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MTA Hires New Chief Safety Officer, David L. Mayer, Former NTSB Managing Director

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has named David L. Mayer as the agency’s new Chief Safety Officer. The new position was created to reinforce safety as the top priority for all MTA agencies as they continue to improve work practices and invest in new technology and equipment.

Keeping Things Fresh At Queens Midtown Tunnel

Most drivers pass by them every day but don’t give much thought to two buildings that are essential to the everyday operations at the Queens Midtown Tunnel but trust us they are helping you breath easier. The Queens Ventilation Building, located on Borden Avenue, and the Manhattan Ventilation Building, off the FDR Drive between 41st and 42nd streets, together contain 46 hugh exhaust and supply fans that provide a complete air change in both tubes of the tunnel every 90 seconds.

November 9 Schedule Change Adds New Haven Line Service

When Metro-North schedules change on Sunday, November 9, for the first time, there will be new half-hourly service between New Haven and New York in the off-peaks and on weekends. There also will be minor adjustments on all three lines to improve reliability.

MTA New York City Transit’s Subway System Enjoys New Vigor at 110

October 27th, 2014 marks the 110th anniversary of the subway system. The first train ran north from City Hall to 145th Street and Broadway. The system that now benefits 5.8 million daily customers sprang from a single line that didn’t leave the confines of Manhattan.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 24 - October 27

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 24 - October 27

FASTRACK Comes to the 4 5 6 Lexington Av Line

FASTRACK Comes to the 4 5 6 Lexington Av Line

More Than 6 Million Customers Ride Subways on Five Separate Days in September

Ridership is breaking records on our subways. The system reached unprecedented milestones in September, breaking the previous single-day ridership record five times in a single month.

Port Washington Station Pedestrian Bridge Extension Installed and Great Neck Station West End Platform Reopened

At the Port Washington Station, work on an extension of the Eastern pedestrian bridge was completed during the weekend, allowing customers to reach all platforms by using the overpass. And, at the Great Neck Station, workers completed the rehabilitation of the west end of the westbound platform (also known as Platform A).

Weekend at Work: October 18 -20, 2014

Weekend at Work: October 18 -20, 2014

First Chairman of MTA William Ronan Passes Away at Age 101

William J. Ronan, the first chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a chief proponent of the Second Avenue Subway project, has died in Florida. He was 101.