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‘Scary Bitch’ Ad Pulled From L.A. Busses, Deemed Racist and Offensive

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Thursday that they are pulling an advertisement from their buses for a Fox TV program that shows a picture of black actress Octavia Spencer next to the words “Scary Bitch.” SpokesmanShow More Summary

Editorial: Z is for zapped

New and improved subway maps — a million of them — are available for use, thanks to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

NY: MTA Bus and Train Fares to Rise Monday

Commuters will start paying more this week to board buses and trains operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which is raising fares Monday morning for the first time in four years.

Make It Stoooop! Bed Bugs Have Now Reportedly Spread Across Multiple NYC Subway Lines

Bed Bugs Spreading Across Multiple NYC Subway Lines via NY Daily News Another day, another bedbug found in the subway. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have been very reluctant to talk about bedbugs in the transit system. It’s a story they

G train service restored after Sandy repairs

New York City subway riders are getting back service on the G train between Brooklyn and Queens. The return of service comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reopens a tunnel Tuesday that... To view the full story, click the title link.

DONOHUE: Bedbugs spotted at least 21 times on subways in August, say sources

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have been very reluctant to talk about bedbugs in the transit system.

New York MTA announces safety recommendations for Metro-North Railroad

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) blue ribbon panel of transportation experts has announced the final recommendations for rail safety on three railroad operations in the state.

Panel faults safety practices at Metro-North

The Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance, according to a report released Wednesday by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority panel. The report echoes an assessment... To view the full story, click the title link.

Lawmakers want mandatory bedbug notifications from MTA

Two Brooklyn lawmakers are drafting legislation to require the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to notify the public within 24 hours after bedbugs are found on a buses or trains.

Report: Change needed to boost MTA rail safety

A report about safety culture on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s rail and subway lines, released Wednesday, found institutional changes are needed to ensure that a “continuous improvement in rail safety will occur.”

US DoT offers $1.28bn fund for phase II Metrorail Silver Line extension

The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has provided a $1.28bn loan to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for Phase II of the Metrorail Silver Line extension.

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.

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