New York City Transit President Andy Byford has begun to make key staff changes at the troubled agency charged with running the City’s subway, bus, and paratransit systems.
Riders on the 7 line may have to wait several more months before the line’s new signal system is fully enabled, according to an M.T.A. presentation on Monday.
New signals for the aging subway system, despite a new push from the M.T.A.’s top leadership, may be still be lingering distantly in the future.
The City Council is gearing up for a full-court press on providing half-price MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers, known as “Fair Fares,” which is part of its just-released budget proposal for the next year.
Early Saturday morning, the New York State Assembly and Senate put the finishing touches on a far-reaching $168 billion budget–one with significant impacts for downstate transportation.
Last Tuesday, a top union official was removed from his post following turmoil inside of TWU Local 100 over new M.T.A. staff changes and initiatives that are part of the $836 million Subway Action Plan.