Thomas Prendergast

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Civic Center »

Travel Ban Ends, MTA Service Resumes Tuesday Morning

Drivers returned to the roads at 7:30 a.m. after the storm dumped only 10 inches of snow on the city.

Midtown »

SURVEY: How Will the MTA Fare Hikes Affect You?

Tell us your thoughts on the new fare hikes, and how they will impact your monthly budget, if at all.

New York City »

MTA Proposes 4 Percent Fare and Toll Hikes

Plans call for four percent increases over next two years. Public hearings are scheduled for next month.

Jackson Heights »

Jackson Heights Subway Platforms 'Excessively' Crowded, Advocates Say

The Roosevelt Avenue station is the second busiest in Queens.

Downtown Brooklyn »

You Can Finally Ride the R Train Between Manhattan and Brooklyn Again

The R train's East River tube got $250 million in upgrades after it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Corona »

Willets Point LIRR Station to Become Handicap Accessible by 2016, MTA Says

The $9.7 million renovation will include a new elevator and stairs with ADA-compliant guardrails.

Midtown »

How You Can Get to Work if LIRR Workers Strike

Shuttle buses, ferry service and free parking spaces near subways will bridge the gap, the MTA said.

Long Island City »

Wi-Fi and Cell Service Coming to All Underground Subway Stations in Queens

Wi-Fi will also be coming to the subway in Grand Central, Herald Square and Bryant Park.

Midtown »

MTA Chief Apologizes for Latest Metro-North Service Disruption

Trains were delayed up to two hours Thursday night after workers mistakenly caused a power outage.

Spuyten Duyvil »

MTA Announces Safety Fixes for Metro-North After Fatal Crash

The MTA put new speed restrictions in place after the fatal crash in The Bronx.

Spuyten Duyvil »

Feds Blast Metro-North Over Recent Safety Record After 4 Serious Accidents

The Federal Railroad Administration threatened to exercise federal control over the rail line.

SoHo »

SoHo Parking Lot and Fruit Stand Land Sold to Developer for $25.8M

The MTA sold the property to fund its capital program.

New York City »

Gov. Cuomo Names New MTA Chairman

Thomas Prendergast is the well-respected current president of the MTA's NYC Transit.

New York City »

Governor Declares State of Emergency As Blizzard Blows Into New York

Winter Storm Nemo could dump 10 inches of snow on NYC by early Saturday afternoon, experts warn.