Archive for June, 2009

NYCT To Increase Some Weekend Subway Service Intervals

For those readers who ride the B-division during the weekend, this news will frustrate you. MTA NYC Transit has announced that starting this Sunday & continuing through August, trains will run at 10 minute intervals up from the originally scheduled 8. Pete Donohue of the New York Daily News has more: NYC transit’s cutting scheduled […]

CVS Reimburses The MTA

Late Monday afternoon, the New York Daily News broke the story of CVS reimbursing the MTA almost $1M due to the company overcharging the transit agency for prescription drugs provided to current workers & retirees. Pete Donohue has more: Drugstore giant CVS overcharged the MTA for prescription drugs provided to transit workers and retirees – […]

MTA Issues Statement On D.C. Metro Accident

As you know by now, a horrific tragedy occurred on Monday evening in Washingon D.C. 9 people died & 76 where injured when one Metro train struck a stopped train in front of it near the Fort Totten station on the city’s red line. Early Tuesday afternoon, the MTA issued a statement on the deadliest […]

Barretto Point Park Bus Service Returns

Now it is time to catch up on transit news from the last couple of days. Early yesterday afternoon, MTA NYC Transit announced it will once again run summer bus service to Barretto Point Park. This service pattern was heavily requested by visitors to the park along with elected officials from the Bronx, & the […]

Bus Fuel Contract Update

Four days ago, I blogged about how the MTA will save money on their next bus fuel contract with longtime provider Sprague Energy Corporation. In that same entry, I alluded to the recent issue between the two parties due to the price gouging that appeared to be going on in the last contract. Towards the […]