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MTA Arts & Design announced today that 33 musical acts have been added to its Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC) following a highly competitive application process and auditions held earlier in May at Grand Central Terminal.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced today that special train services and deals to help people get to area beaches begin this weekend, with a Rockaway shuttle for subway customers and extra Long Island Rail Road service to the South Fork. Next week, a popular deal for $1 LIRR rides on Saturdays also resumes.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced new statistics showing the continued dramatic improvements in NYC Subway performance, with the highest on-time performance numbers in more than half a decade, showing that the Subway Action Plan – passed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature - and Transit’s Save Safe Seconds campaign are working.
Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 27, which means the MTA will add extra trains on Friday, May 24, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. On Memorial Day, trains and buses will operate on reduced schedules in accordance with ridership well below normal weekday levels.
MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi has announced a series of key accomplishments in implementing the railroad’s Way Ahead plan, a roadmap that details actions to enhance safety, service, infrastructure, communications, and transform customers’ day-to-day commuting experience. Metro-North launched Way Ahead six months ago as a proactive response to growing ridership, changing demographics and the evolving needs of customers.
New platform sections have been set in place on the north side of the Carle Place station, while the construction of sound and retaining walls on the south side of the station continues. This progress follows the relocation of the southern utility poles and the demolition of the western halves of the eastbound and westbound platforms.
Just in time for Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, discover places to go and things to do that are an easy train ride away at MTA Metro-North Railroad’s 10th annual Staycation Showcase at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MTA Arts & Design announced today that its 32nd annual auditions for the Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC) is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall.
MTA New York City Transit announced that it completed this week the implementation of “Automatic Train Operation," a technology that helps enable faster and more reliable service, on the Flushing 7 Line in Queens. It is the second such line in the system, after the l line.
MTA New York City Transit retired the last remaining Rapid Transit Series (RTS) bus from service today, ending a near-40-year run of the blue and white buses that generations of New Yorkers have grown up riding on city streets. With today’s final trip on the M55 route in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, the RTS buses have been replaced by a modern, low-emissions fleet that includes new state-of-the-art hybrid and zero-emissions vehicles allowing NYC Transit to better serve customers.
MTA New York City Transit today announced that the Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy subway station will undergo a transformative intermodal project beginning in May to increase accessibility and improve customer amenities at the Brooklyn terminus of the L line, which is also a major bus transfer point for thousands of eastern Brooklyn residents. The station will remain open to service during the construction.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority began the next phase of the L Project on Friday night, April 26, 2019. For the next 15-18 months, crews will use new construction methods and technology to rehabilitate the Canarsie Tunnel that was badly damaged in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The new improved construction plan and schedule maintains regular weekday and peak hour service for 90 percent of L customers by keeping service normal on weekdays and during peak hours. On evenings, overnights and weekends, L trains operate every 20 minutes. For service alternatives and more information on the L Project, visit
MTA Arts & Design is celebrating April as National Poetry Month by launching a user-friendly interactive guide for Poetry in Motion, providing Metropolitan Transportation Authority riders with a handy way to view a comprehensive collection of poems in the program and learn about the poets and artists behind the poetry cards they see in New York City Transit subways and buses.
he Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the next phase of the L project will begin tonight, April 26, as planned. The improved construction plan and schedule will avoid a complete shutdown of service and maintain regular weekday and peak hour service for 90% of the line’s customers, as weekday and peak hour service are unchanged. The project will also minimize construction-related disruption to riders and communities near the work sites while yielding cost savings due to the revised work plan in which total demolition of a concrete structure called the bench wall has been reduced by 99 percent, and provide robust alternate subway and bus service to New Yorkers throughout construction.
The MTA is launching a new initiative that will generate clean, emission free, solar electricity as well as begin to open up a new frontier of previously untapped revenue: the leasing of potentially millions of square feet of industrial roof space to companies interested in generating solar power.
Beginning Monday, April 22nd, as part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville, construction will begin on a new three-level, 676-space parking structure near the Westbury Station north of the LIRR tracks – the structure will occupy the current surface parking lot south of Scally Place. The new garage will retain 106 surface parking spaces and will add a net increase of 474 parking spaces.
Crews working on the LIRR Expansion Project will replace the 66-year-old bridge that carries the Main Line over Cherry Lane in Carle Place on the weekend of June 1-2. The work will result in a 48-hour suspension of train service between Mineola and Hicksville.
The MTA’s Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the Central Business District Tolling Program.
MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced major milestones on its Enhanced Stations Initiative, which is transforming the railroad’s Crestwood, Harlem-125th Street, Port Chester, Riverdale and White Plains stations.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye, Managing Director Veronique Hakim and NYC Transit President Andy Byford today announced new statistics showing the continued dramatic subway performance improvements that have been achieved since the launch of the Subway Action Plan and the Save Safe Seconds campaign.