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The first new ramp added to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge since it was built in the 1960s is now open to traffic. The two-lane lower level connector ramp, which begins on the Staten Island Expressway and leads to the Brooklyn-bound lower level of the bridge, is part of MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ $50 million toll plaza improvement project. The ramp is expected to immediately improve traffic flow through the busy I-278 corridor by accommodating more traffic from the Staten Island Expressway, said MTA Bridges and Tunnels Engineer Project Manager Piv Lim. “We expect motorists will notice this positive change right away,” Lim said.
New York City Transit is getting ready to install more station intercoms to enhance customer safety and security. NYCT will seek MTA Board approval next week to install the new Help Point Intercoms at 70 additional stations. The devices enable direct communication with station agents and the Rail Control Center. These high-tech devices will serve as a welcome beacon to worried customers and lost tourists alike and is part of the MTA’s ongoing efforts to bring the subway system into the 21st century.
No N, R trains between 95 St and 36 St, Brooklyn during FASTRACK June 16 - 20, 2014. N trains are rerouted via the D line in both directions between Stillwell Av and 36 St.
A look at accomplishments during FASTRACK on the F Line between DUMBO and Lower Manhattan during the week of June 9 - 13, 2014
It was a lucky Friday the 13th for nineteen canine police officers as the Class of 2014 graduated from MTA Police explosives detection and anti-terrorism training this morning in a ceremony at Grand Central Terminal.
There will be seven weekends of overnight work at the Throgs Neck Bridge this summer with one or two Queensbound lanes closed while 90,000-square-feet of binder and asphalt overlay are replaced. The work is set to begin the weekend of June 20-23 but is highly dependent on good weather, and as a result it may not be done on consecutive weekends. The contractor cannot apply new asphalt in rainy weather or in extreme humidity.
Brooklyn subway customers who take the [Q] have a new and improved platform to use at the Cortelyou Road station. The newly refurbished southbound platform along the Brighton Line in Brooklyn is open following a four-month closure. The platform reopened a full week earlier than scheduled.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 13 - June 16
On Monday, June 16, MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program returns to the [N][R] Fourth Avenue line in Brooklyn. For four consecutive weeknights from Monday, June 16, to early Friday morning, June 20,
MTA Warns Customers Not to Provide Credit Card Information to Third-Party Websites That Solicit Unofficial Lost Property Reports
MTA Metro-North Railroad today issued its 100-Day Report on the Action Plan established by President Joseph J. Giulietti, which focused the railroad’s efforts on improving safety, restoring reliability and improving communications.
A group of MTA Bridges and Tunnels Officers based at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge are being lauded as heroes for saving the life of a man suffering a heart attack on Randall’s Island. Officer Trent Allston, on duty near the bridge’s Ward’s Island anchorage, got a call around 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 9 that a man at one of the ball fields on the Ward’s end of Randall’s Island was having a heart attack and not breathing.
Metro-North and Connecticut officials agree that an effective plan needs to be put in place regarding issues with the 'Walk' Bridge.
FASTRACK returns to F line between BUMBO and Lower Manhattan June 9 - 13
Weekend M service extended to Delancy/Essex St in Manhattan, providing additional service at Flushing Av, Lorimer St, Hewes St, and Marcy Av with a new weekend transfer between the F and M available at Delancey St/Essex St.
Use mass transit to head to the Puerto Rican Day Parade
Penn Station has been evacuated as police investigate a report of a suspicious package. LIRR service is temporarily suspended between Penn Station and Jamaica in both directions. New York City Transit is honoring LIRR fares on the [E] subway at this time.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 6 - June 9
You've probably noticed ads on your MetroCard before, but for the first time you'll notice it in Spanish. That's because a print run of 250,000 MetroCards in Spanish was purchased by the immigration law firm Youman, Madeo & Fasano LLP. The print campaign uses two versions with a run of 125,000 cards for each. One version advertises the law firm and its locations, and the other promotes a television show on immigration issues that the law firm produces.
In 1934, then-New York City Parks Department Commissioner Robert Moses announced plans to upgrade Riis Park, spending $1.7 million to add a new bathing pavilion, parking lot, pitch-'n-put golf course, and a 40–foot wide, mile–long boardwalk. As part of the plan to get more residents to visit and eventually settle in the Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway Peninsula areas, Moses also went ahead with plans to build the Marine Parkway Bridge.