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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the installation of more than 12,600 new in-car subway maps and approximately 1,000 large station maps featuring the new Second Avenue Subway line. In preparation for the on-time arrival of the Second Avenue Subway on December 31, installation of the new maps featuring the route on the system’s 6,300 cars began over the weekend. The inaugural ride on the Second Avenue Subway will be on December 31 and revenue service will begin at noon on January 1.
Second av Subway to Open
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled the largest permanent public art installation in New York State history in conjunction with the grand opening of Phase I of the Second Avenue Subway. The Second Avenue Subway marks the city’s first major expansion project in more than 50 years, with three new handicap-accessible stations along Second Avenue at 96th Street, 86th Street and 72nd Street, and new entrances to the existing Lexington Av/63rd Street Station at 63rdStreet and Third Avenue. The Governor made the announcement at The Museum of Modern Art.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 16 - 19
Packages for Christmas Spectacular Starrring Radio City Rockettes, In Transit - The Musical and More!
LIRR’s Enhanced Parking Facilities at Wyandanch Station Offers Free Parking Promotion
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 9 - 12
MTA Arts & Design has installed a new digital artwork at Fulton Center by Brooklyn-based digital mixed media artist Anne Spalter as Arts & Design expands its audience by presenting new, innovative digital work to MTA customers. Titled New York Dreaming, the new digital artwork is a meditation on the city and the constant self-realization of its physical and psychic existence. New York is a city like no other, a combination of man-made and natural formations, perpetually evolving and reinventing itself--turning from one year to the next, unfolding. Its citizens, similarly, are dreamers, driven to bring their visions to life.
MTA Long Island Rail Road plans to install a new pedestrian overpass at Little Neck Station in Queens with work scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and through the weekend with the new bridge ready for Monday’s morning rush. The project is not expected to impact train service.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 2 - 5
​Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the MTA has reached a major milestone to improve transit service, safety and quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Long Island commuters and residents. The LIRR Expansion Project released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement which will take the project another step toward construction. The scientific, engineering and socioeconomic study is required to identify any potential impacts of public construction projects and help ensure that they are done safely, responsibly, and with public input. The study’s findings demonstrate how the LIRR Expansion Project would improve service and reduce delays for Long Island Rail Road customers throughout the system, as well as improve safety and quality of life for local residents living in the project area in Nassau County.
From December 5 to 21, NYC Transit rolls into the holiday spirit with its annual tradition of vintage rides by running a fleet of historic coaches from river to river along 42nd Street in Manhattan. The buses make stops on the M42 route between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, offering a variety of rides through the decades.
The MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced it has completed restoration and upgrades of the Fordham Station, including a rebuilt northbound platform with double the capacity, a new entrance leading directly to Webster Avenue at 193rd Street and new permanent artwork. These upgrades follow the complete renovation of the historic station building on Fordham Road, which was completed in 2014.
MTA New York City Transit and the New York Transit Museum are putting extra magic on the rails with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s annual holiday tradition of rides to the past via its vintage fleet. These subway cars will help customers experience the most magical time of year the way that New York straphangers did long ago.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unveiled options for needed increase to fares and tolls over the next two years by less than 4 percent – or an average of 2 percent annually, consistent with the financial forecast made in July. The MTA’s continued discipline in keeping costs down has resulted in the lowest increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule to keep adjustments as small and predictable as possible.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unveiled options for needed increase to fares and tolls over the next two years by less than 4 percent – or an average of 2 percent annually, consistent with the financial forecast made in July. The MTA’s continued discipline in keeping costs down has resulted in the lowest increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule to keep adjustments as small and predictable as possible.
To accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend on Wednesday, November 23, through Sunday, November 27, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend maintenance at its nine crossings to facilitate increased travel.
Trains and buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate on special schedules on Wednesday, November 23, through Sunday, November 27, to accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend.
Trains and buses operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will operate on special schedules on Wednesday, November 23, through Sunday, November 27, to accommodate the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend. During the same time period, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend maintenance at its nine crossings to facilitate increased travel.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is ready or the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend with additional train service to get travelers where they want to go and off-peak ticket pricing they will find very attractive.

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