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After Almost a Century, the 2nd Avenue Subway Is Oh-So-Close to Arriving

After Almost a Century, the 2nd Avenue Subway Is Oh-So-Close to Arriving

Construction this month at a subway entrance that is part of the Second Avenue line. After years of delays, the first leg of the new line is scheduled to open in December.
2nd Avenue Subway Will Open on New Year’s Day, M.T.A. Says

2nd Avenue Subway Will Open on New Year’s Day, M.T.A. Says

A new station on the Second Avenue subway line, which will open to the public on New Year’s Day.
Subway Ridership Declines in New York. Is Uber to Blame?

Subway Ridership Declines in New York. Is Uber to Blame?

On the C line. Weekday subway ridership rose in 2016 to its highest level since 1948, but weekend ridership dropped 3 percent. The reasons include rising delays and more alternatives for riders.
Subway Ridership Declines in New York. Is Uber to Blame?

Subway Ridership Declines in New York. Is Uber to Blame?

On the C line. Weekday subway ridership rose in 2016 to its highest level since 1948, but weekend ridership dropped 3 percent. The reasons include rising delays and more alternatives for riders.
New York City Transit Reporter in Wonderland: Riding the London Tube

New York City Transit Reporter in Wonderland: Riding the London Tube

A crowded train on the Victoria line of London’s Tube, “an alternate universe where people actually like their subway.”
Shanghai’s Subway Looks to New York, but Not for Everything

Shanghai’s Subway Looks to New York, but Not for Everything

A shield tunneling machine at the Jinyue Road Station of the Shanghai Metro in July; a tour inside the Second Avenue and 86th Street subway stop and nearby tunnels in New York in July 2013.
Shanghai’s Subway Looks to New York, but Not for Everything

Shanghai’s Subway Looks to New York, but Not for Everything

A shield tunneling machine at the Jinyue Road Station of the Shanghai Metro in July; a tour inside the Second Avenue and 86th Street subway stop and nearby tunnels in New York in July 2013.
Before Derailments at Penn Station, Competing Priorities Led to Disrepair

Before Derailments at Penn Station, Competing Priorities Led to Disrepair

Interlocking A, a sorting mechanism that routes trains entering and exiting Pennsylvania Station in New York City. Amtrak delayed major improvements before three trains derailed at the station this
M.T.A. Will Ban Alcohol Advertising on Buses and Subways

M.T.A. Will Ban Alcohol Advertising on Buses and Subways

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board on Wednesday voted to ban alcohol advertising from its properties, beginning Jan. 1.
Five Years After Sandy, Are We Better Prepared?

Five Years After Sandy, Are We Better Prepared?

Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall in the New York City region on Oct. 29, 2012, plunged Manhattan, from Midtown south to the Financial District, into darkness for several days. While much of the
Subway Ridership Falls as M.T.A. Scrambles to Improve Service

Subway Ridership Falls as M.T.A. Scrambles to Improve Service

After years of increasing subway ridership, the number of riders has been steadily decreasing, a drop some blame on poor service.
About New York: In the Best of Times, the Worst of Rides

About New York: In the Best of Times, the Worst of Rides

Rich Gilberto endured a two-hour commute on the day in 2015 when the subways had the most riders ever. “You can’t call it an express train if it stops a dozen times in the tunnel,” Mr. Gilberto wrote
Failing Subway Threatens New York’s Financial Future, M.T.A. Chief Says

Failing Subway Threatens New York’s Financial Future, M.T.A. Chief Says

Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in June. In an interview on Monday, Mr. Lhota said, “There was a time when New York led the world in mass transportation. We
Toronto Transit Chief Is Tapped to Run New York’s Ailing Subways

Toronto Transit Chief Is Tapped to Run New York’s Ailing Subways

On Tuesday, the Toronto transit chief Andrew Byford was named the president of New York City Transit, which oversees the buses and subways.

Toronto Transit Chief to Head Agency Overseeing Subways

Starting this January, the head of the Toronto Transit Commission will lead the New York City Transit.
A Tired Brooklyn Transit Hub Is Finally Getting Attention

A Tired Brooklyn Transit Hub Is Finally Getting Attention

New York City has ambitious plans to remake the area surrounding Broadway Junction, a major transit hub in Brooklyn that includes six subway lines, buses and a Long Island Rail Road station.
Bus Service Is in Crisis, City Comptroller’s Report Says

Bus Service Is in Crisis, City Comptroller’s Report Says

New York City buses carry over two million passengers a day, but many of their routes no longer match the commuting patterns of New Yorkers.
About New York: Pushing New Yorkers Beyond the End of the Line

About New York: Pushing New Yorkers Beyond the End of the Line

Kenneth Turner exits the Kew Gardens subway station to transfer to the Q-10 bus, towards JFK Airport, where he works. His commute takes, on average, two hours each way.