| Jul 28, 2009
City subway and buses and are about to get dirtier as the MTA makes cuts in its budget.
Due to a decline in ridership, the MTA will slash $33 million from its maintenance budget by 2010. This money would have been used for the upkeep and cleaning of...
| Jul 28, 2009
| 5:05 PM
The MTA has launched "a vigorous and thorough investigation" into an incident in which a subway rider claimed he saw a child behind the controls of a subway train, while the conductor watched on.
Jules Cattie, an attorney who resides on the East Side,...
| Jan 18, 2010
| 1:58 PM
A manhole fire in Brooklyn Monday temporarily shut down some subway service in the area.
The incident occurred around noon on Willow Place, near downtown Brooklyn. The explosion prompted the evacuation of buildings in Brooklyn Heights near Borough Hall...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 6:53 PM
Straphangers on the uptown 6 train were treated to quite an unusual show Tuesday night as a man donning an MTA shirt began to wrestle a live chicken.
A rider apparently taped video of the entire incident and posted it to his website, which was later...
| Feb 16, 2010
| 5:42 AM
Uptown C and D train service will be switched Tuesday morning through midnight Saturday for replacement signal work in Lower Manhattan.
The replacement work involves signals that control a track switch outside of the A, C, E Canal Street station. This...
| Feb 20, 2010
| 5:42 PM
Despite common perception, fewer people are having to squeeze onto the New York City subway.
In a press release Saturday, the NYC Transit said a weakened economy and regional job losses have led to the first drop in NYC Transit ridership since 2003. Even...
| Feb 25, 2010
| 1:03 PM
Two high school classmates of admitted terrorist were indicted Thursday in a foiled scheme to bomb
New York City subways that a prosecutor said was directed by " al-Qaida leadership."
Zarein Ahmedzay and Adis Medunjanin, both 25, pleaded not guilty in...
| Mar 9, 2010
| 8:24 AM
A New York City Transit supervisor was charged with stealing more the $150,000 from the financially struggling agency, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced Tuesday.
An indictment alleges that as head of a law department unit, Jacqueline...
| Sep 22, 2009
| 12:32 PM
In the wake of a continuing terrorism probe, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has stepped up patrols at "key locations" in the city, the agency announced Tuesday.
MTA officials said while there has been no conceivable threat to the city's subway...
| Oct 7, 2009
| 6:18 AM
Subway riders should prepared for a rough commute this weekend.
The MTA is planning more than two dozen service changes throughout the system because of necessary repairs.
Most subway lines will be rerouted during the weekend, with the exception of...
| Oct 19, 2009
In a new aggressive ad campaign, New Yorkers will be encouraged to "stop believing."
Ads promoting atheism hit a dozen Manhattan subway stations Monday. It features the slogan "A Million New Yorkers Are Good Without God. Are You?"
The $25,000 campaign,...