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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that its live bus tracking service, MTA Bus Time™, has expanded to cover all Brooklyn and Queens’ bus routes. Customers can get the locations of Brooklyn and Queens’ buses in real time via smart phone, web and text message. The MTA has fulfilled its promise of offering MTA Bus Time™ on every bus route in New York City during the 1st Quarter of 2014.
FASTRACK work on the #F line between Lower Manhattan and DUMBO
Drivers entering the Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from Father Capodanno Boulevard will be using a temporary ramp for the next several months while the original ramp is reconstructed under the $50 million project to improve traffic flow on the bridge’s ramps and approach roadways. The temporary ramp opened on Thursday evening, Feb. 20. The only real change drivers will notice is a slight shift to the right to enter the temporary ramp, which will have the same two-lane configuration as the original ramp.
After a winter hiatus for holiday traffic and multiple winter snow storms, work has resumed on the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach $109 million reconstruction and rehabilitation project. A new traffic pattern went into effect on Thurs., Feb. 20 as rehabilitation work continues on the far left lane on the southbound side of the approach roadway. Motorists will be shifted around the work zone and a movable barrier will once again be in place to maximize lane capacity during peak drive times.
MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that effective immediately, customers who ride the Danbury Branch will be able to present their tickets for travel on Harlem Line trains while the railroad works to correct problems with the Danbury Branch’s newly installed computerized train detection system that controls the grade crossings.
New York City Transit's aggressive maintenance program— returned to the [A] [C] lines in Brooklyn between East New York and Downtown Brooklyn for two nights this week. Hundreds of New York City Transit (NYCT) employees performed a range of cleaning and maintenance tasks of station and tunnel infrastructure, signal equipment, and track and third rail components.
Since the beginning of the year, a series of punishing winter storms have slammed into New York City with conveyor-like regularity. Dumping new snow on top of old, the weather has forced MTA New York City Transit employees to work through the prolonged “polar vortex” that left the metropolitan area in a bone-chilling deep freeze and posed challenges for them and equipment alike.
It's a grand online archive for Grand Central Terminal's one hundred years of existence. On Monday, The New York Transit Museum announced the launch of Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal. The exhibition made its debut in Vanderbilt Hall in conjunction with the Centennial’s opening ceremonies on February 1, 2013. Now this in-depth look at one of the world’s great landmarks moves to a permanent online base at www.gcthistory.com.
The elegant octagonal building off the tip of Governor’s Island was designed by some of the most famous architects of the 20th century. The Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel Governor’s Island ventilation building was designed by famed architects McKim Meade and White.
It’s President’s Week, the kids are home from school and you’re looking for something to do. Look no further than your own “backyard”. Try a NYC Getaway and enjoy quality time with the whole family – at a discount! The Long Island Rail Road wants to help you with plans and savings during Winter Recess by offering affordable packages that are just a train ride away. Try a NYC Getaway and enjoy quality time with the whole family – at a discount!
Metro-North Railroad, which carried about half of its normal rush hour ridership this morning, will operate 75% of its normal evening rush hour schedule today, across all lines, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven.
The MTA is prepared to get customers home safely for this evening's rush hour. The New York City Subway and Long Island Rail Road will operate on normal schedules. New York City bus service will run at 85-90 percent capacity and some detours, delays and suspensions are possible on a route-by-route basis.
This week, for the first time, our FASTRACK maintenance program came to the 2 line 3 line 4 lines in Brooklyn between Crown Heights and Downtown Brooklyn.
Weekender
Westbound LIRR service is suspended from Jamaica to Penn Station and on the Port Washington Branch from Woodside to Penn Station, because of a smoke condition in one of the East River tunnels.
A quick-thinking NYC Transit cleaner assigned to Brooklyn’s Forest Avenue Station responded to a customer’s call for help and caught one half of a cell-phone theft team, holding him for NYPD Officers, who placed him under arrest. The theft was in stark contrast to crime figures, which are dropping even as subway ridership reaches levels not recorded in 40 years.
Pilot will be expanded to 29 additional stations.
Metro-North’s annual east of Hudson ridership last year was the highest in the railroad’s history, at 81.8 million, surpassing the previous east of Hudson record of 81.5 million rides that was set in 2008. A surge in train travel over the last three months of 2013 helped boost MTA Long Island Rail Road’s ridership for the second year in a row with the LIRR recording a 2% jump in passenger rides over 2012 totals. The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad each carried 83.4 million passengers in 2013.
Metro-North’s annual east of Hudson ridership last year was the highest in the railroad’s history, at 81.8 million, surpassing the previous east of Hudson record of 81.5 million rides that was set in 2008.
A surge in train travel over the last three months of 2013 helped boost MTA Long Island Rail Road’s ridership for the second year in a row with the LIRR recording a 2% jump in passenger rides over 2012 totals.

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