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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today gave preliminary approval to two contracts totaling $205.8 million to Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security for the installation of a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling system on the Queens Boulevard Line, one of New York City Transit’s busiest subway lines. The signaling system, which is currently in operation on the Canarsie [L] Line and being installed on the Flushing [7] Line, enables the MTA to address overcrowding and record subway ridership by operating subway trains more closely together, adding passenger capacity to the century-old subway system.
LIRR is continuing to experience delays & cancellations due to a minor train collision east of Jamaica. Train service is operating out of Penn with delays of 10-15 minutes. There are residual delays systemwide, both east & westbound, up to 60 minutes. NYCT is no longer cross-honoring LIRR fares on the E, 2 or 3 subway trains.
Those who travel the Verrazano will have a new ramp connecting the Belt Parkway to the Staten Island-bound lower level of the bridge tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 22. The ramp is part of the $84.3 million project to construct a new lane for buses and high-occupancy vehicles (HOV) that will eventually connect to the Bus/HOV lane on the Gowanus Expressway. The new ramp will require motorists to exit from the right lane of the approach ramp rather than the left lane.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 17 - July 20
New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), together with MTA NYC Transit, unveiled the route along 86th Street in Manhattan today. This corridor currently serves 24,000 commuters daily and is the busiest route citywide per mile. This marks the 8th SBS in the city and provides direct connections to twelve different bus routes, including the M15 SBS, as well as six different subway lines including the 1, 4, 5, 6, B and C trains.
The New York Transit Museum held a Vintage Bus Bash on Governors Island the weekend of July 11-12, 2015. Four of its fleet of restored, classic New York City buses were ferried across to the island where visitors had a chance to get an up-close look at them. Photos: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit
The Long Island Rail Road’s newly renovated Smithtown Station building will open to the public on Monday, July 13, the latest construction project completed under the LIRR’s State of Good Repair program to modernize station facilities around the system.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 10 - July 13
New York City will hold a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. for the United States Women’s National Soccer Team to celebrate their World Cup victory last Sunday, and the MTA's network of railroads, subways and buses will be the best way to get there. The parade will start in front of the Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, near Broadway and Battery Pl. traveling north on Broadway to Worth Street, then to Lafayette Street, and concluding with ceremonies at City Hall at about 1 p.m.
If you’re heading to tomorrow’s historic ticker tape parade for the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team, skip the traffic and parking headaches. Ride with your fellow soccer fans on the Long Island Rail Road, which is running six extra trains to Penn Station tomorrow timed to get you to the start of the parade, and 10 extra trains to get you home.
If you’re heading to tomorrow’s historic ticker tape parade for the world champion U.S. women’s soccer team, skip the traffic and parking headaches. Ride with your fellow soccer fans on Metro-North Railroad, which has hundreds of trains a day to and from Grand Central, and is boosting service tomorrow for soccer fans by running two extra trains to Grand Central timed to get you to the start of the parade, and two extra trains to return you home after the parade is over.
Two major projects are underway to improve the flagship Robert F. Kennedy Bridge complex. One involves rebuilding the original 1930s-era Bronx toll plaza and the other to rebuild the East 125th St entrance and exit ramps. This work is part of $1 billion in investments committed through 2026 to ensure the 79-year-old bridge continues to serve its 170,000 daily customers and unite the New York region.
FASTRACK Returns to the NQR Lines
Two MTA Bridges and Tunnels crossings are celebrating more than seven decades of service in July. The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge celebrates the 78th anniversary of its opening on July 3 and the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s 79th anniversary is July 11.
The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North will offer extra railroad service on Thursday, July 2, to allow customers to get a head start a long Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, July 3, subways, buses, Metro-North and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Saturday schedule, and the LIRR will operate on a regular Friday schedule. More details are below.
Declare your independence from traffic and tolls this July 4th holiday by taking MTA Metro-North Railroad to celebrate our nation's birthday. There are plenty of early getaway trains on Thursday, July 2. On Friday, July 3, when the federal government observes the holiday, and on Saturday July 4, trains will operate a Saturday schedule.
The Long Island Rail Road will provide additional afternoon service from Penn Station, Thursday, July 2 for customers planning an early getaway for the Independence Day weekend.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 26 - June 29
Getting out of a train and into a rental car will soon help more Metro-North customers complete their trips in some areas. The Railroad is extending its popular partnership with Enterprise Rent-a-Car and adding services provided by Zipcar at outlying stations. For the last seven years, savvy travelers have used Metro-North then picked up a rental car at many stations and the program has grown continuously. Now Zipcar, an hourly car sharing service, also will be available at select station parking lots.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today celebrated yet another milestone of New York City’s iconic subway commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first subway of the now defunct Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT). Absorbed by the New York City Transit system three-quarters of a century ago, the BMT lives on in the memories of seniors and MTA New York City Transit’s drive to improve the customer experience and increase capacity with the avid embrace of new technology.