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MTA announced that a subway customer entering the Fulton Center station at 9:05 p.m. on August 8 provided the one millionth successful tap on the OMNY new fare payment system, a remarkable milestone accomplished at a much higher usage rate than initially estimated.
Nursing on-the-go moms who travel through Penn Station -- one of the busiest transportation hubs in the U.S. -- now have their own private space, known as a lactation pod, to breastfeed or pump, located in the LIRR’s Customer Waiting Room on the main LIRR concourse near the 7th Avenue entrance.
The beautiful LIRR Stewart Manor Station was recently modernized: during the first phase of construction, its platforms were replaced, and the interior and exterior of the station building were renovated.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the 42 St Shuttle, which moves thousands of customers between the subway system’s two busiest stations, will undergo a historic transformation that includes replacing the Times Square Shuttle terminal with a larger and accessible station, reconfiguring platforms at Grand Central, and modernizing shuttle train operations. The project will result in a 42 St Shuttle that is fully accessible, has more capacity and is easier for customers to use.
Leadership from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Partnership for New York City jointly announced the successful completion of the Transit Tech Lab, an accelerator program that enables tech companies to test and introduce new products designed to improve transit services.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved a reorganization plan with consulting services by AlixPartners. The recommendations for this historic reorganization – the first in the MTA’s 51-year history – were made following an extensive evaluation process conducted by AlixPartners, and will prepare the agency to dramatically improve service, end project delays and cost overruns, and finally establish the modern system customers deserve. The MTA also released critical deadlines and milestones for several of the major initiatives to make the reorganization plan a reality, as detailed below.
The Metro-North Railroad platforms throughout Grand Central Terminal will be upgraded with energy-efficient LED lighting thanks to financing from the New York Power Authority. When complete, the $2.7 million lighting upgrade will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1,660 tons—the equivalent of taking approximately 350 cars off the road—and improve safety for the more than 750,000 travelers who visit the terminal every day. Today's announcement bolsters Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's comprehensive agenda to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and growing the clean energy economy.
MTA Metro-North Railroad has been awarded an Operation Lifesaver grant to support TRACKS, a free community outreach program that covers grade crossing safety, rider safety, trespassing and suicide prevention. TRACKS, an acronym for “Together Railroads And Communities Keeping Safe,” is designed for students, drivers, customers, pedestrians and residents who work and live in or around the communities Metro-North Railroad serves.
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.