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Growing ridership, shifting demographic trends and a changing climate are certain to have an impact on transportation in the coming decades. In order to keep up with these transportation challenges, the MTA has established a special advisory board of 22 experts who will be make up the Transportation Reinvention Commission.
Three new members are joining the MTA Board. All three members were confirmed to their positions on June 20 by the New York Senate after being nominated recently by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg will assume the seat formerly occupied by former New York City Budget Director Mark Page. Neal Zuckerman of the Metro-North Railroad Commuter Council will take the non-voting seat formerly occupied by the Council’s Jim Blair. Iris Weinshall on July 1 will assume the seat currently occupied by Mark D. Lebow.
Weekend at Work: June 21 - June 23
Grand Central is about to get even more enticing food options -- and the venture is to be operated by a world-renowned restaurateur. The MTA board on Wednesday approved a proposal for a 16,000-square-foot food hall, restaurant and take-out venue the Terminal to be operated by Claus Meyer, who with a young Rene Redzepi as headchef and partner, created Noma, in Copenhagen, ranked “Best Restaurant in the World” in annual surveys by Restaurant magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Long Island’s warm weather possibilities are plentiful and LIRR has your deals to get to the summer’s best attractions. Whether you’re looking to soak in the sun on the shores of Long Beach, head down a water slide at Splish Splash or take a scenic bike ride in Bethpage – the Railroad provides a convenient and comfortable, air-conditioned ride.
FASTRACK runs on 2 3 4 lines in Brooklyn between Bergen St & Grand Army Plaza June 23 - 27
A wrap of work activities that took place during FASTRACK on Fourth Ave N R lines in Brooklyn, June 16-20, 2014
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 20 - June 23
A temporary extension to an existing pedestrian bridge will be installed this summer on the Haven Avenue side of the Port Washington station to restore platform access for customers under a solution proposed by the LIRR and agreed to by Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth.
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.