Metropolitan Transportation Authority logo


Subscribe to RSS - News

Vital Construction Will Occur in Two Sections; Work Will Begin Summer 2017

MTA New York City Transit is preparing to rebuild two crucial sections of the [M] line in Brooklyn and Queens in order to ensure that two decades-old deteriorating overpasses remain safe for travel.

Wynton Habersham 33-Year NYC Transit Veteran Fills Vacancy

MTA New York City Transit's new head of Subways is actually not new to New York City Transit, at all. Wynton Habersham, the Acting Senior Vice President of the Department of Subways, has been appointed to fill the role permanently. The Senior Vice President of Subways is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the subway and its safe operation.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 18 - March 21

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 18 - March 21

First Subway Hub in New York to Receive the Rating

Fulton Center has something else to celebrate. The transit hub is the first subway station to receive a LEED® rating. The MTA has been awarded LEED® Silver certification for the Fulton Center on Broadway between Fulton and Dey Streets in Manhattan’s Financial District. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used third-party verification for green buildings.

Subway on Regular Schedule; Some Buses Re-Routed for Fifth Avenue Parade

The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will operate extra trains to help those traveling to New York City for the 255th St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday, March 17. Customers are advised not to bring alcoholic beverages, open or closed, on trains, platforms and stations through 5 a.m. on Friday, March 18. Alcoholic beverages will be confiscated by the MTA Police. Bar carts at Grand Central and Penn Station will not operate this day.

Alcohol Banned Will Be Banned on Trains, Platforms and Stations

With the 255th St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Thursday, March 17, Metro-North will ban alcohol to maintain orderly train service, and is planning to run extra trains to help accommodate revelers heading to the parade.

Alcohol Ban Will Be in Place Thursday Through Friday

Heading to Thursday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan? The Long Island Rail Road has scheduled 16 extra trains – six westbound morning trains and 10 eastbound afternoon trains to accommodate thousands of LIRR customers who will be traveling to and from the annual event. The additional trains will supplement the LIRR’s regular weekday schedule.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 11 - March 14

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 11 - March 14

2,042 New Buses to Have Free Wi-Fi and USB Charging Ports by 2020

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the MTA would add 2,042 state-of-the-art new buses to its transportation fleet over the next five years. The Governor, joined by MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast and MTA New York City Transit President Ronnie Hakim, introduced the next generation vehicles to the public, as well as previewed enhanced amenities like USB charging ports and Wi-Fi. The new buses, which will replace nearly 40 percent of the MTA’s current fleet and represent a $1.3 billion investment of Capital Program resources, will begin hitting streets next month.

Take Metro-North to Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Hot Spots

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week