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  1. down the line

    Utica Ave. Subway Extension Dream Gets a Brooklyn Boost

    Borough President Adams assembling task force to study 110-year-old proposal to serve transit desert after MTA put up millions to examine same idea.

    down the line

  2. need a lift

    Barclays Center Has Subway’s Worst Privately Owned Elevator

    The elevator at the bustling station functioned just 74% of the time in 2019, MTA records show. Its landlord is being called out in a new report.

    need a lift

  3. out of step

    City Brings Criminal Court Case Over Busted Subway Escalator

    MTA steps up pressure to get stairs at Lexington Avenue-53rd Street, under the Lipstick Building, rolling again after more than a year out of service.

    out of step

  4. hail storm

    MTA’s Uber Plan to Give Late-Shift Workers a Lyft

    The agency could team with ride-hailing companies to help ease overnight commuters for service industry employees who live far from mass transit.

    hail storm

  5. transit

    Subway Surfing Spike May Be Deadlier Than MTA Stats Indicate

    Incidents of people riding on top of trains is up — and officials suspect the death toll is undercounted. Meanwhile, a mom mourns her teenage son.

    transit

  6. water logs

    Subway Water Main Pain Already Worse Than Last Year

    There have been 150 more water-related delays or cancelations of subways this month than there were in all of 2019, according to MTA data.

    water logs

  7. bye-ford

    Subway and Bus Boss Andy Byford’s Transit Triumphs and Unfinished Business

    Byford suddenly resigned two years into his transit turnaround efforts. His successor faces steep challenges — including dealing with Gov. Cuomo.

    bye-ford

  8. doors shut

    Access-A-Ride Users Face Access Challenges at Access-A-Ride Centers

    Lack of automatic doors at the six centers where people with limited mobility must go to get the MTA’s paratransit service raises additional barrier.

    doors shut

  9. keeping track

    Group Wants to Shed More Light on MTA Budget Busters

    When MTA officials got rid of quarterly reports last year, they made it much harder to hold them accountable for cost overruns, watchdog group says.

    keeping track

  10. traffic

    NYC Congestion Pricing Plan Needs Open Doors, Watchdogs Say

    New York State’s Committee on Open Government is urging the MTA to make congestion pricing process more transparent.

    traffic

  11. wrong track

    ‘Shoddy’ Outreach to Homeless Led to Missed Subway Goals, Comptroller Says

    A new audit from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli blames surge in subway homelessness on poor oversight of nonprofit tasked with outreach.

    wrong track

  12. stand clear

    Rising Reports of Subway Door Surprise Openings Still Rare But Jarring

    After MTA pulled new cars because of door issues, THE CITY found 139 reports system-wide over the last two years — including 64 in 2019.

    stand clear

  13. wrong track

    Subway Door Problems Went Beyond Two Incidents, Records Show

    MTA officials say they pulled nearly 300 new train cars out of service after a pair of door malfunctions — but documents indicate additional issues.

    wrong track

  14. wrong track

    MTA Yanks ‘Lemon’ Trains Out of Service

    Nearly 300 of the newest subway cars in the system were taken out of service early Wednesday morning due to issues with door reliability.

    wrong track

  15. mother nature

    Paws and Effect: A Menagerie of Creatures Creating Subway Delays

    Dogs, geese, possums and turkeys are among the virtual barnyard of on-the-loose animals that delayed 238 trains last year.

    mother nature

  16. rabid transit

    Nevins St. Subway Raccoon Captured, Set Free in Prospect Park

    The crafty critter known as Chepe eluded capture for months, only to succumb to the lure of chicken and plantains.

    rabid transit

  17. where are they now?

    Catching Up With New Yorkers You Met in THE CITY

    Here’s the latest on some folks who lived tales of hope, adversity and change during an eventful 2019. They have more stories to tell.

    where are they now?

