MTA Finances

Manhattan DA Stops Prosecuting Farebeaters

Farebeaters aka turnstile jumpers in the NYC Subway are as old as the system itself. For years, when one was caught doing this illegal act, they were served a ticket to appear in court or pay a fine. However Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance wants to stop prosecuting farebeaters as it is a waste of time […]


MTA Chairman Clashes With State Senator

Long time readers know how much I hate political grandstanding. Tri-state area riders know full well how much of that goes on with elected officials who seem to always care about mass transit funding & issues when it gives them a chance to earn political brownie points. MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota is another one who […]


New Law Shines Light On MTA Finances

Gov. Cuomo recently signed a new law that will require the MTA to post its financial plans online for public review before the agency can call its board for a vote. While I appreciate the transparency of the measure, it does reek of the pot calling the kettle black considering the games his administration has […]


Cuomo Budget Has $65M Cut To MTA Funds

In a Daily News Exclusive, the exclusive budget revealed by Gov. Cuomo last month includes a well hidden cut of $65M in funding to the MTA. Dan Rivoli has more: The suffering subway, bus and rail system may have less money to move New Yorkers. A line tucked deep in Gov. Cuomo’s executive budget from […]


MTA Reaches Deal With TWU Local 100

Thankfully for the sake of riders throughout the region, the MTA has reached a deal (pending MTA Board approval) with Transport Workers Union Local 100. Based on the initial terms of the deal, I feel it is safe to say that the union won this round of the never ending battle between the heavyweights as […]