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All blasting operations for Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway Project are complete. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the Second Avenue Subway project, the largest expansion of the New York City subway network in generations, has reached major new milestones in its on-time, on-budget progress to serve customers on Manhattan’s East Side by the end of 2016.
FASTRACK Returns to Brooklyn on the D and N lines Weekend, 5:30 AM to 8 PM • Sat and Sun • Nov 23 - 24
Using land and access provided by MTA Metro-North Railroad, the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council and the City of Beacon have built a new trail in Beacon's Hudson River Greenway Trail system. The newly named Dave Miller Connector Trail connects the Beacon's Hudson River waterfront to the Madam Brett Park.
Despite an historic level of repair work throughout the MTA’s vast network of tracks, tunnels and under-river tubes, the effects of Superstorm Sandy will be felt for years to come. Work crews, however, are making steady progress fixing the extensive damage caused by several feel of salt water, particularly to the system’s under-river tubes.
An 11-car train of new Kawasaki R-188 subway cars recently began 30-day performance testing along the Flushing Line.
Brooklyn has a new Select Bus Service route -- the B44. MTA New York City Transit, together with the NYC Department of Transportation launched the service, the city’s sixth Select Bus route, along Nostrand, Rogers and Bedford Avenues.
The 250,000th E-ZPass On-the-Go tag was sold in a toll plaza cash lane at one of its seven bridges and two tunnels. The sale means a quarter of a million drivers have used the new option to switch to the savings and convenience of E-ZPass instead of fumbling for cash and change at tollbooths.
The MTA and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) have announced that the MTA intends to surrender an approximately 550,000-square foot site at the intersection of East Gun Hill Road and the New England Thruway in the Bronx to Gun Hill Square, LLC, a joint venture between Grid Properties, Inc., and Gotham Organization, Inc., to build a pedestrian-oriented retail destination with 260,000 square feet of leasable space, and, if public financing is available, up to 100 units of senior housing. The purchase price of $30.5 million will go toward the MTA’s 2010-2014 Capital Program.
MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that it will complete a major track improvement project in the Bronx this weekend that will improve reliability with all four tracks in the area back in service for the first time since the intensive upgrade began July 1.
MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK back to Upper Manhattan along the [A] [C] [D] [B] lines.
It’s time for MTA New York City Transit to dust off the vintage equipment and roll out the historic buses and subway cars that served as the foundation for the largest mass transit system in North America.
MTA cost-cutting measures have been more effective than anticipated. As outlined in the Final Proposed 2014 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan, the growth of agency expenses in 2014 will be limited to 1.96% which is in line with the rate of inflation.
Added safety measures
FASTRACK Wraps Up at Grand Concourse
New MTA Long Island Rail Road timetables will go into effect on Monday, November 11 with service improvements on tap for the Port Washington, Main Line/Ronkonkoma, Long Beach, Huntington and Babylon branches.
Whether it's catching up on holiday shopping, heading into the City for the Thanksgiving Day Parade or Radio City's Christmas Spectacular -- Long Island Rail Road has special discounts and extra trains to get you where you need to go.
It was 74-years ago this month that Mayor Fiorello La Guardia pulled a switch to blast the last six feet of rock separating the Manhattan and Queens tubes at the Queens Midtown Tunnel. One photograph from the Bridges and Tunnels Special Archive collection shows the mayor, aided by Peggy MacDonald, the daughter of the construction company’s Chief Engineer, John MacDonald, pulling the switch on Nov.8, 1939.
A decade ago, the last train of “Redbirds” made their final run when an 11-car consist left Times Square headed for Flushing, Queens. The last trip was taken November 3, 2003.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is making its energy-efficient office building at 2 Broadway in Lower Manhattan more resilient against extreme storms. The changes will better adapt the building to a changing climate as the MTA consolidates its headquarters personnel there next year. At the same time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has bestowed its Energy Star certification on the building to recognize that MTA’s upgrades there are helping reduce emissions of greenhouse gases that are causing climate change.