Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chair and CEO Janno Lieber today delivered remarks at the Crain’s New York Business Power Breakfast, discussing topics including the New York City metropolitan region’s economic recovery, the future of mass transit and work patterns and other related issues.
A transcript of Chair Lieber’s remarks and responses to Question-and-Answer appears below.
Hello, riders! You know what they say — April showers bring May flowers. As we turn the calendar from April to May this weekend, we hope that you’ll get the chance to step outside for some fresh air, take a trip with us, and maybe even stop somewhere along the way to see some cherry blossoms.
If you’re traveling this weekend, let us help you plan your trip. Some subway and Long Island Rail Road lines will experience service changes.
“Fareness” Blue-Ribbon Panel Will Develop Recommendations to Reduce Fare Evasion Across Subways, Buses, Commuter Rails and Bridge and Tunnel Crossings
Farebox and Toll Revenue Accounts for 50% of MTA’s Operating Budget; Fare Evasion Projected to Cost the Authority $500 Million This Year
Overall Overtime Costs Stay at $1.16 Billion Despite Additional Overtime Deliberately Spent to Protect Service
Overtime Spending Down Overall from Pre-Pandemic Levels; LIRR and MTAPD Overtime Reduced from 2020 for Combined $27 Million in Savings
Several Members of the Public Who Came Forward with Tips to Share Credit
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York Police Department (NYPD) today announced with its partners, the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the New York City Police Foundation, that several members of the public who provided critical information about a suspect in Tuesday’s subway shooting are in line to share a combined $50,000 worth of Crime Stoppers Rewards.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chair and CEO Janno Lieber joined New York City Mayor Eric Adams and TWU Local 100 leaders in a ceremony at City Hall to thank the frontline heroes from Tuesday’s Sunset Park subway incident. Transit workers David Artis, Raven Haynes, Joseph Franchi, Dayron Williams and Parla Mejia received proclamations from the City for their heroic actions to get passengers to safety.
Livestream Continues to Be Available
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) hybrid Board and committee meetings will be held later this month. On Monday, April 25 starting at 9:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day, MTA Board committee chairs will convene meetings of the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, New York City Transit and Bus, Capital Program, Finance, Safety and Bridges and Tunnels. On Wednesday, April 27, a meeting of the full MTA Board will begin at 10:00 a.m.
MTA and TWU Add $12,500 Each to $25,000 Reward from New York City Police Foundation for a Total of $50,000