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MTA Long Island Rail Road has received the American Public Transportation Association’s 2019 Gold Award for Safety, in recognition of the important incident prevention work performed by the LIRR’s Right of Way Task Force. The Gold Award is the national body’s highest form of recognition for safety.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the installation of four new elevators at the New Utrecht Av/62 St (D, N) station complex, as well as other accessibility features, to ease mobility and provide more transit options for thousands of customers in southern Brooklyn.
MTA Arts and Design has announced that “Landmark City,” a new photography installation by Marc Yankus, has been put on view at Grand Central Terminal’s East Dining Concourse. The exhibit, to run for a year, presents a selection of New York City’s iconic landmark buildings through a unique lens that uses digital collage. Grand Central Terminal was designated a NYC landmark in 1967, ensuring that the Beaux Arts building would be preserved for future generations and this exhibition is a tribute to new York’s architectural heritage.
The eastbound platform at Nostrand Avenue Station is nearly complete, and progress continues on the westbound platform. Platform canopies have been erected and two digital information displays are now suspended from the canopies and providing service information. New yellow tactile warning strips have been installed on both platforms for enhanced safety. Installation of art glass has begun, with a total of 86 panels to be installed by the completion of the station this year.
NYC Transit has taken extensive measures to help ensure the system runs well during high heat like this week’s, is closely monitoring the entire network and stands ready to respond quickly if any issues arise.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye, NYC Transit President Andy Byford, and Senior Vice President, Department of Subways Sally Librera today announced new statistics showing the continued dramatic subway performance improvements that have been achieved since the launch of the Subway Action Plan (SAP) and the Save Safe Seconds campaign. Most notably, subway on-time performance hit 81.5% in June- the first time it’s been above 80% in almost six years. The SAP, launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo and then MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, has provided a surge of additional union personnel, outside contractors, and new tools and methods for the maintaining and improving the system.
MTA New York City Transit announced today that it will offer a limited express service on the F line beginning September 2019 to speed up the commutes of thousands of customers who use the subway line in Brooklyn during the morning and evening rush hours.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced guidance for commuters to Lower Manhattan and visitors to the ticker-tape parade along the Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday, July 10 at 9:30 a.m. to honor and celebrate the United States Women’s National Soccer Team for its historic run to a second straight World Cup title.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced details of its plan to transform the iconic Stillwell Avenue Terminal Complex in Coney Island. CAI Foods, a subsidiary of Central Amusement International Inc., the company behind the successful Luna Park in Coney Island, will lead the work.
The MTA Police Department’s canines are officially the top dogs in New York State. The MTA Police Department’s Canine Unit earned multiple top awards, including first place for overall department teams, at the United States Police Canine Association’s Certification (USPCA) competition held in Albany, New York, in June 2019.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra rail service on Tuesday, July 3, to help customers to travel to Fourth of July holiday activities. On Thursday, July 4, the MTA’s railroads, subways and buses will operate on weekend schedules.
On July 1, 2019, in coordination with New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), MTA NYC Transit will launch Select Bus Service to keep buses moving with the M14 A/D SBS.
NYC Transit supports and promotes diversity and inclusivity every day. We are, therefore, enormously proud to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and the many WorldPride events taking place in our city this month.
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 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.