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The MTA inspector general released a report last week that found that a group of workers tasked with inspecting elevated tracks to prevent falling debris treated their duties “like a no-or low-show job.”
The months-long investigation was launched after a series of incidents in 2019 of large debris falling from the elevated subway tracks in Queens. Many of those incidents took place on the 7 train in Sunnyside and Woodside, but similar reports also stemmed from the N-W line in Astoria and the A line in Richmond Hill at the Lefferts Boulevard Station.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will begin its biennial review of fare and toll policy with the first of a series of virtual meetings at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.
At the MTA’s November board meeting, the agency outlined proposed fare and toll adjustments, as options to be considered. All proposals will be reviewed by the MTA board and are subject to extensive public input ahead of an expected final vote on fares in January and tolls in February.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority planned on Wednesday morning to shut down all trains between 1 and 5 a.m. and will continue to do so until further notice to allow for the cleaning and disinfecting of every subway car in the system every 24 hours.
Gov. Cuomo announced the new protocol last Thursday during his daily COVID-19 briefing.
MetroCard machines at the 71st-Continental Avenue subway station in Forest Hills have been unable to take credit or debit cards since at least…
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced a number of maintenance-related subway service changes through early Monday morning, Feb. 26.