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A ceremony complete with a 50-gun salute marked Friday's celebration of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 50th anniversary. A fireboat water display with the bridge itself serving as a spectacular backdrop also helped to kick off the festivities.
Once again this holiday season, the MTA will offer nostalgia lovers the opportunity to the ride back into the past with rides on vintage buses and subway trains. There’s no better way to get around while doing your holiday shopping! Dating back to the early part of last century, the Nostalgia Train is made up of subway cars in service along the lettered lines between the early1930s to the mid-1970s. Equipped with ceiling fans, padded seats and incandescent light bulbs, the R/1 through R/9 cars served the IND and later some BMT lines. Customers will have the opportunity to hop on board as it operates along the Sixth Avenue [M] Line.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 21 - November 24
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was the last major bridge built by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) and the last major bridge built in New York City. When it opened on November 21, 1964, its 4,260-foot main suspension span was the world’s longest. Its construction completed the regional highway system and became a catalyst for the rapid development of Staten Island and Northern New Jersey.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, New York City Transit officials, union representatives, and community and elected officials celebrated the re-opening of the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Harlem on Thursday, November 2
Ride MTA Long Island Rail Road for free and get $10 off your ticket to see the annual Christmas Spectacular at Radio City®, where once again The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and shine with the joy of the season.
You can ride the Long Island Rail Road free to Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park, L.I this Saturday, November 22 for a fun-filled holiday festival featuring music, entertainment and special guests, and the best shopping on Long Island. Headlining this special event is pop star Jesse McCartney, the Radio City Rockettes and Santa Claus himself.
MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bus Company are ready for winter operations.
Taking the [6] at Hunts Point Av station is now fully accessible for disabled riders. Customers can now use three new ADA-accessible elevators to reach the platforms from the street level to both northbound and southbound platforms. The elevators went into service today and make the Hunts Point Av [6] station the 11th ADA Key Station in the Bronx and the 84th ADA Key Station system-wide.
Take Metro-North to THE ILLUSIONISTS - a mind-blowing spectacular that showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth, and save over $70 per ticket for performances November 26 through January 4, 2015.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today that it plans to award a four-year, $282.5 million contract to Tully Construction Company for repairs and restoration projects related to damages at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel caused by Superstorm Sandy.
MTA Announces Limited Fare and Toll Proposals
Security and marine navigation lights at MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, are functioning once again under a $686,000 project that was completed ahead of schedule and within budget.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) launches a public information campaign to protect and prevent customers from becoming victims of inappropriate and unwanted sexual contact.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 14 - November 17
FASTRACK Returns to the NQR Lines
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), AT&T, Transit Wireless, the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) and ChallengePost today announced the opening of App Quest 3.0, the third annual challenge seeking to generate the best transportation-related apps for New Yorkers using MTA data. App developers will be able to compete for a total of $50,000 in prize money being contributed by AT&T.
MTA Arts & Design today announced the premiere of New York Minute by new media artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo at the newly opened Fulton Center, marking the inauguration of Arts & Design’s new digital arts program. New York Minute is a large-scale 52-channel video installation on display through spring 2015 at the Fulton Center
Fulton Center is now open!
Due to New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) painting and maintenance work, the passageway linking Broadway/190 St with the 191st St station on the [1] Line will be closed between 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 7 and 5 a.m. Monday, November 10.