New York City Transit

Train fatally strikes MTA worker at Astoria subway station
Train fatally strikes MTA worker at Astoria subway station
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/24/2013 at 10:53AM

An MTA worker was killed on the job when a subway train struck him in Astoria early this morning, said the transit agency. The signal maintainer, identified as 58-year-old Louis Moore of Hollis, was working on the system around 3:20 a.m. when a Parsons-Archer-bound E train entering the 46th Street and Broadway station fatally hit him. “An [...]

31 percent of riders have no love for MTA
31 percent of riders have no love for MTA
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/21/2013 at 1:25PM

A recent Straphangers Campaign poll found that about a third of New York City Transit riders can’t find a single reason to praise the MTA. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the transportation advocacy group asked 252 people what they love about subways and buses. The most popular answer was convenience, but riders also liked the [...]

More people losing items on subways and buses: MTA
More people losing items on subways and buses: MTA
News Queens Courier Staff 2/18/2013 at 11:40AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The amount of lost items being found on subways and buses is on the rise, according to the MTA’s website. In 2012, MTA workers took in 24,445 lost items, up from 23,223 in 2011. The amount of items being returned to their original owners however has also increased, with 8,093 items being [...]

MTA auctioning off items from lost and found
MTA auctioning off items from lost and found
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/26/2012 at 2:30PM

It’s not surprising that straphangers leave items such as cell phones and handbags on subways and buses, but even bikes make it to the MTA New York City Transit’s lost and found. Eventually unclaimed items are auctioned off by the agency, making about $30,000 to $50,000 a year for its operation budget. But don’t worry. [...]

MTA Continues to Improve Customer Communications with Introduction of New Winter Weather Guide
News Toni Cimino 1/04/2012 at 11:52AM

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is continuing its efforts to improve customer communications with the introduction of the Winter Weather Guide.  Harsh winter weather may prevent some MTA services from operating normally, so the MTA has created a colorful and informative poster designed to alert riders to foul weather service changes.  The new Winter Weather [...]