Tag: Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Water Mains Are Bursting All Over New York. Can They Be Fixed?

New York City has nearly 7,000 miles of water mains, enough to send water to Seattle and back. The city also has 97,607 miles of underground electric lines, 4,416 miles of gas mains, 104 miles of steam pipes and thousands of miles of telephone and cable-televison lines. And then there is a labyrinth of train […]

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How a Clash of Egos Became Bigger Than Fixing the Subway

One day in October, three powerful figures in New York affairs met for a serious lunch at Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan. On one side were Patrick J. Foye, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Kathryn S. Wylde, the president of the Partnership for New York City, which represents business leaders. In front […]

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New York’s Subway Boss Quit: Will Your Commute Get Worse?

When Andy Byford was recruited to run the New York City subway, the system was in crisis. Trains broke down routinely. A series of accidents raised safety concerns. Constant delays made riders late for work, meetings and medical appointments. Mr. Byford has been praised for helping reverse the steep decline, driving down major delays and […]

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Why Andy Byford Left the M.T.A.

Weather: Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Rain and some sleet are possible this weekend. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today and tomorrow for Lunar New Year. ImageCredit…Chang W. Lee/The New York Times When Andy Byford was brought in to overhaul the city’s subway system, many New Yorkers saw his ambitious plans and can-do attitude as […]

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Andy Byford’s Work Is Not Done

After just two years on the job, New York’s subway chief, Andy Byford, has resigned, ready to move on from an impatient governor whose opinions on how to repair the ailing system often clashed with his own. He is too polite to say as much, stressing in an interview with The Times that the start […]

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