  18. fast track

    Public Should Get More Time for Say on MTA Plans: Audit

    The transit agency should give public and board 45 days to weigh in on major proposals, audit recommends. That didn’t happen with new $51.5B plan.

    fast track

  19. going up

    Cost of Replacing Subway Elevators Expected to Double

    The estimated price tag for 19 new lifts is rising from $69 million to $134 million, according to MTA documents.

    going up

  20. blame canada

    Stringer Blasts MTA, Subway Car Maker Over ‘Lemon’ Trains

    The MTA’s $600 million deal with Bombardier is a “case study in what not to do,” the city’s financial watchdog charges as old cars stay on the rails.

    blame canada

  21. transit

    Lax Background Checks Led to Risky MTA Hires, Probe Finds

    Poor communication and shoddy screening allowed people convicted of serious crimes to become city transit workers, inspector general’s report shows.

    transit

  22. dirty work

    Transit Union Demands More Subway Cleaners to Combat Filthy Trains

    The push to restore positions comes as workers clash with the MTA over a new contract — and after THE CITY revealed a spike in soiled trains.

    dirty work

  23. chilling journey

    Cold Train: Staten Islanders Shiver as New Rail Cars Still Years Away

    The Staten Island Railway’s fleet of 47-year-old train cars leave commuters with little heat. New ones won’t arrive until late 2022.

    chilling journey

  24. rail concern

    Anti-Amazon Pols Signal Concerns Over Sunnyside Yards Plans

    Fighting EDC again, a coalition that includes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rails against another Queens “mega-project” a neighborhood over from LIC.

    rail concern

  25. rail fail

    Newest Subway Cars Breaking Down More Often Than Some Old Ones

    The shiny cars on the A, C, J and Z lines, which hit the tracks two years ago this week, are less durable than some dating to the 1980s, records show.

    rail fail

  26. rabid transit

    Raccoons Rack Up a Growing Number of Subway Delays

    An L train struck a furry forager in Brooklyn Saturday night — the latest in a string of wild transit snags outdoors and underground.

    rabid transit

  27. off track

    Repeatedly Stuck Switches Drive Brooklyn Subway Commuters to Despair

    Wednesday’s evening massive rush-hour delays stemmed from Q and B train equipment that’s failed chronically, MTA records obtained by THE CITY show.

    off track

  28. subways

    Cost of MTA Accessibility Study Rising Faster Than Elevators

    The budget for a feasibility study into installing more subway lifts and ramps to help people with disabilities has jumped 70%, MTA documents show.

    subways

  29. crossed tracks

    State Pols Hold Rare Transit Hearing at Same Time as Monthly MTA Meetings

    MTA officials may have to hop a turnstile if they want to quickly shuttle between dueling sessions Tuesday amid biggest-ever spending plan.

    crossed tracks

  30. stand back

    Buildings Commish Backs off Order for Q-Train Neighbors to Inspect Subway Walls

    After THE CITY’s report and an MTA intervention, city bureaucrats say homeowners can ignore citations for failing to inspect a busy transit trench.

    stand back

  31. wall of confusion

    Brooklyn Homeowners Wall-Eyed at City Demand They Inspect Q-Train Trench

    Flatbush and Ditmas Park residents aghast at Department of Buildings order for reports on century-old walls they say are the MTA’s responsibility.

    wall of confusion

  32. wrong direction

    Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Complaints in Subway See Dramatic Rise

    Attacks and graffiti aimed at Jews have surged more than 160% in the subway this year over last, according to MTA data obtained by THE CITY.

    wrong direction

  33. bus stopped

    Bus Rides Slowed in Muck of MTA-Transit Union Contract Feud

    Commuters slog through longer waits, thanks to repeated, union-ordered “safety checks,” labor and management sources told THE CITY.

    bus stopped

  34. switch glitch

    Cursed High-Tech Subway Signal System Slated for Pricey Replacement

    Bane of delayed F and G train riders, the MTA’s 13-year-old problem-plagued Bergen Street switches in Brooklyn will cost $47 million to redo.

