The MTA does not do a good job assessing the performance of its express bus system and considers it good enough if a bus line has an on-time rate of 60 percent, according to a new audit by Comptroller Scott Stringer.
Black and brown New Yorkers are more likely to rely on public transit to get to work in the New York City area, but on average have far less access to jobs as their car-driving neighbors, who are often wealthier, whiter, and live in the 'burbs.
Transit and transparency activists want legislators to finally overturn Executive Order 168, an edict that Gov. Cuomo issued in 2017 that declared the subway system an official disaster area, and has renewed every month for 49 consecutive months.
Activists and bike-friendly legislators are making a final push to get a floor vote for a stalled bill that would bring cyclist and pedestrian input to the MTA's planning process, a longtime oversight and sore spot for anyone who's tried to bike over an MTA bridge such as the Triboro or Gil Hodges.