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MTA’s Proposed 2015 Budget and Four Year Financial Plan Maintain Fare and Toll Increases at Projected Levels
MTA’s Proposed 2015 Budget and Four Year Financial Plan Maintain Fare and Toll Increases at Projected Levels
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released its Proposed 2015 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan, which includes budget projections through 2018. The plan assumes an average $260 million annual increase to labor costs as a result of recent labor settlements, but the plan proposes to pay for those costs without increasing the previously announced 2015 and 2017 fare and toll increase proposals, which in February were reduced by nearly half to the rate of inflation.
We're putting repairs on the FASTRACK as program returns to A B C D In Upper Manhattan. FASTRACK is a subway maintenance, cleaning, and repair program that shuts down segments of a subway line for several hours over consecutive weeknights or weekend days, allowing our employees to perform a number of critical maintenance jobs.
FASTRACK — MTA New York City Transit's aggressive maintenance program — returned to the E line iconF line iconM line icon R line icon between Queens and Manhattan this week. Beginning Monday, July 21, train service was suspended for four consecutive nights along a five-mile section of the normally bustling Queens Boulevard line between Roosevelt Av and 5 Av/53 St on the E line and 21 St-Queensbridge on the F line
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 25 - July 28
A Weekend At Work Photos for July 19 - July 20, 2014 along 7 Line
G Greenpoint Tube Set to Close Next Friday Night for Five Weeks of Fix&Fortify Sandy-Related Repairs
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 18 - July 21
FASTRACK Returns to the E F M R Queens Blvd Line
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, and United Transportation Union President Anthony Simon, representing a coalition of eight Long Island Rail Road labor unions, have announced an agreement to settle a four-year-old contract dispute between the MTA and the unions. The agreement provides the 17 percent wage increase recommended by the Presidential Emergency Board, and includes the first-ever healthcare contributions from the 5,400 workers that make up the eight unions while protecting commuters and the MTA’s long-term financial stability.
The MTA wants the public's input on how to prepare for the future of transportation. The general public, as well as invited experts can provide input at next week's Transportation Reinvention Commission meetings.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is warning people to beware of a new email phishing scam that appears to be an attempt to collect unpaid tolls.
Want to make those carefree summer days last longer? Metro-North wants to help you extend those hours by offering discount overnight getaway packages to some great destinations throughout New York and Connecticut. “The Hudson Valley and Connecticut have some wonderful hotels and overnight accommodations right near the beach and other outdoor adventures,” said Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti. “Each offers a comfortable stay with its own amenities and is easily accessible from one of our stations.”
Two very special events commissioned by MTA’s Arts for Transit & Urban Design have been named by Americans for the Arts as among the year’s best public art projects in the U.S. and Canada.
The Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Workd July 4 -7
In anticipation of a heavy rain storm, MTA New York City Transit has already canvassed the system cleaning drains, removingtrash and making repairs.
Improvements along the 6 line at the Zerega and Burhre Avenue stations are on the way. The ongoing $109 million dollar renewal project at five stations along the Pelham Line does mean, however, that MTA New York City Transit will close the Zerega Av and Buhre Av stations in both directions on Saturday, July 5 at 12:01 a.m., and will remain closed until February, 2015.
Robert Moses may have been known as the master builder of New York’s highway system but he was also Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and whenever he built a new bridge he also constructed a new park nearby or chose a spot near an existing park.
You see an example of it every Friday for the MTA Weekender page. And now fans can see more of the celebrated work Massimo Vignelli designed for New York City Transit, as it is currently being featured at the Museum of Modern Art.

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