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New York’s Central Business District Tolling Program has taken one step closer to fruition after the relevant authorities agreed to launch the public outreach process to assess the pros and cons of the scheme.
Among the plans to improve the city’s bus network is an increased rollout of Transit Signal Priority and 20 additional miles of bus lanes to speed up journey times.
As of 7 September 2021, passengers travelling with bikes on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will no longer require a bike permit to travel.
The MTA has big plans to make New York’s transport network even more accessible for its passengers, including new subway car designs and station overhauls.
The MTA has announced the return of its Access-A-Ride service as it registers yet another day of record breaking pandemic-era ridership.
New York’s MTA has undertaken a successful pop-up vaccination trial, in which it offers all New Yorkers and those visiting the city the chance to be immunised.
The MTA has registered several records in recent weeks as New York begins to open up and New Yorkers begin to return to the city’s subway system.
The 57th Street station is now fully accessible, and becomes the 12th accessibility project completed by New York’s MTA in the past year and a half.
Transit officials and union representatives alike are calling on New York City authorities to increase police presence on the city’s transit system following an assault on conductor Gerard Sykes.
The Long Island Rail Road will test battery-powered trains on a shot branch of its network, with a view to rolling the technology out more widely if it is successful.
Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 Cities and Stephen Cotton, General Secretary of the ITF, explain why transport is fundamental to the world’s recovery from COVID-19, and call on governments to put transport networks first as the world begins to emerge from the pandemic.