Post Tagged with: "MTA"

Riders, activists and elected officials demanded a fair transit fare for New Yorkers. (Photo by David Ramírez via El Diario)

MTA Fare Hikes Renew Calls for Low-Income Commuters Subsidy

Brooklyn, New York, Transportation March 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Hispanic leaders and residents, dismayed at the latest MTA fare hikes, are renewing calls to provide half-price MetroCards to low-income New Yorkers, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Peter Fontanes, one of the Access-A-Ride program users who joined Comptroller Scott Stringer at a press conference where he announced the findings of an audit that revealed that the transportation system fails to serve New Yorkers efficiently. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

MTA’s Access-A-Ride Program Disappoints Disabled Users

Government, New York, Transportation May 19, 2016 at 11:24 am

The New York City Comptroller performed an audit that revealed the program’s inefficient management and that less than 50 percent of the services are offered on time, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Macha Peña said that she already has a hard time paying for her MetroCard. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For Commuters, MTA Hike Could Have Been Worse

Latino, New York, Transportation January 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Cash-strapped Hispanic commuters expressed relief that MTA fare hikes are not as bad as expected, but complain that prices are too high already,  El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Horn players on the A train (Photo by Tequila Minsky via The Villager)

Taking the A Train

History, Manhattan, Transportation December 7, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Vintage subway cars were brought out of storage to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of “Take the A Train” composer Billy Strayhorn, reports The Villager.

(Photo via The Amsterdam News)

MTA Diversifies Contracting

Black, Business, Transportation, Women August 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The MTA has helped minority- and women-owned businesses gain more contracts with the agency through a mentoring program of its own, Amsterdam News reports.

(Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe via Manhattan TImes)

Buskers Protest NYPD Treatment

Crime, Culture, In the News, New York August 21, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Buskers in NYC are increasingly being charged with misdemeanors by the NYPD. Manhattan Times reports on a recent protest by some performers on the steps of City Hall.

María Elia Castillo, mother of Wilfredis Ayala Castillo, Wendy Urbina and her young child Justin, hope for a miracle that will stop the deportation of his father. (Photo via La Tribuna Hispana)

‘La Migra’ May Split Up LI Immigrant Family

Immigration, In the News, Latino, Long Island May 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

A young Salvadoran father arrested for crossing train tracks in Nassau County, Long Island faces deportation, La Tribuna Hispana reports.

Lothar Osterburg working in his studio. (Photo by Helle Andersen via Feet in 2 Worlds)

German Native Brings Outsider Touch to Subway

Culture, Immigration, Western European May 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Lothar Osterburg has lived in New York for 20 years but his immigrant roots have shaped his work, which looks at the city from the perspective of an outsider. Feet in 2 Worlds features an audio podcast on the artist, whose work is currently on display in subway cars.

MTA’s Access-A-Ride Not so Accessible

MTA’s Access-A-Ride Not so Accessible

In the News, Latino, Social Services, Transportation May 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm

The MTA’s failure to provide interpreters and translated materials to non-English speaking disabled and elderly passengers is leaving many out in the cold or scrambling for alternatives to use the vital Access-A-Ride service, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

The piles of trash in the photo taken on November 6, 2012 after Hurricane Sandy may be gone from the streets in the Rockaways, but life still struggles to go on for many still displaced. (Photo by Larry [larryosan], Flickr Creative Commons License)

Still Not Home Six Months After Sandy

Business, Environment, Housing, In the News, Queens April 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm

With yesterday marking the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway-based publication The Wave and Gotham Gazette report on the impact that displacement has had on residents, neighborhoods and government.

The Gaelic Park concession stand at West 240th Street and Corlear Avenue. (Photo by Marisol Diaz/The Riverdale Press)

Makeover for Hub of Irish Sports

Bronx, Culture, In the News, Sports, Western European March 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Part of the Bronx’s Gaelic Park, which has hosted generations of Irish sports and events, will get a $3.2 million makeover in the form of new facilities, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Photo by Elena Popina)

Bronx Business Owners Voice Concerns About Bus Service Plans

Bronx, Business, Transportation December 21, 2012 at 4:29 pm

One of the busiest bus lines in the city is the subject of a plan to improve bus service and pedestrian safety, but business owners on Webster Avenue object that it would make it harder for customers and delivery trucks to park nearby.

Sikhs, like Harpreet Singh Toor (above), who wear a turban and beard are unable to serve in the NYPD. (Photo by Billy Rennison via The Queens Courier)

Practicing Sikhs Find NYPD Policy on Turbans, Beards Unwelcoming

Religion, South Asian August 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

The recent shooting rampage that killed six and wounded others in a Wisconsin Sikh temple put anti-Sikh venom on the national agenda. But many Sikhs say that discrimination is nothing new in post-9/11 America — and some see it even at institutions such as the New York City Police Department, reported the Queens Courier.

Former professional players from El Salvador play a key role in the development of Long Island's soccer leagues. These include Oscar Ajuria, Sergio Valencia and Wilman Gonzalez. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Menjivar via EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Public Art, Soccer and Interfaith Harmony

Culture, Sports June 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

A synagogue within an Episcopal church in downtown Manhattan; soccer teams that bind together Latino communities on Long Island; and the Latinos who have brought color and art to the morning subway commute in New York City.

Sikh and Muslim MTA workers can now wear their head-dress freely - without an MTA logo - in a settlement reached with the transit authority on Wednesday. (Photo: The Sikh Coalition via DNAinfo)

To Settle Lawsuit, MTA Changes Post-9/11 Turban and Headdress Policy

Religion, Transportation June 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Sikh and Muslim transit workers who wear religious headdress no longer have to brand their turban or headscarves with an MTA logo or work out of public view, after the agency settled a lawsuit that Sikh and Muslim transit workers filed challenging the policy.