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When it comes to using cash to pay tolls at the Queensbound Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, motorists should remember one thing: stay right. A new toll plaza configuration at the southbound toll plaza heading into Queens is moving cash lanes to the right side of the toll plaza only in an effort to improve traffic flow. Under the old configuration there were cash lanes on either side of the toll plaza
Weekend at Work July 27-28
MTA Metro-North Railroad will be providing regular AM Peak train service on its Hudson Line Monday morning though minimal scattered delays are still possible as the restoration of track damaged by the July 18 derailment of a CSX freight train is nearing completion.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Second Avenue Subway construction project, viewing exhibits about its long history or having their concerns about the project heard can now drop by MTA’s new Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (CIC). The new center, located at 1628 Second Ave. between East 84th and East 85th streets, is a place where visitors can participate in regular programs and activities, view biannual exhibits about Second Avenue Subway project, and most importantly access information about the project and bring issues of concern to the attention of project staff. It will remain open until the first phase of the project, which will bring the Q line from East 63rd Street to East 96th Street, begins operating in December 2016.
What do you get when you take a decommissioned subway station, add in subway cars from as far back as 1904 and sprinkle in historic turnstiles, eye opening exhibits and a 1960’s era "Fishbowl" bus children of all ages can get behind the wheel of? You get a one of a kind New York Museum experience perfect for year round fun, but especially during the summer.
Hudson Line Derailment Recovery Progresses. Regular Service on Friday, July 26; Weekend Train/Bus Service in Effect
MTA is releasing its proposed 2014-2017 Financial Plan this week. This Plan continues the MTA’s commitment to implementing significant annually recurring cost reductions, totaling $1.3 billion each year by 2017. The Financial Plan proposes $18 million in additional service investments that will improve both the frequency and quality of MTA service.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced that the MTA intends to relinquish control of the City-owned parking lot at 19 E. Houston Street in SoHo. In return, the MTA will receive $25.825 million for its capital program and a relocation property in the Flatiron District.
Metro-North Railroad on Monday resumed normal Hudson Line train service using just a single track as ongoing recovery and repair work shifts to overnight hours following a major freight derailment last Thursday in the area just west of the Spuyten Duyvil station. To facilitate ongoing recovery and repair work, beginning tonight at 10 PM, the Hudson Line will be shut down between Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station and Yonkers Station. In all, about 1,500 customers will be affected on nine northbound and eight southbound trains. The closure will give track gangs space to work in what is a severely constrained location in a narrow rock cut. During the time the line is out of service, an alternate service plan will be in place. At the regularly schedule Hudson Line departure time, customers will take an express train from Grand Central to Mount Vernon on the Harlem Line where they will be picked up by a bus for the trip to Yonkers where they will re-board a train. A similar service will be provided for southbound customers, who will get off the train at Yonkers and take a bus to Mount Vernon to complete the trip by express train to Grand Central. Normal service will resume each morning with the first scheduled departures from Poughkeepsie and Croton-Harmon at 4:15 AM and 4:45 AM respectively. Customers should anticipate scattered 5-to-10 minute delays due to the congestion caused by a single-track operation. This late-night closure will continue through Thursday night and possibly next week. Customers whose destination is in the Bronx or Ludlow station will take buses directly from Mount Vernon West to their destination. Customers should not use regular Harlem Line trains to Mount Vernon West. Shuttle buses will meet Hudson Line trains only. Customers arriving at Mount Vernon West on Harlem Line trains may have to wait up to 60 minutes for a shuttle bus departure, and connections to trains from Yonkers to Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie may not be held. In addition, two earlier trains will be canceled /combined to ensure that train crews and equipment (trains) are in place for the resumption of service in the morning. These canceled/combined trains are as follows: • The 8:33 PM train from Grand Central Terminal to Croton-Harmon is combined with the 8:37 PM train to Greystone. The combined train will depart Grand Central Terminal at 8:37 PM and make all stops from Yankees-E. 153rd Street to Croton-Harmon. Customers who normally ride the 8:33 train will experience up to 16 minutes additional travel time. • The 9:13 PM train from Grand Central Terminal to Croton-Harmon is canceled. Customers will be accommodated on the 9:20 PM train to Croton-Harmon, and will experience up to 12 minutes additional travel time. • The last inbound trains to operate through from Yonkers to Grand Central Terminal are the 7:56 PM from Poughkeepsie (arrives GCT 9:41 PM) and the 9:00 PM from Croton-Harmon (arrives GCT 10:09 PM). • The last outbound trains to operate through from Grand Central Terminal to Croton-Harmon and Poughkeepsie are the 9:47 PM to Poughkeepsie and the 9:51 PM to Croton-Harmon. • Travel time will be up to 45 minutes longer than normal for customers whose station is between Morris Heights and Ludlow. Customers at Morris Heights, University Heights, and Marble Hill are strongly urged to use New York City Transit bus and subway service instead of Metro-North. • Travel time will be approximately 30 minutes longer than normal for customers whose station is between Yonkers and Poughkeepsie. • Customers at Ludlow, Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil will use Hudson Rail Link buses, which will make stops on the route and NOT stop directly at the train station locations. • Customers transferring to buses at Yonkers and Mount Vernon West should pay close attention to railroad and bus personnel to make sure they get on the right bus. • Despite the intense planning effort for this service, mistakes may happen and unforeseen delays may occur. Metro-North apologizes for the inconvenience and asks its late-night customers for patience as the recovery work continues.
East Side Access Work causes schedules change for a month this summer
Four days after a major freight derailment, Metro-North continues recovery efforts in anticipation of a normal AM Peak Service on the Hudson Line on Monday, July 22nd.
Regular Metro-North Hudson Line service remains suspended following a freight trai derailment Thursday evening near the Spuyten Duyvil station.
Hudson Line Service remains suspended following freight train derailment on Thursday, July 18th in vicinity of Spuyten Duyvil
Hudson Line Service suspended due to freight train derailment near Spuyten Duyvil Station
Hudson Line Service suspended due to freight train derailment
Sales of MTA Bridges and Tunnels On-the-Go tags reached a milestone this month with more than 200,000 sold in cash lanes at MTA crossings, as even occasional drivers and vacationers are discovering the convenience of buying the tags at toll booths.
With the temperature stuck in the high 90s and humidity making it feel in the triple digits, the heat wave of 2013 poses some real challenges for customers waiting for the MTA’s air conditioned subways, railroad trains or buses.
Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and dozens of other officials , along with Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams helped to break ground July 16 for Wyandanch Rising, one of the most significant Transit Oriented Development initiatives on Long Island.
A month-long construction initiative to support the East Side Access project will take place this summer, and will impact weekday service from mid-July through mid-August. We are building a concrete track slab in the very busy Harold Interlocking that will allow subsequent tunnel construction to proceed without impacting LIRR service. Eventually, the slab will support a westbound bypass track for Amtrak and LIRR trains, increasing capacity and reliability in this area. To accommodate the work, some key tracks in the Harold Interlocking area will be taken out of service.
Hop on a Train to Beat the Heat

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