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For the second year, MTA New York City Transit is teaming up with the New York Daily News to honor New York’s Hometown Heroes in Transit. Everyone is invited to nominate a bus or subway employee who has performed an extraordinary deed that benefitted riders, co-workers or New York City.
During the construction of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the early 1960s, a petite woman could be found weaving her way among the burly bridge builders with her drawing board and art supplies in hand. Artist and illustrator Lili Rethi became so familiar to workers building the bridge that they built her a little shed on site to shelter her from the wind and cold.
Metro-North customers can look forward to less instances of flooding on the tracks in Ossining thanks to completion of a drainage project in the area.
Greenpoint Tube repair work continued to advance through the first weekend in October as dozens of workers performed varied tasks throughout the length of the underwater subway tubes connecting Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Long Island City, Queens.
NYC Transit veteran Joseph Leader has been named Senior Vice President, Department of Subways.
MTA Bus Time™, has expanded to cover all Manhattan bus routes. Customers can get the locations of Manhattan buses in real time via smart phone, web and text message.
Beginning last Monday, for the fourth time this year, an army of workers were deployed along the more than seven-mile long line as train service was suspended on four consecutive nights at N line Q line R line icon stations in Manhattan. Repair crews took full advantage of the seven-hour work window between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Metro-North will resume full train service on the New Haven Line Monday morning, October 7, following successful tests of a major new electrical substation at Mount Vernon. A Con Edison feeder cable failure on September 25 knocked out train service in an eight-mile section of the New Haven Line, the busiest passenger rail line in the country. The outage occurred during the construction and commissioning of the new, long-planned, $50 million substation installation that will enable the railroad to increase service on the line.
The MTA’s ever-changing collection of graphic art that brightens the inside of subway cars and stations and a new MTA arts-focused app have received national recognition.
Procedures have been laid out for weekly and monthly ticket holders on the New Haven Line who were inconvenienced by the September 25 power failure to obtain credits for their future ticket purchases.
If smiles are the measurement, one thing is very clear: kids of all ages LOVE trucks. People lined up and took turns taking pictures and climbing into the cabs of Bridges and Tunnels ‘specialty trucks, which were part of the Transit Museum’s display at the Sept. 29 Atlantic Antic street festival.
The FASTRACK maintenance program completely suspends train service over a segment of a subway line, to give our workers uninterrupted access to tracks, signals, cables, lighting, third rail components, and platform edges.
A new, modified traffic pattern goes into effect on the Queens side of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge as work continues on the $109 million Queens approach reconstruction and rehabilitation project. The area will be restriped and drivers will see the new pattern in place beginning Saturday, Oct. 5. The change will move the work zone over one lane to allow contractors to begin working on another section of the Queens approach roadway
The MTA Board has approved a credit for New Haven Line customers with monthly or weekly tickets during the ongoing power outage. Metro-North has announced that service on the line will be increased to about 65% of normal on Wednesday.
$109 Million, Five-Station Project Begins on the Pelham 6 Line
The return of G service through the Greenpoint Tube early Monday morning came after a productive weekend of Sandy repair work which included the construction of new bench wall, placement of new emergency communications devices and the installation of nearly three miles of signal cable.
Temporary substations installed by Con Edison are not sufficient to operate full New Haven Line Service.
Metro-North Railroad will offer a limited amount of additional rail service to accommodate half its normal New Haven Line weekday ridership in time for the Monday morning rush. While trains are expected to be crowded and customers are urged not to travel during the busiest part of rush hour, thousands of park-and-ride spaces in Westchester County and the Bronx will allow customers to ride other MTA services into Manhattan.
A reduced schedule will be in effect this weekend (Sat., Sept. 28 & Sun., Sept. 29) due to the continuing Con Ed power outage to a crucial 8-mile segment of the New Haven Line. There will be hourly train service from all New Haven Line stations in both directions all day on Saturday and Sunday.
The FASTRACK maintenance program completely suspends train service over a segment of a subway line, to give our workers uninterrupted access to tracks, signals, cables, lighting, third rail components, and platform edges.