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Sales of MTA Bridges and Tunnels' popular On-the-Go tags in cash lanes reached a major milestone with the purchase of the 500,000th tag since the program began in 2011, as new signs at toll plazas showing the substantial discounts available for E-ZPass customers have spurred sales of the popular tags. “This shows that efforts to get people to switch to E-ZPass and maximize their toll dollars are working,” said MTA Bridges President James Ferrara. “We will continue to encourage drivers to make the most of the E-ZPass programs provided by MTA Bridges and Tunnels to find what works best for them.”
This Sunday, May 3, New York City will host the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, attracting more than 30,000 cyclists from around the region and beyond. The MTA is the best way to get to the ride safely and on time.
Repaired and replaced track, including new switch equipment, third rail, and continuous welded rail
Ridership is on the rise for Metro-North Railroad, according to 2014 MTA ridership figures. Metro-North and the MTA's other commuter railroad, Long Island Rail Road, remain the busiest railroads in the nation.
Ridership is on the rise for the Long Island Rail Road, according to 2014 MTA ridership figures. This makes the commuter railroad the busiest passenger railroad in the country with the MTA's other commuter railroad, Metro-North, as the second busiest.
Ridership is on the rise for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, according to 2014 MTA ridership figures. This makes the two commuter railroads respectively the busiest and second-busiest passenger railroads in the country.
Good news for weekend riders of the [L] train. Starting Friday, April 24 -- New York City Transit is providing a free MetroCard transfer from the Broadway [G] to the Lorimer St [J][M] station for the time periods when the line is not running from Brooklyn to Manhattan (weeknights until 5/22 and weekends until 5/18). The free transfer will provide [L] line customers with an additional option to and from Manhattan while NYC Transit personnel continue construction work on the [L] Line and comes as a result of a request from State Senator Martin Dilan, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Member Joseph Lentol, Assembly Member Maritza Davila, and Councilman Stephen Levin. The free transfer will only be available during the time periods that service on the [L] is suspended.
Metro-North Railroad, along with the Long Island Rail Road, has received funding to improve the safety of signal systems. Governor Cuomo announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration has approved a loan of $967.1 million to begin the work. The loan, which is the largest and lowest-cost financing for the MTA, will finance the installment of positive train control, a technology designed to remove the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.
The MTA's two commuter railroads have received funding to improve the safety of signal systems. Governor Cuomo announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration has approved a loan of $967.1 million to begin the work. The loan, which is the largest and lowest-cost financing for the MTA, will finance the installment of positive train control, a technology designed to remove the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.
The MTA's two commuter railroads have received funding to improve the safety of signal systems. Governor Cuomo announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration has approved a loan of $967.1 million to begin the work. The loan, which is the largest and lowest-cost financing for the MTA, will finance the installment of positive train control, a technology designed to remove the potential for human error that can lead to train-involved accidents.
Zerega Av and Buhre Av [6] stations reopened Monday, April 27 as the MTA has substantially completed the rehabilitations, which were part of a five-station renewal project on the Pelham Line. The two subway stations will reopen for service in both directions at 5 a.m. on Monday, April 27.
Ride the LIRR to Belmont and Get $1 Off the $5 Grandstand Admission When You Show Your Rail Ticket!
MTA Bridges and Tunnels will begin work on the first of three Capital Improvement construction projects at the Henry Hudson Bridge that will result in the removal of the 1930s-era toll plazas beginning in 2017.
With subway ridership surging across the city, MTA New York City Transit plans to increase scheduled service on the [2] [7] [L] and [M] lines in December, resulting in more frequent subway trains and shorter wait times for customers. Almost all of the additional service will be scheduled during off-peak hours, which showed the highest growth last year as the subway moved more than 1.75 billion customers, the highest ridership in over 65 years.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 24 - April 27
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is set to begin a Capital Construction project to reconstruct the nearly 50-year-old Rockaway Point Boulevard Overpass at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge using an accelerated construction timeline that will see work completed by the end of this year.
To celebrate Earth Week, the MTA is hailing its largest-ever energy-efficiency project, which will save $2.5 million in annual energy costs at Grand Central Terminal. The upgrades will reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by more than 11,200 tons a year—the equivalent of removing roughly 2,140 cars from the road. The more than 750,000 people who pass through Grand Central daily will benefit from improved air quality and better climate control.
Subway ridership in New York City has reach the highest annual ridership in more than 65 years. According to new MTA New York City Transit figures, ridership grew 2.6% to 1.751 billion customers in 2014. Some 5.6 million customers rode the subway on an average weekday and 6 million customers on an average weekend. Weekday ridership rose by more than 132,000 last year, and by more than 500,000 over the last five years. At its busiest, the subway system carried more than 6 million customers on 29 weekdays in the last four months of 2014 – a level not seen since the post-World War II boom.
Weekend at Work: Crews replaced and repaired track on the L line on the weekend of April 17-20, 2015. Photos: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin
Changes to New Haven Line Waterbury Branch Service Begin April 25

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