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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.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Queens District Attorney’s Office and Nassau County Police Department Crimes Against Property (CAP) Squad have announced the arrests of four people in connection with a scam discovered two weeks ago that used hidden cameras and bank card “skimmers” to target MTA Long Island Rail Road customers using ticket vending machines (TVMs) at locations in Nassau and Queens counties.
The saying, “Everything old is new again,” is true at the Henry Hudson Bridge where MTA Bridges and Tunnels is testing two prototype light poles that marry 20th century design with 21st century technology.
No D Service Between 205th Street and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium
MTA is the best way to get to marathon viewing locations.
The MTA has welcomed a new type of “virtual retail” into the New York City Subway to evaluate whether it can be replicated and scaled up as a new form of retail within the MTA network. In a pilot program being managed by the MTA’s advertising contractor CBS Outdoor, L’Oréal Paris is launching an Intelligent Color Experience in the 5 Av-Bryant Park subway station on November 4, 2013.
MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and Assemblywoman Barbara Clark unveiled the newly renovated and enhanced Queens Village LIRR Station on October 30, 2013.
The New York Transit Museum continues its part to help New Yorkers affected by Superstorm Sandy providing proceeds to The Graybeards, a not-for-profit organization working to rebuild the Rockaways.
Hardening and Protecting Our Transit Infrastructure
Officials see firsthand some of the emerging technologies the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering as part of the agency’s comprehensive hardening and resiliency efforts to protect the system from future storms.
This weekend, we repaired tracks on the A and D line south of 81st street in Manhattan and on the 7 line near Queensboro Plaza. Photos: MTA New York City Transit / Leonard Wiggins