Andrew Byford, the Toronto transit executive named on Tuesday to run the MTA's bus-and-subway system, has his work cut out for him. As NY1 Transit Reporter Jose Martinez reports, late trains are only part of the system's problems; the MTA seems to always operate behind schedule in just about everything it does. The MTA's job is to get people from here to there on-time.ÂBut the agency just can't stick to its schedules.
Construction is clogging up the access roads to LaGuardia — and as a result, the MTA and Port Authority are offering free bus service. The Q70 is free for the next 10 days to ease Thanksgiving travel congestion. The bus line stops at terminals B, C, and D at La Guardia and provides connections to the 7, E, F, M, R subway trains and the Long Island Rail Road. Nearly 368,000 passengers are expected to use LaGuardia in the next 10 days.
Riders probably won't notice it during jam-packed rush hours, but subway ridership has dipped, putting a strain on the MTA's finances. NY1Transit Reporter Jose Martinez filed the following report. The city's population keeps going up, as does the number of new jobs. But after years of increases, subway ridership is falling, and the number of bus riders is dropping, too, continuing a long term trend.
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Selecting a term
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