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NYC Transportation

Consider this your comprehensive guide to transportation in New York City—from news on the NYC subway and the MTA, to guides on how to navigate New York’s airports and transit hubs, and more.

A guide to OMNY, the MTA’s new MetroCard-replacing fare system

The tap-to-pay technology is rolling out to 37 more Bronx subway stations this month.

Congestion Pricing Delayed As New Car Owners Threaten to Slow New York to a Crawl

The tolling system won’t be up and running for "roughly a year."

Did New York City just give up on public transit?

The city’s battered subway system deserves a more equitable vision for its future.

Here’s how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting public transit

Plunging ridership, service cuts, and deep cleanings: Here’s what you need to know.

NYC’s overnight subway shutdown, explained

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

NYC is opening 12 more miles of open streets—from Fort Greene to Flushing

The city is halfway to its goal of 40 miles of streets for May

New York City rolls out next wave of open streets

New Yorkers are getting another two miles to spread out amid the pandemic.

New York City to halt 24/7 subway service for daily coronavirus cleanings

The New York City subway will stop running between 1 and 5 a.m. to disinfect trains.

Citi Bike rolls out expansion to the Bronx, upper Manhattan amid pandemic

Look out for 100 new docking stations in upper Manhattan and the Bronx this May.

NYC will open up to 100 miles of streets to pedestrians

The move will help New Yorkers socially distance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

New York City sidewalks have failed us. Here’s how we can fix them.

A new map shows how most NYC sidewalks are too narrow for social distancing

Cities are opening miles of streets to pedestrians. Here’s how NYC can make that happen.

We asked experts how NYC could open streets. Here’s what they had to say.

Could part of Broadway go car-free to encourage social distancing?

City officials and neighborhood groups want a chunk of Broadway opened to pedestrians to make social distancing easier

New Yorkers need space for social distancing. Let’s open more streets to pedestrians.

Banning cars from some streets would encourage social distancing and help keep New York City safe.

New York’s traffic has decreased, but more drivers are speeding

Speed cameras are catching more reckless drivers amid the novel coronavirus pandemic

How to get around safely during NYC’s stay-at-home order—if you must

You should stay at home as much as possible—but if you absolutely have to get around NYC, here’s how to do it safely

Uber and Lyft drivers in NYC, concerned by coronavirus, say apps aren’t helping enough

"The fear is real, the threat is there, and the company is not helping in terms of minimizing the fear."

F train tunnel will get $50M Sandy rehab in 2021

The repairs will shutter two stations on nights and weekends.

A fix for the BQE is in state hands, say NYC lawmakers

An $11 billion tunnel is the latest proposal to fix a crumbling stretch of the BQE. But that idea, and several others, won’t go anywhere without help from the state.

Transform or tear down? The BQE reconstruction, explained

A look at proposals and lofty solutions to reconstruct a crumbling span of the interstate highway

Citi Bike’s electric bikes return as NYC works to beef up cycling infrastructure

The blue e-bikes are back after they were pulled over safety concerns.

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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.

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Everything you need to know about NYC's citywide ferry

Earlier today, the NYC Ferry welcomed its first commuters on its inaugural ride from Beach 108th Street in the Rockaways.

How one woman fought segregation on public transit in 19th-century NYC

In 1854, a woman named Elizabeth Jennings helped kickstart the desegregation of New York’s public transit—and she’ll soon be honored with a statue at Grand Central Terminal.

How can the crumbling BQE be saved? To start, cut lanes of traffic

A group of experts recommends shaving the ailing six-lane highway to four lanes, reducing the number of vehicles on the road, and—eventually—a comprehensive overhaul.

Brooklyn will get at least 10 miles of protected bike lanes in 2020

The borough had the most cyclist fatalities last year.

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.

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

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The most walkable neighborhood in each NYC borough

Ranking the walkability, transit access, and biking infrastructure in each of New York City’s boroughs.

NYC Ferry held back data on its well-to-do ridership

City surveys found that NYC Ferry riders often earned six-figure salaries.

The BQX is back (maybe)

There’s a new website and public meetings scheduled to plan the future of the Brooklyn-Queens Connector. Does it mean anything?

Penn Station expansion plan would create new tracks, terminal

The plan as outlined by Gov. Cuomo would increase capacity at Penn by 40 percent.

6 crucial ways New York City’s landscape will change in 2020

What to expect from New York’s transit, parks, megaprojects and more this year.

E-bikes and e-scooters won’t roll out in New York anytime soon

Even though the bill passed in the State Senate and Assembly, Cuomo shot it down.

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NYC real estate, architecture, and more in 2019: The year in review

The best architecture, biggest real estate deals, landmark battles, and more

NYC real estate, architecture, and transit experts reflect on 2019’s biggest moments

The year that was, and what lies ahead in 2020

7 unfinished NYC infrastructure projects poised to change the city in the 2020s

These major NYC projects have been in the works for what feels like forever—and many still have a long way to go