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Left Behind by the Nation’s Largest Subway System

Left Behind by the Nation’s Largest Subway System

Enrique Toledo scoffed at the idea that there would ever be any major subway expansion beyond what is already in the works, especially to serve New York City’s poorest residents. “They won’t do it in
About New York: Subway Booths Have Gone Quiet. Time for the Agents to Step Out?

About New York: Subway Booths Have Gone Quiet. Time for the Agents to Step Out?

A group of subway station agents recently underwent training as “Wayfinders,” as part of a one-year pilot project getting them out of their booths and onto platforms to help passengers.
The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth

The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth

Workers in the East Side Access tunnel, which will connect Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan with the Long Island Rail Road. The project’s costs have ballooned to nearly $3.5 billion for each new
Subway Stop and Housing for Red Hook Are Among Cuomo Proposals

Subway Stop and Housing for Red Hook Are Among Cuomo Proposals

Under several new proposals, the Red Hook Container Terminal would be moved and the area redeveloped as housing, with an extension of the subway offering service to Manhattan.
Winter Storm Pounds Northeast With Wind, Snow and Flooding

Winter Storm Pounds Northeast With Wind, Snow and Flooding

The Lake in Central Park, where about eight inches of snow fell on Thursday.
On His First Day, Transit Chief Rode the Subway Into Work

On His First Day, Transit Chief Rode the Subway Into Work

Andy Byford began his first official day on Tuesday as president of New York City Transit by riding the subway from Grand Central Terminal to his office in Lower Manhattan.
Op-Ed Contributor: A Way Forward for New York-New Jersey Commuters

Op-Ed Contributor: A Way Forward for New York-New Jersey Commuters

New Jersey commuters arriving in Manhattan. A project to replace corroding rail tunnels between New Jersey and New York was recently dealt a blow by the Trump administration.
Cuomo’s Congestion Pricing for New York City Begins to Take Shape

Cuomo’s Congestion Pricing for New York City Begins to Take Shape

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plan to charge drivers in Manhattan’s most congested neighborhoods finally began to take shape in his budget address on Tuesday as he ruled out tolls on bridges in favor of
Congestion Plan for Manhattan Gets Mixed Reviews

Congestion Plan for Manhattan Gets Mixed Reviews

Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a shift, expressed openness on Friday to a congestion pricing plan proposed by a task force appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
New York Set to Acquire the Next Generation of Subway Cars

New York Set to Acquire the Next Generation of Subway Cars

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday announced plans to spend nearly $4 billion to purchase hundreds of new subway trains as a measure to modernize the system and improve service.
M.T.A. May Have Inflated Number of Subway Power Delays

M.T.A. May Have Inflated Number of Subway Power Delays

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, center, with John McAvoy, left, the chief executive of Con Edison, in the subway in August. Internal emails are reported to show that transit officials expanded the number of
In New Proposed Subway Elevators, Some See a Terrorism Risk

In New Proposed Subway Elevators, Some See a Terrorism Risk

Claudia Ward with her daughter, Cleo Allan, in front of 15 Broad Street in Lower Manhattan, where they live. Ms. Ward opposes a plan to build glass elevators to provide access to a subway station,
Mayor Forces Delay of Cuomo’s Plan to Renovate 33 Subway Stations

Mayor Forces Delay of Cuomo’s Plan to Renovate 33 Subway Stations

The transit board on Wednesday delayed a $1 billion proposal by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to renovate and add amenities to 33 subway stations. The mayor had opposed the plan.
The Subway Is Next Door. Should New Yorkers Pay Extra for That?

The Subway Is Next Door. Should New Yorkers Pay Extra for That?

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed giving the Metropolitan Transportation Authority the power to impose taxes on property owners near new subway projects.

Your Train Is Delayed. Why?

The New York City subway has the worst on-time performance of any major rapid transit system in the world. This is the story of how it ended up in a state of emergency.
For Health Care Workers, the Worst Commutes in New York City

For Health Care Workers, the Worst Commutes in New York City

Delrisa Sewell-Henry, 54, waited for the Q25, the first of two buses she took to get to a home health care assignment in Springfield Gardens, Queens.
Connecticut’s Deficit Could Put Some Weekend Trains at Risk

Connecticut’s Deficit Could Put Some Weekend Trains at Risk

Connecticut officials are threatening to cut weekend train service at 17 branch-line stations, including the one in New Canaan, because of financial problems.