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Press Release
November 12, 2019
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MTA Announces OMNY 3 Million Taps, Next Stations to be Upgraded

Taps Increased from 2 Million-3 Million In Just Six Weeks; First Million Taps Came Over Ten Week Stretch

MTA to Launch OMNY at Penn Station, Sutphin Blvd.-Archer Ave.-JFK, St. George and Tompkinsville Stations on Staten Island & More Next Month 

Press Release
November 12, 2019
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NYC Subways Continue Improvement Streak as Weekday On-Time Performance in October Reached 81.5%, up nearly 16% from October 2018

MTA New York City Transit today announced updated statistics for NYC Subways showing continued subway performance improvements thanks to the sustained success of the Subway Action Plan and the Save Safe Seconds initiative, with weekday on-time performance reaching 81.5% for the fifth consecutive month that OTP has remained above 80%.

Press Release
November 8, 2019
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MTA Announces One Millionth Follower on NYC Transit Subway Twitter

The NYC Subway Twitter feed, known for keeping New Yorkers and tourists updated on subway service changes, diversions, and planned work got its one millionth follower at 7:08pm on November 8. The account, which launched in 2009, is also known for musing on the vagaries of transit life, including its “that’s a bad idea” tweets. For example, when a man was reported to have set his hat on fire inside a moving 6 Subway train, the feed noted it was “a very bad idea”.

Press Release
November 8, 2019
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MTA New York City Transit Sends Letter to NYC Dept. of Buildings Regarding Brooklyn Retaining Walls

MTA New York City Transit issued a letter to the NYC Department of Buildings today recommending that the Department rescind notices of violation issued to certain Brooklyn homeowners recently.

Press Release
November 8, 2019
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MTA Announces Comprehensive New Measures to Prevent Falling Debris, Completion of Systemwide Inspection Blitz of Containment Baskets
Press Release
November 6, 2019
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NYC DOT and MTA NYC Transit Continue Successful Rollout of 14th Street Transit Priority with New Bus Boarding Platforms and Sidewalk Widening

In Next Phase of Pilot Project, Bus Boarding Platforms Will be Installed Starting Tomorrow, Nov. 7; Sidewalk Widening Also Coming to Union Square Area

New Platforms Add Pedestrian Space, Improve Customer Bus Access and Remove the Need for Buses to Pull to the Curb, Further Reducing Travel Times

 

Press Release
November 4, 2019
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MTA Opens New Elevator at 8 Av for Northbound Access to Improve Accessibility in Southern Brooklyn

Photos from the Elevator Opening are Available Here

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today opened a new elevator for northbound N Subway service at the 8 Av station that will ease mobility for thousands of customers in southern Brooklyn.

Press Release
November 4, 2019
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MTA Opens New Entrance at 1 Av L Station, Announces Early Completion of Street Restoration on 14th Street

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced two L project milestones with the 1 Av station entrance at Avenue A south now open to the public and the majority of work on the 14th Street sidewalk restoration expected to be completed more than six months ahead of schedule. 

Press Release
October 30, 2019
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New MTA Forward-Facing Cameras on B44 SBS Buses Begin Bus Lane Enforcement on Fifth-Busiest Route Citywide

Bus Lane Enforcement Cameras to Clear Path for B44 SBS, B44 and B49 Local Routes, Speeding up Rides for 37,000 Daily Customers

 No Fines Issued During 60-Day Grace Period to Promote Awareness; Bus-Mounted Cameras in Effect on M15 SBS and Will be Implemented on M14 SBS

Photos from the Announcement will be Available Here

Press Release
October 29, 2019
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New York City Transit Launches Systemwide 7 -Day Inspection Blitz of Protective Baskets

NYCT to Inspect More Than 325,000 Baskets Over 60 Miles of Elevated Track Through In Person Hand-Check and Video Evaluations Over the Next Week

NYCT Expedites the Deployment of Approximately 1.5 Miles of Pilot Netting Under Elevated Track Structures in The Bronx 

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