MTA

M.T.A. Invests in Service Improvements

by Connor Ryan
Train.

manyhighways, Flickr

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will use state money to fund a service improvement package for the second year in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The M.T.A.’s plan includes increased bus, subway and commuter train service, as well as enhanced customer satisfaction through new technology and cleaner stations. The transportation authority’s total investment package is valued at $18 million.

In Wake of Accidents, Metro-North Railroad to Install Safety Devices

by Connor Ryan
Metro North train.

joseph a, Flickr

Metro-North Railroad announced Friday morning in a letter addressed to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) that it would begin installing shunts, safety devices that are meant to provide added protection for track workers in construction areas, within the next month on parts of its New Haven Line.

The letter comes days after the National Transportation Safety Board and Blumenthal urged Metro-North to install the signal protection devices.

Leader of Subway Cleanup Chosen to be Next Chairman of M.T.A.

by Connor Ryan

MTAPhotos, flickr

In an announcement made Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo nominated Thomas Prendergast to serve as the next chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Prendergast, who first began working as a New York City transit official in 1982, stepped in as the authority's interim executive director after the former chairman Joseph Lhota resigned last December to run for mayor of New York City. Prendergast has also served as president of the Long Island Railroad and president of New York City transit.

MTA Chair Lhota Resigns, May Run for NYC Mayor

by Jeff Coltin
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota pointing down a subway track

Patrick Cashin / Metropolitan Transportation Authority

 

MTA Chairman and CEO Joe Lhota has confirmed he will step down at the end of the year to explore a run for New York City Mayor. Lhota has led the transportation agency since October of last year. He previously served as a Deputy Mayor under Rudy Giuliani and would run for Mayor as a Republican.

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