Transit News

MTA Report Exposes F Train Derailment Cause

Back in the beginning of May, the biggest transit story was the Brooklyn-bound train that derailed in Queens. 7 months after the derailment, the MTA issued a report this past Friday exposing the cause of the derailment which turned out to be unrepaired track defaults. Here is the official press release I received which I […]


MTA Awards South Ferry Repair Contract

Earlier today, the MTA announced the awarding of the $193.8 million dollar contract to Judlau Contracting, Inc for the rehabilitation of the South Ferry station. Here are more details via the official press release: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a $193.8 million contract to Judlau Contracting, Inc., to rehabilitate the new South Ferry […]


2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

This past Friday, the MTA released the results of its 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey. Here are the details: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released results of its annual customer satisfaction surveys showing a continuation of a gradual increase in satisfaction with the New York City Subway that has been underway since 2010, when the […]


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 […]