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The MTA has created a Blue Ribbon Panel of six distinguished railroad and transportation experts to examine the circumstances behind recent safety-related incidents at MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA New York City Transit. The experts will study the causes behind those incidents, examine the agencies’ maintenance and inspection programs, and ensure they promote a culture of safety within the MTA.
For four nights, NYC Transit employees worked, repairing and replacing track components, cleaning track areas and removing tons of litter and debris.
The MTA Board has approved a contract with Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc., to design and build the next generation of rail cars for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The MTA expects up to 676 cars will be assembled at Kawasaki’s plant in Yonkers and anticipates up to 1,500 people will be employed in New York State. The contract will have an ultimate value of $1.8 billion if all 676 cars are built.
The MTA Board has approved a contract with Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc., to design and build the next generation of rail cars for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The MTA expects up to 676 cars will be assembled at Kawasaki’s plant in Yonkers and anticipates up to 1,500 people will be employed in New York State. The contract will have an ultimate value of $1.8 billion if all 676 cars are built.
The MTA Board has approved a contract with Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc., to design and build the next generation of rail cars for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The MTA expects up to 676 cars will be assembled at Kawasaki’s plant in Yonkers and anticipates up to 1,500 people will be employed in New York State. The contract will have an ultimate value of $1.8 billion if all 676 cars are built.
Much has been accomplished after eight weekends of Sandy repair work. This is evident in the numbers, which are impressive by any standard.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced he has appointed Carmen Bianco as President of MTA New York City Transit.
The new fly over Lily Pond entrance ramp leading to the Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is now open to traffic as part of the ongoing work to improve the ramps and approaches at the bridge. The new ramp, which is wider and has one entrance instead of two, is located about 100 feet south of the existing ramp entrance for drivers heading south on Lily Pond Avenue, and will include a new traffic light. Drivers traveling south-bound on Lily Pond will turn on green signal onto the ramp. The light will be synchronized to take turns with northbound vehicles that are making a left turn onto the ramp.
MTA Long Island Rail Road and local private-sector unions have reached a Project Labor Agreement designed to reduce the LIRR’s labor costs on seven major construction projects by nearly 11%, saving the Railroad an estimated $6.5 million over the course of the next five years while protecting local trade union jobs.
Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations James Fortunato and Bridge and Tunnel Officer Jimmy Moy and John Esposito were honored at a recent MTA Board meeting for their heroism in rescuing two people trapped inside a burning truck in July. In presenting the three with plaques, MTA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Prendergast said their tale was “straight out of an action movie” and “showed ingenuity, determination, and plain old guts on that day.”
Thomas H. Merrick’s 65-year Transit career was capped off with an official thank you from top level MTA officials and through a Special Proclamation from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
Take Metro-North’s Harlem Line to Wassaic and there board the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link shuttle for excursions to the charming Village of Millerton, McEnroe Organic Farm, and Dutch’s Spirits, all located in the scenic Hudson Valley.
MTA Long Island Rail Road has launched a new public safety campaign in an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries that result when motorists and pedestrians ignore downed railroad crossing gates.
MTA New York City Transit is currently testing a new design of an all-electric bus.
A B C D Trains Suspended Along Central Park West Overnight during FASTRACK overnight closure from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., on four consecutive weeknights beginning Monday, September 16 and ending early morning Friday, September 20, will be the first on Central Park West.
This week saw our FASTRACK maintenance program underway on the East Side of Manhattan as hundreds of subway maintenance workers were in tunnels and stations on the Lexington Avenue Line replacing and repairing components vital to a safe and sound operation.
This FASTRACK overnight closure from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., on four consecutive weeknights beginning Monday, September 16 and ending early morning Friday, September 20, will be the first on Central Park West.
If you’re heading to MetLife Stadium to see the New York Jets or New York Giants, why tackle the traffic? Leave the tackling to the players and take advantage of the Long Island Rail Road “Train to the Game” offering a one-ticket train ride to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
With its distinctive red, white and blue paint job, it is a source of pride to the depot’s employees who remember the once heavily damaged hulk as it sat on the street 12 years ago near Ground Zero.
Take Metro-North’s Harlem Line to Wassaic and there board the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link shuttle for excursions to the charming Village of Millerton, McEnroe Organic Farm, Madava Farms and Dutch’s Spirits, all located in the scenic Hudson Valley.

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