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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking federal funds for approximately $300 million in infrastructure improvements for the [ L] Line, which runs from Manhattan to the Canarsie neighborhood in Brooklyn. Those neighborhoods have seen the largest increases in population in New York City.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today recognized 30 New York City Transit employees for their acts of bravery and distinguished service that showed how they performed above and beyond their duties to help customers, their colleagues or the public.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 12 - December 15
Customers may soon notice some important messages from the MTA pop up during their TV viewing. That's because the MTA has produced a new on-air public service announcement campaign for New York City Transit buses and the MTA Bus Company to educate bus customers, pedestrians and bicyclists about safety on and around buses.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Staten Island toll plaza project is complete. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that MTA Bridges and Tunnels has completed the $50 million project, improving traffic flow from Staten Island approaches onto the bridge. The three-year project was completed on budget and seven months ahead of schedule.
MTA Arts & Design has installed a new photography exhibit that features exclusive images by Danny Lyon, who photographed subway riders in 1966. The exhibit, located at the Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr [B][D][N][Q][R][2][3][4][5] station in Brooklyn, will be on view for one year.
It’s Christmastime in the city and LIRR wants to help you take in the Big Apple’s seasonal splendor.
Prepping for heavy rain
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 5 - December 8
Students from two different Brooklyn schools who used their creative talents to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge have completed art projects that are now on display at the facility at the administration building. Second-graders from P.S. 185 in Bay Ridge visited the Verrazano-Narrows administration building days after the Nov. 21 anniversary to see their art exhibit and talk to Facility Engineer David Riggs and Director of Bridges South Bill McCann, who oversees day-to-day operations at the Verrazano-Narrows, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial bridges.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is ready to battle winter weather this year with 98 trucks in its snow and ice-fighting arsenal and 9,180 tons of anti-corrosive deicer on hand. The snow fleet, made up of regular maintenance trucks that are turned into snow plows and conveyors during winter months, includes 44 vehicles equipped with ground temperature sensors that let the operator and bridge managers know if the roadway is in danger of freezing.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 28 - December 1
During the holiday shopping season, 90 On The Go kiosks will showcase Amazon’s Consumer Electronics Holiday Gift Guide featuring transactional ads from the online retail giant. The campaign will create the first network of Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) storefronts in the nation’s busiest transit system.
Ride MTA Long Island Rail Road for free and get $10 off your ticket to see “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The special deal is available for 10 select performances from December 5 through December 28.
The MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission has released it's final report outlining seven strategies. The group of 24 experts, convened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to address challenges facing the regional transportation network, recommends the MTA take significant steps to re-engineer its way of doing business and make its system more resilient, while all those who benefit from the MTA’s services must contribute to reliable long-term funding to continue to drive the region’s prosperity.
Motorists may have to take it slow if the area sees significant snowfall, but MTA Bridges and Tunnels is prepared to get you home or wherever your destination may be this Thanksgiving holiday. MTA Bridges and Tunnels has 98 pieces of snow-fighting equipment and 9,180 tons of roadway deicer on hand. All drains on agency property and those that are just off-property and prone to flooding have been checked and cleared of debris.
Metro-North wants riders to get home safely and swiftly for the Thanksgiving holiday despite possible inclement weather. The Railroad is operating 22 extra trains departing from Grand Central Terminal between 1 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday.The trains are noted in current timetables and will be included in the Metro-North Train Time app.
The LIRR will operate nine extra afternoon eastbound trains from Penn Station between 1:46 p.m. and 4:06 p.m. to handle the expected holiday rush. Station waiting rooms will remain open throughout the night on Wednesday, resuming normal waiting room hours on Thursday.
The MTA is closely monitoring weather forecasts and readying its forces to keep the region’s network of subways, buses, railroads, bridges, tunnels and paratransit operating in the event of significant snowfall.
Nearly 40 app developers worked this past Saturday to generate concepts for the next generation of apps for MTA customers. The developers were participating in App Quest 3.0 Developer Day, a day-long workshop hosted by NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in Downtown Brooklyn that marks the first leg in the three-month, $50,000 app challenge.