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Most people know that construction workers who help build tunnels and work underground are called “sand hogs” but did you know they worked side-by-side with another colorfully-named group known as “powder monkeys?”
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 2 - 5
Due to the collapse of a retaining wall at an apartment building above Metro-North tracks, a serious mudslide occurred last night just south of the Glenwood Station on the Hudson Line. Mud, soil and bricks buried the northbound local track.
Exciting races, family picnicking and the Long Island Rail Road make for the perfect trifecta at Belmont Park’s spring meet which runs from May 1 through July 13. LIRR service to the newly improved venue starts again on Thursday, May 1st in time for the park’s opening day. And customers get $1 off the $3 Grandstand admission when they show their rail ticket. And according to the NYRA, starting Opening Day guests will be greeted by a wide array of improvements, including 131 new HD televisions throughout the facility, a modernized Belmont café and a new backyard music stage.
In anticipation of a heavy, soaking rain that could amount to four inches or more, MTA New York City Transit has already canvassed the system cleaning drains, removing trash and making repairs. Efforts to prevent flooding also include upgrades to a previously vulnerable subway car storage area situated on the Harlem River at 148th Street.
The New York State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has honored Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects, designer of the East 180th Street rehabilitation, with a 2014 Excelsior Award celebrating design and professional excellence for publicly-funded buildings.
New York City Transit is ready to get riders to Sunday's TD Five-Boro Bike Tour safely and on time. More than 30,000 cyclists are gearing from around the region and beyond for the May 4th event. Cyclists are allowed to bring bicycles on the subway all year-round, but special accommodations are made for this tour once a year. Street closures will mean some changes for buses and motorists.
Metro-North has a reliable way to get bicyclists to Sunday's TD Five-Boro Bike Tour. The event attracts more than 30,000 cyclists from around the region and beyond. The MTA is the best way to get to the ride safely and on time.
The Long Island Rail Road is ready to get riders to Sunday's TD Five-Boro Bike Tour safely and on time. More than 30,000 cyclists are gearing from around the region and beyond for the May 4th event. Long Island Rail Road and New York City subway allow bicycles year-round. But special accommodations are made for this tour once a year.
The MTA is getting ready for Sunday's TD Five-Boro Bike Tour and motorists should be ready, too, with some bridge closures around the area. With more than 30,000 cyclists from around the region and beyond there will be some delays during the Sunday event.
The MTA is ready to get riders to Sunday's TD Five-Boro Bike Tour safely and on time. More than 30,000 cyclists are gearing from around the region and beyond for the May 4th event.
Committees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board today registered their approval of a contract to launch a mobile ticketing program that for the first time would enable Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad customers to buy and display train tickets on their smartphones and tablets. The contract, with Masabi, LLC, moves to the full MTA Board for final consideration on Wednesday.
Committees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board today registered their approval of a contract to launch a mobile ticketing program that for the first time would enable Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to buy and display train tickets on their smartphones and tablets. The contract, with Masabi, LLC, moves to the full MTA Board for final consideration on Wednesday.
Committees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board today registered their approval of a contract to launch a mobile ticketing program that for the first time would enable Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to buy and display train tickets on their smartphones and tablets. The contract, with Masabi, LLC, moves to the full MTA Board for final consideration on Wednesday.
Metro-North customers can look forward to new schedules that will shorten most AM rush hour commutes. The timetables for the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines effective Sunday, May 11, 2014 that are designed to provide substantially improved performance and reliability while accommodating new safety measures.
FASTRACK returns to A C lines in Brooklyn May 5- 9th 2014
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 25 - 28
MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and board members marked the 180th anniversary of Long Island Rail Road at a special birthday celebration at Mineola station
The MTA is continuing its earth-friendly efforts -- this time by piloting new solar technology that allows customers to access real-time train, subway and bus arrival information without connection to the electrical grid. The MTA, Metro-North Railroad and New York City Transit are testing the performance and reliability of two solar-powered kiosks that use MTA Subway Time™ and MTA Bus Time™ to provide Metro-North customers with real-time arrival estimates for connecting subways and buses at Metro-North’s Woodlawn station. The kiosks also display Metro-North upcoming scheduled train arrivals, and they will display real-time estimates for Metro-North arrivals later this spring.
Motorists traveling through the Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Bridge toll plaza are enjoying improved traffic flow after two narrow toll lanes were combined into one wider lane. The photographs included here show the work as it progressed during the two-week period from March 24 to April 7, when the new wider toll lane was reopened to traffic.

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