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Free buses start on Sunday

A pilot program to test the feasibility of fareless buses is set to start Sept. 24.


Round-the-clock speed cameras improve safety in a city that never sleeps

New York City saw a 25% drop in traffic deaths and a 30% decrease in tickets issued after state lawmakers let it operate their speed cameras on nights and weekends.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: Congestion pricing is a necessary evil that waits for no one

It’s not a great time to roll out the tolling program, even if it’s the right thing to do.


Congestion pricing still has skeptics in the City Council

Many elected officials acknowledge the benefits of congestion pricing, but still have questions about the MTA’s implementation of the historic program.


Editor’s note: The City Council should remember Daniel Patrick Moynihan when deciding on MSG

The late U.S. senator might not be so inclined to issue a 10-year renewal for the arena if it would keep the transit hub’s redevelopment plan from bolder alternatives.

Editor's Note

Editor’s note: Train Daddy is right to want a bolder Penn Station redevelopment plan

Former New York City Transit Authority President Andy Byford joined advocates in calling for more ambitious alternatives to reconstructing the transit hub.


Exemptions begin at the forefront of congestion pricing review

The Traffic Mobility Review Board will look over more than 100 requested exemptions to the tolling structure.

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Transit groups call for congestion toll to be passed on to for-hire vehicle riders

A six-member Traffic Mobility Review Board will meet on Wednesday to develop recommendations on a toll structure for congestion pricing.

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Elected officials and Brooklynites call on City Hall to reverse course on McGuinness Boulevard project

At a City Hall rally, supporters of the plan to overhaul a busy and dangerous street in Greenpoint railed against the mayor’s actions to stop it.


State comptroller says MTA should be able to manage debt with state funding

A new report by Thomas DiNapoli found the financially-strained agency should be able to get on track with state funding and a higher payroll mobility tax in the budget.


Opinion: Labor and the MTA must work together to improve the nation's largest transit system

With the TWU 100’s contract expired, there’s an opportunity for both sides to work together to improve service for New Yorkers


What New York City bus routes should be free? City & State readers pick popular crosstown buses

The MTA is going to pilot a free bus route in every borough, but they haven’t said which routes will be selected.


Take the ‘Which buses should be free’ poll

City & State wants to know where readers want free bus routes under a new MTA pilot program.