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The Long Island Rail Road and New York City Subway will have extra service to a trio of large scale events planned for the weekend of June 22-23, including Long Island Pride Parade, Mermaid Parade at Coney Island, and Dead & Company concert at Citi Field.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Congressman Max Rose announced that a total of 77 new state-of-the-art buses will be put into service on Staten Island this year as the MTA works to modernize bus service with new vehicles and a new contactless fare payment system that speeds entry and allows all-door boarding.
Metro-North Railroad’s Bronxville Station building will be reimagined, becoming a more vibrant, welcoming place with amenities for customers and residents alike.
Metro-North Railroad and AvalonBay Communities, one of the nation’s leading multifamily builders, held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Harrison station to mark the start of construction of a mixed-use development project on the south side of the station.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the release of a draft proposal for the upcoming Bronx Bus Network Redesign, the latest milestone in a customer-focused process to update both the local and express bus network to improve service and reliability, speed up buses and streamline bus routes that have not changed in decades despite major shifts to the Bronx’s population and residential, business and cultural communities.
MTA New York City Transit announced that, as part of an ongoing commitment to provide more transparent and useful information to the riding public, the “Service Status” notices on mta.info and on other channels will provide a much deeper level of detail, with seven new categories of service status conveyed on a line-by-line basis. In the system being retired, there are only several broad categories, and multiple subway lines are grouped together by corridor, making it difficult to tell at a glance exactly what line is impacted in what manner.
The Locust Manor Station walkway has been completely renovated. The renovation includes the replacement of the chain link fence alongside the north and south station platforms, replacement of the concrete walkway, a new pedestrian ramp and ADA compliant railing. Other upgrades include additional LED lighting along the platform.
The MTA today announced the launch of OMNY, its new contactless fare payment system, allowing riders to pay their fares with digital wallets and contactless credit and debit cards. The public pilot was kicked off at a public event this afternoon at the Bowling Green station in Lower Manhattan.
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 new.mta.info/l-project.

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