. The MTA, the largest U.S.... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York City's subway problems converge on evening commute, cause chaos

Thursday night's commute on New York City's subways was worse than rush hour — you could call it "commute-ageddon." According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the trouble began when a power outage hit a group of subway lines, causing signals to go out. Show More Summary

Rockwell Collins to provide its SCADA system to LA Metro

Rockwell Collins has secured a contract from Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for the Foothill Gold Line Extension and the Exposition Line Phase…

New York MTA awards $194m South Ferry station rehabilitation project to Judlau

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has selected US-based Judlau Contracting for a $193.8m project to renovate the new South Ferry station in Lower Manhattan, New York, US.

Beefing up security on NY's transit system

Raymond Diaz, 66, director of security at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has been called a cop's cop. The former head of the New York Police Department's transit bureau, Mr. Diaz oversees... To view the full story, click the title link.

MTA Announces Limited Fare/Toll Proposals

Just a short time ago, the MTA announced limited fare & toll proposals. Here are the details: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today unveiled proposals to increase fares and tolls by 4% over the next two years. Despite rising operational costs, the MTA’s continued budget discipline and increased ridership allow the MTA to limit fare […]

2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

This past Friday, the MTA released the results of its 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey. Here are the details: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released results of its annual customer satisfaction surveys showing a continuation of a gradual increase in satisfaction with the New York City Subway that has been underway since 2010, when the […]

Metro Purple Line Extension Project, Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is extending the Purple Line of the Los Angeles Metro from the current terminus at Wilshire / Western to west Los Angeles, California, US.

MTA board raises no objections to fare hike

Not one member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board objected Wednesday when formally presented with proposed fare and toll hikes that would go into effect in March.

New Fulton Centre opens in New York City, US

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has opened the Fulton Centre, a fully digital transit and retail hub in the city.

Editorial: Keep the fare fair

Like an on-time express train, a fare hike is coming soon for passengers of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s subways, buses and commuter rail lines.

Los Angeles Metro Purple Line extension project begins

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in the US has started construction of the Purple Line Extension Project.

Nashville MTA Bus Operators, Mechanics Win at State Roadeo

Five Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) bus operators and mechanics received honors for their performance in the state championship roadeo competition held during the Tennessee Public Transportation Association (TPTA) Annual Conference in Knox

How public transportation can adapt to suburban sprawl

Atlanta is a notoriously car-dependent city. So it's no surprise that the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), which began running 42 years ago, has always been a bit of an underdog. Serving only two of Metro Atlanta's...Show More Summary

Massive drill bit nearly skewers New Yorkers in packed subway car

We're adding this one to our list of the many ways New York City is trying to kill us. A massive drill nearly tore through a packed F train on Thursday afternoon in what one Metropolitan Transportation Authority supervisor is calling...Show More Summary

MTA wants to cut down $520K tree felling fee

On Wednesday the Metropolitan Transportation Board put off a vote authorizing the payment, and an official said the authority wants the price chopped.

Misplaced Priorities in the MTA Capital Plan

The extraordinary public transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the lifeblood of New York's 24-hour-a-day economy. Funding the next MTA capital plan -- for 2015-2019 -- should be a high priority for state officials. Show More Summary

Ex-MTA boss to lead troubled Citi Bike operator

Jay Walder, a former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, was named CEO of Citi Bike operator Alta Bicycle Share, the company announced Tuesday. Alta, which has been plagued by... To view the full story, click the title link.

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