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NYC’s overnight subway shutdown, explained

The MTA has suspended overnight subway service. Here’s what you need to know.

L train tunnel repairs completed ahead of schedule

The project was completed nearly $100 million under budget.

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10 tips for riding NYC transit like a pro

Give yourself extra time, get an app, and more tips for navigating NYC’s mass transit options.

See the evolution of NYC’s subway system in vintage photos

A new exhibit shows what it took to vein our city with subway tunnels

How to get a half-priced MetroCard from the city’s Fair Fares program

How to know if you’re eligible and how to apply.

Can NYC’s subway system get fixed without ‘train daddy’ Andy Byford?

Transit advocates weigh in on how the New York City Transit head’s departure may affect New Yorkers

NYCT chief Andy Byford resigns: How he improved NYC transit

In just two years, the New York City Transit chief made important strides in improving New Yorkers’ commutes.

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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

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

L train’s First Avenue subway station gets a new entrance 

The work is part of a series of upgrades to the station and 14th Street

10 must-follow Instagram accounts for NYC subway lovers

Whether you love old maps, vintage signage, or hot dudes reading, these Instagram accounts devoted to the subway system have you covered.

MTA turns Jay Street-MetroTech station into an accessibility ‘lab’

Transit officials are testing new accessibility measures on the Brooklyn station

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

L train slowdown will end 3 months ahead of schedule

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel for L train riders.

Subway accessibility upgrades should be funded through expanded zoning measures: lawmakers

This would make it easier for the MTA to partner with private developers on station upgrades.

New map showcases the beauty of NYC’s subway system

Blue Crow Media’s latest NYC map highlights subway art and architecture

MTA announces 48 stations that will get accessibility upgrades

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

Transit watchdogs push for more transparency, better service from MTA capital plan

"It’s like the CIA has taken charge of the future of the subways," said a government accountability advocate

Major service changes coming to L train stops to improve accessibility

The train line will almost entirely close during one upcoming weekend

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

Some NYC subway lines were suspended due to ‘network communications issue’

The delay along the MTA’s numbered lines comes in the midst of a heat wave that’s broiling the city

State AG will investigate ‘dangerous conditions’ after Queens subway flood video goes viral

"That easily could have resulted in the loss of a life, and we need answers"

Flooding at Court Square subway stop nearly sweeps commuter off platform

The horrifying video shows a commuter nearly knocked off a platform by torrential rain

MTA plans cuts to L train service in Brooklyn on nights and weekends

The service cuts are part of the MTA’s larger repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel

NYC subway has best month for on-time performance since 2013

More than 80 percent of trains arrived on time in June

MTA will launch limited express service along F line in Brooklyn

Four express F trains will run during the morning and evening rush hours in Brooklyn

See how reliable your subway commute is with this new tool

The New York Times created a data visualization that shows the unpredictability of subway commutes

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

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

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The L train “slowdown” begins today: What you need to know

Everything you need to know about the 15-month closure of service between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Is NYC ready for the L train ‘slowdown’? Transit advocates weigh in

The short answer? Not really.

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?

MTA fare hike goes into effect on Easter Sunday

Unlimited MetroCard fares were raised and bonuses eliminated in a February MTA board vote