Ridership on New York's subways, buses, and commuter railroads has plummeted more than 80% since authorities took drastic steps to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus amid a global pandemic. And now the MTA has announced that it will begin reducing service on Wednesday in response to that drop.
The MTA revealed that 23 employees across New York City Transit and the Long Island Rail Road have reportedly tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus as of March 18.
The New York area's subways, buses, and commuter railroads have experienced a sharp drop in ridership during the coronavirus pandemic.
Elected officials are calling on the MTA to abandon the plan for an increase on LIRR fares.
Restaurateur, author and model Barbara Elaine Smith, best known as B. Smith, has died at her home on Long Island as a result of early-onset Alzheimer ’s disease, her husband and daughter announced on Facebook on Sunday.
Uber is making it easier for LIRR commuters to get a ride to the train station and catch their train on time.
The MTA has launched an aggressive campaign to combat hate on mass transit.
The project to add a third track on the LIRR from Floral Park to Hicksville is ahead of schedule.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled an ambitious plan that would expand Penn Station with at least eight new train tracks. An estimated 200 million people come through Penn Station every year.
Suffolk County police say they shot and killed an armed man outside the Brentwood Long Island Rail Road station.
18 of 21 MTA board members voted Wednesday in favor of hiring 500 additional MTA Police officers to patrol subways and Long Island Railroad and Metro-North platforms in the coming year.
New York's subways, buses, and railroads are in dire need to an upgrade. The MTA is plannin to spend $51.5 billion over five years on its capital plan.
Two cars from a Long Island Rail Road train headed from Penn Station to Babylon derailed just east of Jamaica, causing significant delays.
The MTA has announced that select trains running on the Far Rockaway, Long Beach, Oyster Bay and West Hempstead branches will become the latest Long Island Rail Road branches to use Positive Train Control, a signal system enhancement that works to reduce the potential for human error leading to train collisions and derailments.
The MTA Board will hold a special meeting at 12pm Friday to discuss the growing issue of exorbitant overtime paid to NYCT, LIRR, and Metro North workers.
The Transit Authority reportedly wants to nix double-time pay for certain overtime assignments, cap the number of consecutive hours worked at 16, scrutinize sick leave and give itself the option to hire private contractors whenever it wants.
Officials unveiled renderings of what will be the new main entrance to Penn Station. It will be located at 33rd Street and 7th Avenue and will connect commuters to the Long Island Rail Road concourse and the subways.
After an emergency board meeting that became very heated on Friday, MTA CEO and Chairman Patrick Foye said an independent monitor will be assigned to investigate allegations of overtime abuse.
In 2018, the MTA spent more than $1 billion on overtime pay, according to data released by the Empire Center for Public Policy.
Brad Wieboldt is lucky to be alive after suffering a massive heart attack two weeks ago. On Wednesday, he was reunited with the young man who helped save his life.