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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 7 - August 10
No trash cans equals less trash at a number of stations around New York City Transit's subway system. Results of the ongoing pilot program that involved removing trash cans from a total of 39 subway stations show a significant decrease in the amount of trash bags collected from these stations. The results show a 66% reduction in the number of bags collected at Phase 1 and Phase 2 stations, and a 36% reduction in the number of bags collected at Phase 3 stations.
The Cranberry Tube, which carries the A and C Lines between Lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn, will be shut down in both directions for Superstorm Sandy-related repairs.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 31 - August 3
The Long Island Rail Road wants to get you to beautiful Brooklyn with daily discounts to popular attractions. Whether you’re looking for a day of culture, a retreat with nature or a ride with exhilaration, LIRR has your savings on entertainment for the entire family.
A heat wave slated to hit the metropolitan area over the next week can impact your commute if the MTA must reduce power consumption as required by contracts with our power suppliers. Severe heat can affect subway and train signals and overhead power lines. Elevator and escalator service may also be reduced to cut energy consumption.
No trains between 95 St and 36 St, Brooklyn Weeknights 10 PM to 5 AM Mon to Fri on Jul 27 - 31 and Aug 3 - 7
Tough Mudder Offer Valid Only for Tough Mudder Long Island August 15-16, 2015
Massapequa Station gets a makeover and the transformation was unveiled at a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 23rd. LIRR President Patrick Nowakowski presided over a ribbon cutting for the $20.5 million rehabilitation project that took an aging structure and changed into modern transportation facility.
Take the train to some of the best Hudson Valley fairs and festivals in August and save. From discount rail and admission, to special shuttle bus connections – Metro-North makes it easy to get away for music, wine or family fun.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 24 - July 27
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that its July 2015 Financial Plan will generate up to $2.4 billion worth of new funding for the 2015-19 Capital Program, thanks to unanticipated revenues, greater cost savings and more efficient operations.
Croton-Harmon Overpass Project Expected To Be Completed in February 2016
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today gave preliminary approval to two contracts totaling $205.8 million to Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security for the installation of a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling system on the Queens Boulevard Line, one of New York City Transit’s busiest subway lines. The signaling system, which is currently in operation on the Canarsie [L] Line and being installed on the Flushing [7] Line, enables the MTA to address overcrowding and record subway ridership by operating subway trains more closely together, adding passenger capacity to the century-old subway system.
LIRR is continuing to experience delays & cancellations due to a minor train collision east of Jamaica. Train service is operating out of Penn with delays of 10-15 minutes. There are residual delays systemwide, both east & westbound, up to 60 minutes. NYCT is no longer cross-honoring LIRR fares on the E, 2 or 3 subway trains.
Those who travel the Verrazano will have a new ramp connecting the Belt Parkway to the Staten Island-bound lower level of the bridge tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 22. The ramp is part of the $84.3 million project to construct a new lane for buses and high-occupancy vehicles (HOV) that will eventually connect to the Bus/HOV lane on the Gowanus Expressway. The new ramp will require motorists to exit from the right lane of the approach ramp rather than the left lane.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 17 - July 20
New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), together with MTA NYC Transit, unveiled the route along 86th Street in Manhattan today. This corridor currently serves 24,000 commuters daily and is the busiest route citywide per mile. This marks the 8th SBS in the city and provides direct connections to twelve different bus routes, including the M15 SBS, as well as six different subway lines including the 1, 4, 5, 6, B and C trains.
The New York Transit Museum held a Vintage Bus Bash on Governors Island the weekend of July 11-12, 2015. Four of its fleet of restored, classic New York City buses were ferried across to the island where visitors had a chance to get an up-close look at them. Photos: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit
The Long Island Rail Road’s newly renovated Smithtown Station building will open to the public on Monday, July 13, the latest construction project completed under the LIRR’s State of Good Repair program to modernize station facilities around the system.