MTA Finances

MTA & TWU Local 100 Reach New Deal

Even though it was nearly 14 years to the date, the last NYC Transit strike still resonates with me. I recall being out there providing exclusive coverage from picket lines and providing that for my readers here on Transit Blogger. While such an occurrence did not seem to be in the cards this time around, […]


MTA Board Approves 17B Budget

Earlier today the MTA Board approved a 17 billion dollar budget along with vows to restructure the agency significantly in order to save money. Part of the budget approved called for fare & toll hikes in March although to what extent is not known. Vincent Barone of AMNY has more: Facing a billion-dollar budget gap […]


MTA To Buy Grand Central Terminal

The other big news to come out of the MTA meetings on Tuesday was the agency announcing that it plans on purchasing Grand Central Terminal along with the Metro North’s Harlem & Hudson lines.  The total cost for these purchases is $35M & was approved by the financial committee & will be put to the […]


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 […]