Metropolitan Transportation Authority logo

MTA News

Current News

Long Island Rail Road and Jamaica station are celebrating a milestone. The major transportation hub, used by 150,000 commuters every day, marked its 100th anniverary on Wednesday, October 24, 2013.
A video of the ongoing work to rebuild the Montague Tubes is now available on the MTA’s YouTube page.
The Grand Central-Times Square 42nd Street Shuttle’s newest “wrap” is the “I Love NY” logo and images of tourism destinations in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island.
The LIRR is pleased to announce it has extended Greenport Saturday/Sunday service through Thanksgiving weekend. The additional train runs will help serve the growing needs of customers who plan to visit the beautiful North Fork during the fall months.
The Bronx approach reconstruction project at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge won “Best Project of the Year” by a panel of industry experts from Engineering News Record. The $212 million Capital project to reconstruct 2,091-feet of roadway at the Bronx approach to the bridge was completed two months ahead of schedule in September 2012. As a result, drivers now have wider 12-foot lanes and new safety shoulders for the first time in the bridge’s 74-year history. The new approach viaduct includes 15 new double-arch piers, new steel girders and six lanes of new, reinforced roadway decking. The project also included adding a new fire standpipe system and new roadway lighting.
MTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco, along with other MTA and elected officials participated today in the groundbreaking for the first new MTA Staten Island Railway station to be built since the MTA took over the private rail line in 1971.
The MTA welcomed it's first subway 'pop-up store at the Unon Square Station as part of its new initiative to get hip, small stores to lease space in the short-term. The shops will receive month-to-month leases from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for small retail spaces that are temporarily vacant while the agency is arranging long-term leases.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering a specially-priced travel package for seafood lovers heading to the annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, L.I. this weekend as well as extra train service and special bus service to get you to and from Long Island’s largest waterfront fair.
In an unprecedented and monumental effort, hundreds of track workers and maintenance personnel fanned out through the entire subway system searching for the autistic teen, who walked away from his Long Island City school more than a week ago and has not beenseen since.
MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design has unveiled an exhibition featuring the work of four noted contemporary artists working with the technique of paper-cutting to render their intricate and detailed subject matter.
M60 Select Bus Service (SBS) will launch in April 2014, speeding the commutes of more than 30,000 bus passengers who travel on 125th Street routes daily.
Metro-North offers a discount rail and admission Getaway package to the New York State Sheep and Wool Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19th & 20th.
FASTRACK has allowed crews to work more productively, achieving efficiencies valued at $16.7 million in 2012.
MTA New York City Transit’s Select Bus Service (SBS) is the 21st century response to the city’s growing need for speedy and efficient surface transportation. When SBS comes to Brooklyn on November 17, the new B44 SBS service will operate the length of the borough between the Williamsburg Bridge Transit Center and Sheepshead Bay.
Metro-North is offering credits to any New Haven Line monthly or weekly ticket holder to compensate for the significant disruption caused by a Con Edison power outage. Procedures outlined.
For the second year, MTA New York City Transit is teaming up with the New York Daily News to honor New York’s Hometown Heroes in Transit. Everyone is invited to nominate a bus or subway employee who has performed an extraordinary deed that benefitted riders, co-workers or New York City.
During the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the early 1960s, a petite woman could be found weaving her way among the burly bridge builders with her drawing board and art supplies in hand. Artist and illustrator Lili Rethi became so familiar to workers building the bridge that they built her a little shed on site to shelter her from the wind and cold.
Metro-North customers can look forward to less instances of flooding on the tracks in Ossining thanks to completion of a drainage project in the area.
Greenpoint Tube repair work continued to advance through the first weekend in October as dozens of workers performed varied tasks throughout the length of the underwater subway tubes connecting Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Long Island City, Queens.
NYC Transit veteran Joseph Leader has been named Senior Vice President, Department of Subways.

Pages