Proposed cuts to New York City subway could make life worse for many

Aug 31, 2020
Service reductions would hurt essential workers most. The system is seeking a federal funding bailout.
In Manhattan, the subway serves fewer riders than before the pandemic, and the transit authority is suffering financially.
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Could the Fed help bail out New York's MTA?

Jul 16, 2020
The central bank offers loans to help state and local governments through the pandemic. But is it the best way to borrow?
A worker cleans the turnstiles at an MTA subway station in May. With hardly any farebox revenue, the MTA is considering a loan from the Fed's Municipal Liquidity Facility.
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NYC's overnight subway shutdown leaves essential workers stranded

May 6, 2020
Many low-paid New Yorkers rely on the subway to get to and from work. Now, a daily halt to operations for four late night hours is complicating their commutes.
A commuter wearing a face mask rides the subway. The nightly closure for cleaning is causing problems for some essential workers in New York.
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NYC is one step closer to a congestion charge – could other cities follow?

Feb 26, 2019
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have announced joint support for congestion pricing on cars entering Manhattan’s central business district. Under the proposal, which still needs to be approved by state legislators, revenue collected…

Federal shutdown imperils public transport nationwide

Jan 24, 2019
While the D.C. Metro is losing revenue, public transit systems across the country aren't getting federal funding.
 
Amid the ongoing government shutdown, the Washington, D.C. Metro says it’s losing $400,000 per day in revenue.
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Lost your NYC Metrocard? That'll cost you an extra dollar

Mar 5, 2013
This week, New York subway and bus riders will have to hold onto their Metrocards or face a $1 surcharge for a new one. NYC's transit authority says it costs $10 million a year to produce the cards.

Sandy halts New York City subway

Oct 30, 2012
The country's most extensive subway system has been put out of commission by Hurricane Sandy. A 14-foot storm surge sent water into the tunnels and seems likely to have caused considerable damage.

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Financial markets shut down in NYC ahead of Sandy

Oct 29, 2012
New York City is preparing for Hurricane Sandy by shutting down the city's public transportation. Financial markets will also be closed today.