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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

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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

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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...

A fix for New York's infrastructure straitjacket

New York City faces a seemingly intractable infrastructure crisis. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is $14 billion short on its capital plan. Our water system is 70 years old. Our power... To view the full story, click the title link.

Albany must not repeat its mistakes with the MTA

There have been some encouraging signs in recent weeks that public officials are aware of the urgency of funding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $32 billion, five-year capital... To view the full story, click the title l...

Corn Farmers Coalition Seeks New Opportunities

Riders on D.C.’s Metro have been looking at the faces of farmers for seven summers.  This summer they will likely view fragrance ads and real estate commercials, as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority rejected the Corn Farmers Coalition‘s annual campaign. Show More Summary

Why thieves recently stole copper wire from the A subway line

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority discovered two weeks ago that thieves had stolen more than 500 feet of copper wire off the A subway line near Howard Beach, Queens. It was the perfect crime.... To view the full story, click the title link.

Clock's ticking on half-funded capital plan, but MTA is slow to spend

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast is predicting "deep trouble" if lawmakers in Albany neglect to come up a plan to fully fund the agency's $32 billion, five-year... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York View: new exhibition showcases NYC transport art

A new exhibition at New York's Society of Illustrators showcases three decades of artwork commissioned by the city's Metropolitan Transport Authority, from posters and prints to mosaics and collage.

Who should fund the MTA?

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a $14 billion hole in its capital budget and is seeking more funding from the city and state for expansions, upgrades and repairs. A new report from City... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco To Retire

Just a short time ago, MTA NYC Transit President Carmen Bianco announced that he will be retiring later this year. Here is more via the press release I just received: Carmen Bianco, President of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit, announced today he plans to retire later this year from his position running […]

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