0 Have you ever tried calling the 511 NY Transit and Traffic Information line to get MTA Information?

Calling 511, the New York State-run transportation information phone service, is often an exercise in futility. The system is a confusing, time consuming labyrinth, which makes it difficult for callers to obtain necessary information in a timely manner.  Calling 511 is an obstacle to the MTA’s goal of achieving “Good Communication”. In a region this large, accurate and clear communication is crucial to keep over 8.7 million riders moving every day.

0 Let’s Move Forward on Improving MTA Accessibility for Everyone

The MTA and NYC Transit’s ability to side-step federal ADA regulations has continued to marginalize the disability community. The ADA community’s impassioned voices were rightfully heard at recent MTA Board meetings calling for a better Access-A-Ride program and overall system accessibility.

0 Greater Midtown East Rezoning: Moves in the Right Direction for Transit

On August 9, New York City’s City Council approved the Greater Midtown East Rezoning. In a reassuring collaboration between the City’s Department of City Planning (DCP), Department of Transportation (DOT), and the state-run MTA, the rezoning shows a rare coming together in politics and policy between City and State. While the rezoning will help provide infrastructure improvement, there is still the question of ongoing maintenance funding that the impacted stations will require with additional use.

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