This summer, utility companies must submit plans detailing how they’ll implement a series of solutions to make electricity rates more affordable for electric vehicles. But their plan has fallen short of giving the MTA the preferential rate it says it needs to able to foot the bill, as it seeks to transition its 5,800-bus fleet off fossil fuels.
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After a two-month journey from South America to the U.S. Border and a two-day bus ride from Texas to New York City, immigrants who spoke with City Limits just wanted a bite to eat and a place to rest. “I just want to work and get ahead,” one recently-arrived man said.
From subways and buses to bikes and ferries, the people who win this year’s elections for mayor and other city offices will not only shape how New Yorkers get around, but also how public space and taxpayer money gets used.
Driving, cycling and bus usage have all rebounded somewhat since the first two months of the pandemic, but subway and commuter rail ridership remain low.
John Raskin talked about the big problem that unites all of the other challenges facing the subway, buses and commuter trains: The lack of accountability in the transit system as it now exists.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement at the end of June in support of a transit ban for serial offenders, calling it a ‘common sense issue.’
Our 2018 ‘Can Buses Be Better?’ focused attention on the surface transit that rolled in the shadows of the subway crisis.
Starting May 30, wheelchair-accessible AAR vans with four or more passengers will able to utilize dedicated bus lanes, an effort to speed up trips on the oft-criticized service.
The mayor vowed to undertake efforts to speed up buses by 25 percent, or an average speed of 9.25 miles an hour, by the end of 2020.