    switch glitch

  35. not so fast

    Staten Islanders Say Innovative Bus Route Crosses a Line

    Locals are OK with an express bus on old railroad lines and viaducts. But they’d rather see traffic on a pedestrian esplanade than Richmond Terrace.

    not so fast

  36. moving ahead

    How the MTA Plans to Spend Billions on its Subway Wishlist

    Will your commute speed up, via new signals? Will your station get an elevator? Find out via our interactive look at the record $51.5 billion plan.

    moving ahead

  37. track changes

    Rockaway Branch Rail Reboot Study Finally Lands

    After THE CITY’s inquiries, the MTA put out a long-delayed report on reviving a long-dormant Queens railway stretch. The verdict: possible but pricey.

    track changes

  38. nowhere to go

    Homeless Seek an Elusive Safe Refuge in the Subways

    The slayings of four men underscored the fears of vulnerable New Yorkers who avoid city streets and shelters. But life underground is getting tougher.

    nowhere to go

  39. tracking you

    Subway Surveillance Cameras Turned Toward the Homeless

    The NYPD is monitoring 100 live feeds from a dozen stations around the clock, drawing concerns from homeless and civil liberties advocates.

    tracking you

  40. track changes

    Study of Old Rockaway Rail Line’s Revival Back on Track

    Calls to bring back a dormant LIRR branch in southern Queens that hasn’t been used since the 1960s get a new look. Finding are expected by year’s end.

    track changes

  41. express concerns

    Staten Island’s Epic Wait for Alternative to Private Bus Service Just Got Longer

    Academy Bus Service to get $3.8 million from taxpayers for another year of express rides from South Shore to Midtown, while MTA ponders a takeover.

    express concerns

  42. going down

    The Fault in Our Stairs: Subway Escalator Reliability Plunges

    The 232 escalators maintained by the MTA are functional only about 87% of the time, according to new figures — the worst they’ve been since 2010.

    going down

  43. on track

    MTA Digs Up More Money to Study Utica Ave. Subway Extension

    Transit officials released a fleshed-out five-year budget proposal Thursday that now includes more funding to examine the century-old idea.

    on track

  44. digging for answers

    Utica Avenue Subway Extension MIA as MTA Plans Projects

    The 100-year-old idea, which was revived and pushed by the mayor in 2015, went unmentioned in the MTA’s latest Capital Plan outline.

    digging for answers

  45. going up

    MTA Plan Calls for More Accessible Subway Stations

    A $51 billion proposal revealed Monday calls for making another 66 stations accessible, via elevators and ramps. That’s up from 50 — out of 472.

    going up

  46. what the l

    Hot and Bothered: Burning Cables Led to L Train Headaches

    L train riders endured severe delays this week because of “smoldering and hot cables” in the line’s East River tunnel. The MTA is investigating.

    what the l

  47. losing track

    MTA Taking a Bigger Beating on Subway and Bus Fare Evasion

    A new MTA Inspector General report, obtained by THE CITY, finds that the transit agency’s tracking methods missed the mark, leading to an undercount.

    losing track

  48. wrong track

    Cuomo Slams His MTA on Spike in ‘Soiled’ Subway Reports

    The governor says commuters’ “quality of life” is suffering amid the marked increase in reports of filthy train cars and other underground woes.

    wrong track

  49. wrong track

    Soiled Subways: It’s a Dirty Job, But Nobody’s Here to Do It

    Amid a spike in reports of filthy cars, the MTA has cut the number of clean-up crews charged with scrubbing trains, thanks to budget issues.

    wrong track

  50. wrong track

    Why The Subway Stinks: ‘Soiled Car’ Reports Soar This Year

    More than 1,600 incidents slowed service and disgusted straphangers in the first eight months of 2019 — far outpacing the last two years.

    wrong track

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