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Nearly a hundred app developers gathered during the weekend of May 4-5 for an intensive weekend-long collaboration/competition that resulted in the creation of 17 concepts for apps to help MTA riders. It was the first “hackathon,” a group setting where interplay of ideas spurs creativity and innovation, to be officially sanctioned by the MTA.
This weekend, we replaced sections of track at Gun Hill Rd on the 2 (and 5) Line in the Bronx, and 231 St on the 1 Line in the Bronx. We also continued rehabilitation of the Dyckman St station on the 1 Line in Manhattan.
Replacement of the Bridge Street Bridge in the hamlet of New Hamburg will begin on Monday, May 13.
For the first time since Superstorm Sandy devastated the A train’s steel and ballast path through the Rockaways, ruining miles of signal and communications cables, and damaging much of the wayside signal equipment, the indicator board in the signal tower at the Rockaway Park – Beach 116 St station was working again.
Massive Bronx Fire Ties 2/5 Line in Knots
The New York City Parkway Authority built the Cross Bay Bridge between Big Egg Marsh in Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway Peninsula in 1939.
This Sunday, May 5, New York City will host the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, attracting 32,000 cyclists from around the region and beyond. Its sister event, Bike Expo New York, is held on Saturday, May 4, in Lower Manhattan. You can avoid street closures, traffic tie-ups and parking fees by riding mass transit.
Large numbers of cyclists will converge on New York City and Cold Spring this weekend. If you’re one of them, you can avoid traffic, parking and street closures by taking the train to the big events. To make it easier to ride the rails with your bike in hand, Metro-North Railroad is waiving the usual requirement to carry a bicycle permit to board one of our trains. We’re also suspending restrictions on the number of bicycles permitted on board trains. Here are details on all three events.
FASTRACK Coming to 4th Ave N/R Line in Brooklyn
Customers can celebrate now that MTA Metro-North Railroad has completed major station renovations at Peekskill and Croton-Harmon that include the installation of new, site-specific art work at each location.
Metro-North is engagin in an $8.6 million effort is underway to stabilize the Hudson Line's river embankment for decades to come.
Brooklyn’s Smith-9th Streets F/G Station Returns to Service
The LIRR’s “Belmont Special” runs twice each morning from Penn Station and twice at the end of the racing day from Belmont Park featuring a ticket package that entitles customers to a $1 discount off the regular $3 grandstand admission.
WIRELESS SERVICE HAS ARRIVED AT 30 ADDITIONAL UNDERGROUND SUBWAY STATIONS
This weekend, we replaced panels of track near Knickerbocker Av on the M Line and repaired track at Euclid Av on the A/C Line and at Cypress Hills on the J Line.
MTA operations reduce the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions of the region by 17.1 million metric tons in 2011. With 8.5 million riders per average weekday, that means each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
MTA operations reduce the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions of the region by 17.1 million metric tons in 2011. With 8.5 million riders per average weekday, that means each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
MTA operations reduce the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions of the region by 17.1 million metric tons in 2011. With 8.5 million riders per average weekday, that means each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
MTA operations reduce the carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions of the region by 17.1 million metric tons in 2011. With 8.5 million riders per average weekday, that means each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
New rail cars now make up half the New Haven Line fleet.

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