Transit News

DNA Swab Kits Coming To The MTA

One of the perks for bus drivers in the newly agreed contract between the MTA & TWU Local 100 is that they will be receiving DNA Swab Kits to deal with the issue of spat on drivers. Michael Gartland of the New York Post has more: The MTA is about to get a little more […]

24 Hour Ban On Alcohol Due To SantaCon

Just a short time ago, the MTA Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North Railroad announced a 24 hour ban on alcohol due to this weekend’s SantaCon festivities. Here are the complete details: To maintain orderly travel during this weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains and […]

G & R Service Loss Due To Sandy Repairs

Nearly 8 months after Hurricane Sandy ripped through our region, the repercussions of the storm are still being felt. A few days ago, the MTA announced that due to the severe damage sustained in the Montague Tube (links the between Manhattan & Brooklyn) it will be forced to shutdown service through it for up to […]

A Train Service To The Rockaways Restored

The A Train returns to the Rockaways 7 months after Hurricane Sandy. (Photo courtesy of the MTA.) Today marked an important day in the post Hurricane Sandy recovery as A train service was restored to thousands in the Rockaways. The damage left millions of dollars in damage & a loss of direct service for months. […]

MTA Ridership Increases In 2012

Even with the devastation & subsequent lost trips caused by Hurricane Sandy, the MTA managed to have ridership increases again in 2012 as they totaled over 2.6 billion trips between all of their divisions. Here is more via their press release: Despite the historic disruptions caused by Hurricane Sandy, annual ridership on the subways, buses […]