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Operation Track Sweep is in full effect. The MTA announced that it has initiated a multi-pronged plan to dramatically reduce the amount of trash on subway tracks, and in the process improve the station environment, and reduce track fires and train delays.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 5 - August 8
Testing on countdown clocks for lettered-subway lines has begun, as well as digital screens for MTA buses. Governor Cuomo made the announcement on Thursday regarding the 90-day test of countdown clocks in eight subway stations along the N, Q and R lines, with the aim of installing the clocks in all 269 lettered-line stations. In addition, the MTA today awarded three contracts to perform a pilot program on 131 buses for the installation of digital information screens – to ultimately be installed on a total of 3,600 buses. These vital investments advance Governor Cuomo’s plan to transform the MTA into an innovative, state-of-the-art system with improved customer service and first-class amenities, and are part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program.
After nearly 80 years in the salty sea-air, the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge is getting major upgrades and repairs to its lift span mechanical and electrical systems, structural steel and grid-deck repairs, bridge painting, and new fire line system and hydrants. These systems are critical to lift operation, and ensure functionality and good working order of the Marine Parkway Bridge, a critical evacuation route.
The sixth annual Putnam County Wine & Food Fest will showcase renowned wine producers, world-class culinary professionals, great food, arts and crafts, fresh produce, and local and international musicians. Customers can take Metro-North’s Harlem Line to the Southeast station to connect with free shuttle buses to the venue that will be scheduled throughout the festival hours on both days.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 29 - August 1
The MTA has releases its preliminary 2017 budget and four-year financial plan, continuing to raise targets for administrative and managerial cost savings across all agencies and making a number of investments to improve service quality and customer experience. The agency now expects to identify additional annual recurring savings of $50 million per year starting in 2017, pushing total annual recurring savings to nearly $2 billion by 2020.
Three Metro-North employees "saw something and said something," preventing a car theft at the Harlem Line’s Southeast Station. Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti thanked the employees for their quick thinking and vigilance at Monday’s meeting of the MTA Board’s Metro-North Railroad Committee.
LIRR customers no longer have to wait until summer to take a ride to Greenport. MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski announced that the LIRR plans to provide weekend service to Greenport on a year-round basis.
Massive reconstruction work needed to the Canarsie Tunnel, which carries the L train under the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan, will require a full closure of the tunnel for 18 months starting no sooner than 2019. The MTA's decision to do the work under a full 18-month tunnel closure instead of a one-track, three-year closure, was made based on a detailed operational review, and only after significant community engagement in order to consider all adverse impacts. Serious consideration was also given to consequences of unplanned outages that would occur if one track was closed for three years.
More Metro-North customers will soon have access to mobile ticketing. The MTA has announced that MTA eTix, the ticketing app that allows Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to buy train tickets anytime, anywhere on their smartphone, will be available for travel on Metro-North’s Harlem Line starting at 4:26 a.m. on Monday, July 25, when the Harlem Line’s first train of the week departs from its first station. The app continues to be available on Metro-North’s Hudson Line and the LIRR’s Port Washington Branch. The app is scheduled to become available for Metro-North’s New Haven Line, the New Haven Line’s three branches, and the rest of the LIRR, during the week of August 22.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 22 - July 25
Because of this afternoon's crane accident and closure of the Tappan Zee Bridge, Metro-North Railroad’s Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry and Newburgh-Beacon Ferry will honor TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) bus tickets for the remainder of the day. Customers who normally depart from Grand Central Terminal to connect to the TZx bus at Tarrytown can connect to the ferries by staying on a local train to Ossining, or catching an express train to Beacon. Hudson Line tickets to Tarrytown will be honored for travel at all stations on the Hudson Line, as far as Poughkeepsie. Also, NJTRANSIT and Metro-North are cross-honoring Hudson Line tickets on the Pascack Valley Line.
MTA MUSIC will present a selection of Mozart’s repertoire through performances by West Village Quartet (strings), Leah Coloff (cello), Luellen Abdoo (violin), Emily Hopkins (harp), Jim Graseck (violin) and Susan Keser (violin) on Friday, July 22. These performances kick off five weeks of Lincoln Center’s renowned Mostly Mozart Festival, which is celebrating its 50th season.
Governor Cuomo has unveiled the design features of 1,025 new and reimagined subway cars – including vital enhancements to the exteriors and interiors of regular cars, wider doors, as well as the addition of up to 750 “Open Car End” designed-cars, which will reduce wait times and increase capacity. The Governor also previewed key elements that will be featured in the renovation of 31 subway stations throughout the New York Metropolitan Area, and announced that the first of several Requests for Proposals will be issued this week. The MTA is using design-build contracts to expedite the process and ensure the shortest timeframe for project completion. These vital investments are part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program to renew and expand the MTA network. Governor Cuomo unveiled the ambitious design-plan at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn on Monday, July 18.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 15 - July 18
Due to system wide signal problems, NYC Transit is ‎experiencing delays on all lines. Countdown Clock inforation is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Monitor Service Status on this page or follow @NYCTSubway for the latest updates.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 8 - July 12
On Monday, July 11, MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program returns to the [A][C][E] lines between Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn. From 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, July 11, to early Friday morning, July 15, [A] and [E] trains will run via the 6 Av line in Manhattan.
MTA eTix, a free MTA app that will allow Metro-North Railroad customers to purchase train tickets anytime, anywhere with their mobile devices, has come to the Hudson Line. The app, which was scheduled for completion by the end of 2016, will now be available to riders of all Metro-North lines by the end of this summer under an accelerated timetable made in response to a request from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

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