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  1. last stop

    MTA’s Andy Byford Leaving Role That May Be Derailed

    Andy “Train Daddy” Byford leaves the MTA on Friday, and there’s no guarantee he will be replaced at all as the agency prepares to shed jobs.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. lock step

    Subways’ Worst Escalator Not Even Close to Fix

    It’s been a year since the Lexington Ave-53rd St. escalator shut. The privately owned moving stairway won’t be back until September.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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.

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  22. albany

    Congestion Digestion: What You Need to Know About the MTA Budget Boosters

    Albany’s deal will wring funds from motorists, pricey properties and online transactions — but it’s still not enough to save ailing subways and buses.

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