Brandon Sanchez

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MTA chief vows action on safety after fatal subway push

At the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s monthly board meeting Wednesday—the first since a fatal subway pushing earlier this month—members of the public voiced concerns...

MTA restores W train as Covid cases dip

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority restored the W subway line this week after a temporary suspension prompted by the rise in Covid-19 cases that...

Climate experts want Adams to make good on campaign promises

The Adams administration faces many pressing issues related to climate change—among them retrofitting large buildings for energy efficiency and opening streetscapes to pedestrians...

Mayor, governor call truce on MTA feud

In the 2010s, former Mayor Bill de Blasio and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sparred—publicly and often—about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Nearly one month...

MTA has finished Interborough Express feasibility study, Hochul says

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has completed a feasibility study for the recently proposed Interborough Express, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday in Brooklyn. According...

Former Council speaker on the challenges faced by women in city politics

For the first time in New York history, women occupy a majority of seats on the City Council, a milestone that recalls the...

Why doesn't the New York subway use platform barrier doors?

Some are calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to install platform barrier doors, also known as platform screen doors, after a homeless man...

The MTA received a $6 billion lump sum. What’s next?

Local transit advocates and leaders praised the Federal Transit Administration's decision to send more than $6 billion in funds to the Metropolitan Transportation...

Hochul nominates Lieber for MTA chair, chief executive

Gov. Kathy Hochul this week nominated Janno Lieber, who has been serving as acting chair and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board,...

Big city mayor’s first week is a ‘get stuff done’ whirlwind

Pledging to bring "swagger" back to New York, Mayor Eric Adams spent his first week in office pitching a new era of leadership—though...

Instant Expert: What you need to know about the Interborough Express

The issue Gov. Kathy Hochul endorsed in her State of the State address a long-simmering plan to connect Brooklyn and Queens with increased rail service....

Hochul endorses Brooklyn-Queens express rail connection

Gov. Hochul in her State of the State address endorsed a slate of infrastructure projects with an eye toward improving transit options for...

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