Federal funds are desperately needed for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to stave off severe short-term service cuts and fare hikes and to avoid damage that could last decades, according to the state comptroller. MTA supports nearly 40 percent of public transit travelers in the US and more than 50 percent of New York City employees.
State regulators repeatedly failed to properly oversee a poorly maintained stretch limousine with corroded brakes that hurtled down a hill at more than 100 mph and crashed in a ravine, killing 20 people, federal investigators said Tuesday. The board said the New York Department of Transportation knew of Prestige’s out-of-service violations and lack of operating authority, and that the state Department of Motor Vehicles failed to properly register the limousine. The accident was the deadliest transportation disaster in the U.S. in a decade.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding online services to make it easier for New Yorkers to do business with the DMV from the comfort of their homes, and allow the DMV to serve more customers in person who cannot complete their transactions online.
A report from the Taxi and Limousine Commission found the number of yellow cabs that operate in New York City has declined 74 percent in the first six months of 2020, from 11,435 in January to 2,965 in June.
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing severe cutbacks in the number of commuters riding buses to New York City, DeCamp Bus Lines, the oldest private bus company in New Jersey, recently suspended operations after 150 years.