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The New York City subway, explained

A comprehensive guide to the subway’s history, unspoken rules of conduct, and more insider intel

New York City’s iconic subway signs celebrated in a new, site-specific exhibit

The MTA and MoMA collaborated on an installation celebrating the role graphic design plays in getting around New York City

Bus-mounted cameras on 14th Street will crack down on scofflaw drivers

Drivers will have a 60 day grace period before they’re hit with fines.

MTA incompetence led to Borough Hall subway ceiling collapse

The audit highlights systemic issues within the MTA’s engineering department.

Midtown East slated for 20-year MTA construction project

The massive undertaking is expected to be complete until 2040, says the MTA.

The MTA is joining the Paris climate agreement. It should focus on improving service

The transportation agency plans to cut its carbon emissions—but increasing ridership would have more of an impact

As NYC subway performance improves, ridership is increasing 

Subway ridership has increased 4.5 percent since last year, the MTA says.

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10 secret subway tunnels in New York City

Just like the rest of New York City, our 112 year-old subway system consists of many layers, each of which provides a glimpse into a sliver of the city’s history. Here's a sampling of the city’s most intriguing abandoned tunnels and stations.

MTA says billions needed to revive old Rockaway LIRR track

A preliminary study outlines the barriers and costs associated with reactivating a stretch of Long Island Rail Road track in eastern Queens

A new report outlines privacy risks for the MTA’s contactless payment system

"A simple bus or subway ride shouldn’t cost us our civil rights," says the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project

14th Street Busway launches this week: Here’s what you need to know

After months of legal challenges, the busway will finally launch Thursday.

MTA announces 48 stations that will get accessibility upgrades

Several stations across the five boroughs will soon become ADA accessible.

MTA unveils $51.5 billion plan to fix New York City’s transit system

The investment would amount to the largest in the agency’s history.

Express F train service begins its limited run this week

Four rush hour F trains will run express in Brooklyn starting today.

L train repair costs may spike thanks to MTA’s about-face

The abrupt change of plans from shutdown to ‘slowdown’ may increase costs for structural repairs on L train stations

NYC will double down on outreach efforts for homeless individuals on the subway

The new efforts are part of a joint operation between the Department of Homeless Services and the NYPD

MTA service changes will hammer 1, 2, and 3 lines starting this weekend

The last phase of the project to replace switches and tracks at 96th Street begins tonight

Stalled 14th Street busway hit with another lawsuit

The saga continues

MTA should look to wealthy New Yorkers to help its funding woes: report

New Yorkers spend 1.8 percent of their income on public transportation

Queens pol proposes protective netting below elevated subways to catch falling debris

A City Council member has called on the MTA to install netting across the entire elevated portion of the N and W lines

MTA will continue its efforts to increase speeds on busy subway lines

Stretches including the 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines between Nevins Street and Utica Avenue will be targeted

MTA will overhaul century-old 42nd Street shuttle

Construction work will begin on August 16

MTA plans accessibility upgrades at dozens of subway stops, but has yet to reveal which ones

Transit officials are waiting on the state to review their capital program to be able to release the details on those stations

MTA will pilot cutting-edge tech to improve subway and buses

Four startups are partnering with the MTA to launch year-long pilots

MTA capital projects plagued by cost overruns, delays: audit

A new report by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli surfaces some blunders made by the MTA, but transit advocates say it doesn’t go far enough.

Manhattan’s M14A is officially the slowest bus route in NYC

And the B15 is the least reliable, according to a report

14th Street busway delay has ‘greatly impacted’ transit service, MTA says

The transit authority submitted their testimony opposing the lawsuit to stop the busway

MTA wants vendors to transform vacant storefronts at major subway hubs

The mezzanine at the Port Authority subway stop could be the first to see a transformation

Dedicated busway on 14th Street will roll out on July 1

Cars will mostly be banned from 14th Street during the pilot program

MTA unveils draft for Bronx bus network redesign

16 percent of Bronx commuters rely solely on buses

NYC’s half-priced MetroCard program now has 50,000 participants

The city’s Fair Fares program has been gradually expanding since its January launch

A subway menace pulling emergency brakes has plagued NYC commutes for years

"This is stupid, it’s dangerous, it’s selfish and it’s gotta stop," said NYCT President Andy Byford

MTA authorizes full-fare MetroCards for NYC students

Students in grades K-12 who currently get half-fare, bus-only MetroCards will receive a full-fare one

MTA to cut bus service on major Manhattan, Brooklyn routes

"This is a terrible mistake," challenged Comptroller Scott Stringer

MTA rejiggers new M14 SBS route after local outcry

Seniors and those with disabilities railed against the MTA’s original plan to cut 22 stops

Disability advocates challenge MTA’s station renovations under federal law

The class action suit follows a federal judge’s landmark March ruling in disability advocates favor

MTA retires old diesel buses as it moves toward all-electric fleet

The transit authority has vowed to convert its fleet entirely to fully electric buses by 2040

MTA looks to rooftop solar power to raise much-needed funds

The transit authority plans to lease more than 100 rooftops to generate renewable energy

The L train “slowdown” begins in a week—here’s what we do (and don’t) know about the project

How much will it cost? What’s happening with buses? And will it really be okay?