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Siemens wins $156m order to install rail automation on MTA's Queens Boulevard subway line

Siemens has secured a $156m contract from the New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in the US to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the Queens Boulevard Line.

After years of delays, No. 7 subway line will open next month

After years of delays, the newest station on the No. 7 subway line is scheduled to open next month. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station will debut on... To view the full story, click the title link.

Los Angeles Things: How and Why the Los Angeles Metro Logo Got Its Notch

Image via Michael Reilly / Curbed LA flickr pool Before it had the logo we all know today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (aka Metro) used a graphic that looked a lot like the one Washington DC's...

Metro North Receives $20M Federal Grant

Earlier today, the MTA announced that its Metro-North division has received a $20.8M federal grant to make the Hudson Line resilient against future Sandy like storms. Here are the details: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that Metro-North has received a federal grant of $20.8 million to harden Metro-North’s Hudson […]

Enough already: Fund the MTA capital plan

Recently the New York state legislative session ended without the funding of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's desperately needed capital plan. What a shame. The MTA is a lifeline for the... To view the full story, click the title link.

New mobility plan finally gives L.A. a choice besides driving

To the editor: Creating a safe, inviting environment on our roads for people who walk, bike and use transit isn't about forcing people to use these modes of travel, as former Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member Richard Katz characterized it. The vision behind Los Angeles' proposed...

Who will yield on MTA funding?

The tug of war between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio over who will pay how much of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's next capital plan is being cast as another chapter in the... To view the full story, click the title link.

A look at the gorgeous, antiquated technology running the NYC Subway

At more than 100 years old, the New York City subway is one of the oldest in the world. Most of it is run by equipment nearly as old. In a video on its YouTube channel, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority provided a rare look behind...Show More Summary

Funding the MTA Capital Plan: Avoiding a False Choice

Funding the next five-year capital plan for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a crucial priority for the New York City region, and fortunately the funding gap has narrowed. MTA Chair Thomas Prendergast recently announced initiatives that will reduce the hole in the $29.8 billion plan from $15 billion to $9.8 billion. Show More Summary

Budget watchdog calls out Cuomo (but not by name)

The Citizens Budget Commission did not mention Andrew Cuomo by name in a lengthy statement it released Friday about funding for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's capital plan. But the group... To view the full story, click the title link.

Cuomo pledges billions for MTA. So why aren't advocates happy?

Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo endorsed a less "bloated" version of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year capital plan by pledging an additional $8.3 billion in state money if the city... To view the full story, click the title link.

Your daily commute will get even more expensive: MTA proposes 4% fare hike for 2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the largest U.S. transit agency, proposed a 4% fare increase for 2019. The recommendation, made Wednesday, would come after it boosted the price of a... To view the full story, click the title link.

MTA's $21.7 billion debt just got a credit-rating upgrade from Moody's

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority had its credit rating raised by Moody's Investors Service because of the strengthening finances of the city and state and ridership at the highest... To view the full story, click the title link.

Pam Geller Sues DC Metro

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

Via the right wing Daily Caller: Activist and blogger Pamela Geller is suing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority after the agency refused to run her ads with a drawing of the prophet Muhammad on public transportation in the District of Columbia. Show More Summary

Muslim Advocacy Group Takes MTA to Court Over Ads

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) advertising policy is being challenged in a lawsuit filed Thursday by an organization called the Muslim Advocates on behalf of Vaguely Qualified Productions. Advertisements designed by the production company had been approved by the MTA and were paid for, but they never ran. Show More Summary

Anti-Muslim Hate Ads Banned on NYC Mass Transit

A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that anti-Muslim bigot Pamela Geller's posters will not appear on New York City buses because the city's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has banned all political ads on subways and city buses. Show More Summary

MTA Names New SI Railway Head

The MTA’s Staten Island Railway has a new head & his name is Stapleton native & 30 year MTA veteran Douglas Connett. Vincent Barone of Staten Island Live has more in this report: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has named a new head of the Staten Island Railway. Douglas Connett, a Stapleton native and 30-year veteran […]

"This is not to suggest that all men are rude and unapologetic and that women are the inverse..."

"... but something incongruous is happening in women’s behavior that can’t be chalked up to reflexive politeness. Look at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new ads warning New York straphangers against inconsiderate behavior, like eating on the subway or manspreading. Show More Summary

Cash-strapped MTA benefits from real estate boom

The city's exploding real estate market has been a boon for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The authority has received $732.4 million this year from mortgage and property-sale taxes, which... To view the full story, click the title link.

Federal judge says NYC buses and subways can refuse to display Pamela Geller’s anti-Muslim ads

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority need not display a controversial advertisement from an anti-Muslim group on its buses, a federal judge ruled on Friday, after the agency voted to ban all political ads from buses and subways. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan...

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