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The Verrazano-Narrow Bridge’s newly reconstructed, two-lane Father Capodanno Boulevard ramp leading onto the Brooklyn-bound bridge lanes is now open to traffic. The new ramp, which is part of the $50 million, three-year project to improve traffic flow on the bridge’s ramps and approach roadways, was opened before the start of the morning rush on Friday, March 28. It is the latest milestone reached in the project, which has already seen completion of two other reconstructed Brooklyn-bound ramps at Narrows Road South and Lily Pond Avenue. All of the ramps were widened and safety shoulders were added for the first time.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work March 28 - March 31, 2014
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that Metro-North will run a special, extra New Haven Line train on March 28, to accommodate UConn men’s basketball fans expected to travel to New York City for the game.
Two NYPD officers were honored with heroism awards at this week’s NYC Transit Committee meeting.
Annual subway ridership of 1.708 billion is now the highest since 1949, and weekday ridership of 5.5 million is the highest since 1950. Weekend subway ridership was 5.8 million and has surpassed the highest ever ridership in 1946. Of note, total annual ridership increased 3.2% from 2012 to 2013, partially due to the five weekdays in 2012 with no service or free fares following Superstorm Sandy. However, even adjusting for Sandy, 2013 ridership increased more than 1.0% over 2012. Average weekday ridership increased 1.6% from 2012, excluding the five weekdays in 2012 with no service or free fares after Sandy. Weekend ridership increased even more at a 2.5% clip.
MTA's Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road have plans for a train monitoring system that would detect defective or overheated wheels and loads of freight trains that operate on publicly owned tracks. The information would then be conveyed in real time to the railroads’ control centers.
The Long Island Rail Road has plans for a train monitoring system that would detect defective or overheated wheels and loads of freight trains that operate on publicly owned tracks. The information would then be conveyed in real time to the railroads’ control centers. Metro-North Railroad has plans to do the same.
Metro-North Railroad has plans for a train monitoring system that would detect defective or overheated wheels and loads of freight trains that operate on publicly owned tracks. The information would then be conveyed in real time to the railroads’ control centers.Long Island Rail Road plans to do the same.
Fastrack on the 1 line starting March 24
When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, well, like the old song says; something’s gotta give. In this case it was a portion of the steel structure that supports the tracks of the [1] Broadway Local, which was shifted about two inches out of alignment after a cement truck struck the elevated structure at 133rd Street, Wednesday evening.
Downtown 1 service bypasses stations between 137th St & 96th St due to a rail condition caused by damage to the elevated structure.
1 service suspended between 137th St - City College and 96th St due to a rail condition near 137th St - City College.
The MTA is moving forward with the installation of video cameras on trains. Following up a recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board, Metro-North Railroad, on behalf of itself and Long Island Rail Road, intends to move forward on a plan to install outward- and inward-facing video and audio recorders.
The MTA is moving forward with the installation of video cameras on trains. Following up a recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board, Metro-North Railroad, on behalf of itself and Long Island Rail Road, intends to move forward on a plan to install outward- and inward-facing video and audio recorders.
It's been three months since the release of the MTA’s official apps for railroad customers and since that time about four out of ten riders have downloaded the apps, based on ridership statistics. In fact, 120,000 people now have LIRR Train Time™ and Metro-North Train Time™ apps for iPhone and Android.
LIRR has your discount ride and admission to see the auto industry's hottest new cars at the 2014 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from April 18-27. The discount package includes savings of up to 30% on the regular price of round trip train travel and admission to the show.
Two narrow toll lanes are being merged into one wider lane at the Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Bridge toll plaza to improve traffic flow for motorists both before and after the toll plaza. The reconfiguration of the toll lanes is being done in-house by Bridges and Tunnels maintenance personnel and is expected to take three weeks to complete once it begins on Monday, March 24.
FASTRACK — MTA New York City Transit's (NYCT) aggressive maintenance program —returned to the B line icon D line icon F line icon M line icon 6 Av line in Manhattan this week, closing a 2.5-mile segment between 14 St and 57 St to train traffic nightly from 10 PM to 5 AM the following morning, prior to the morning rush.
On Friday, March 14, 2014, MTA Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti held a press conference to respond to findings of a report put forward by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) looking into Metro-North's safety record. President Giulietti comment as follows:
There are 80 restaurants participating in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week that are steps away or a short cab ride from Metro-North Railroad stations on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven Lines.

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