Traffic Update: Problems At 125th Street

two train in harlemDue to switch problems at 125th Street, there are no B and D trains in both directions between 34th Street and 59th Street and C trains are running express between Canal Street and 59th Street in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Lassie Out Runs MTA Train

metro-north-dog-rescuersA fleet-footed pooch is lucky to be alive after racing a commuter train in New York City. The New York Post reports that the dog ran alongside the Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track Tuesday. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: MTA Fix & Fortify Sandy Recovery Conference

seitu mta1This week Seitu Oronde was at the MTA Fix & Fortify Sandy Recovery Conference that dealt specifically with Diversity contract opportunities on March 28th, 2014 in New York City. Continue Reading →

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Releases Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Report

redcawardsGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today released an end of the year progress report on New York State’s commitment to connecting minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) showing the state had surpassed its goal of providing 20 percent of state contracts MWBEs. Continue Reading →

Harlem Assembly Candidates Square Off on Transit Issues

Three candidates vying for the 72nd State Assembly District seat, representing parts of Washington Heights and Inwood, discussed transit issues and the state of MTA service last night at a forum sponsored by WE ACT for Environmental Justice and Transport Workers Union Local 100. Continue Reading →

Commuters Angry At False MTA Safety Reports

Commuters are furious after learning that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released a report revealing incomplete safety checks on the subway.

The MTA report said this week there had been a rush to get crucial safety checks done on the subway, but investigators said the reports were either made up, delayed or skipped altogether.

…report found that inspectors had falsified thousands of subway signal inspections… Continue Reading →