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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 5-7

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

Aggressive Cost-Cutting and Additional Revenues Help Fill Capital Funding Gap

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that its July 2015 Financial Plan will generate up to $2.4 billion worth of new funding for the 2015-19 Capital Program, thanks to unanticipated revenues, greater cost savings and more efficient operations.

Croton-Harmon Overpass Project Expected To Be Completed in February 2016

Croton-Harmon Overpass Project Expected To Be Completed in February 2016

$205.8M in Contracts Approved to Install Communications-Based Train Control System

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today gave preliminary approval to two contracts totaling $205.8 million to Siemens Industry Inc. and Thales Transport & Security for the installation of a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) signaling system on the Queens Boulevard Line, one of New York City Transit’s busiest subway lines. The signaling system, which is currently in operation on the Canarsie [L] Line and being installed on the Flushing [7] Line, enables the MTA to address overcrowding and record subway ridership by operating subway trains more closely together, adding passenger capacity to the century-old subway system.


LIRR is continuing to experience delays & cancellations due to a minor train collision east of Jamaica. Train service is operating out of Penn with delays of 10-15 minutes. There are residual delays systemwide, both east & westbound, up to 60 minutes. NYCT is no longer cross-honoring LIRR fares on the E, 2 or 3 subway trains.

MTA Opens New Belt Parkway Ramp To Staten Island-Bound Lower Level Of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Those who travel the Verrazano will have a new ramp connecting the Belt Parkway to the Staten Island-bound lower level of the bridge tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 22. The ramp is part of the $84.3 million project to construct a new lane for buses and high-occupancy vehicles (HOV) that will eventually connect to the Bus/HOV lane on the Gowanus Expressway. The new ramp will require motorists to exit from the right lane of the approach ramp rather than the left lane.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 17 - July 20

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 17 - July 20

NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Transit and Elected Officials Announce Launch of Select Bus Service on 86th Street

New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), together with MTA NYC Transit, unveiled the route along 86th Street in Manhattan today. This corridor currently serves 24,000 commuters daily and is the busiest route citywide per mile. This marks the 8th SBS in the city and provides direct connections to twelve different bus routes, including the M15 SBS, as well as six different subway lines including the 1, 4, 5, 6, B and C trains.

New York Transit Museum Vintage Bus Festival on Governors Island

The New York Transit Museum held a Vintage Bus Bash on Governors Island the weekend of July 11-12, 2015. Four of its fleet of restored, classic New York City buses were ferried across to the island where visitors had a chance to get an up-close look at them. Photos: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit

Rehab Includes Refurbished Waiting Room & Larger Restrooms

The Long Island Rail Road’s newly renovated Smithtown Station building will open to the public on Monday, July 13, the latest construction project completed under the LIRR’s State of Good Repair program to modernize station facilities around the system.