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MTA New York City Transit retired the last remaining Rapid Transit Series (RTS) bus from service today, ending a near-40-year run of the blue and white buses that generations of New Yorkers have grown up riding on city streets. With today’s final trip on the M55 route in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, the RTS buses have been replaced by a modern, low-emissions fleet that includes new state-of-the-art hybrid and zero-emissions vehicles allowing NYC Transit to better serve customers.
MTA New York City Transit today announced that the Canarsie-Rockaway Pkwy subway station will undergo a transformative intermodal project beginning in May to increase accessibility and improve customer amenities at the Brooklyn terminus of the L line, which is also a major bus transfer point for thousands of eastern Brooklyn residents. The station will remain open to service during the construction.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority began the next phase of the L Project on Friday night, April 26, 2019. For the next 15-18 months, crews will use new construction methods and technology to rehabilitate the Canarsie Tunnel that was badly damaged in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The new improved construction plan and schedule maintains regular weekday and peak hour service for 90 percent of L customers by keeping service normal on weekdays and during peak hours. On evenings, overnights and weekends, L trains operate every 20 minutes. For service alternatives and more information on the L Project, visit new.mta.info/l-project.
MTA Arts & Design is celebrating April as National Poetry Month by launching a user-friendly interactive guide for Poetry in Motion, providing Metropolitan Transportation Authority riders with a handy way to view a comprehensive collection of poems in the program and learn about the poets and artists behind the poetry cards they see in New York City Transit subways and buses.
he Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the next phase of the L project will begin tonight, April 26, as planned. The improved construction plan and schedule will avoid a complete shutdown of service and maintain regular weekday and peak hour service for 90% of the line’s customers, as weekday and peak hour service are unchanged. The project will also minimize construction-related disruption to riders and communities near the work sites while yielding cost savings due to the revised work plan in which total demolition of a concrete structure called the bench wall has been reduced by 99 percent, and provide robust alternate subway and bus service to New Yorkers throughout construction.
The MTA is launching a new initiative that will generate clean, emission free, solar electricity as well as begin to open up a new frontier of previously untapped revenue: the leasing of potentially millions of square feet of industrial roof space to companies interested in generating solar power.
Beginning Monday, April 22nd, as part of the LIRR Expansion Project from Floral Park to Hicksville, construction will begin on a new three-level, 676-space parking structure near the Westbury Station north of the LIRR tracks – the structure will occupy the current surface parking lot south of Scally Place. The new garage will retain 106 surface parking spaces and will add a net increase of 474 parking spaces.
Construction of the bridge continues at the Cherry Lane Bridge Replacement project, with Cherry Lane closed to traffic. Once construction is completed, safety inspections will be conducted, followed by the roll-in and installation of the new three-track bridge, which is scheduled for the first weekend of June.
The MTA’s Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the Central Business District Tolling Program.
MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced major milestones on its Enhanced Stations Initiative, which is transforming the railroad’s Crestwood, Harlem-125th Street, Port Chester, Riverdale and White Plains stations.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye, Managing Director Veronique Hakim and NYC Transit President Andy Byford today announced new statistics showing the continued dramatic subway performance improvements that have been achieved since the launch of the Subway Action Plan and the Save Safe Seconds campaign.
The Mt. Kisco, Purdy’s, Hastings-on-Hudson, Peekskill and Tarrytown stations are being reinvigorated, becoming more vibrant, welcoming places for commuters and residents, thanks to a renewal initiative by MTA Metro-North Railroad. Metro-North has granted leases to new tenants who will bring dining and shopping options, commuter and community services, as well as improvements to these station house buildings.
MTA New York City Transit has announced plans to purchase an automated mobile camera system on buses to capture real-time bus lane violations as the agency and New York City’s Department of Transportation step up combined enforcement efforts to increase bus speeds and keep traffic moving on congested city streets.
Set on a 150-acre site in the Shawangunk Mountains, this all-inclusive, ranch-style resort is 4.9 miles from Minnewaska State Park and 7.5 miles from Witch's Hole State Forest. Families have been visiting this dude ranch for more than 40 years.
Take the LIRR to the auto show.
The complete reconstruction of the Merillon Avenue LIRR Station will start the week of March 18th. The station services the Main Line and Port Jefferson Branch and serves nearly 1,882 daily customers. Station improvements will include: platform removal and replacement to accommodate 12-car trains; platform canopies; new platform furnishings and accoutrements including benches, shelters, and signage; CCTV security cameras to improve safety; ADA-compliant mobility improvements including elevators and ramps; free public Wi-Fi; USB charging stations and digital information displays. New bike racks and art will also be installed. Merillon Avenue Station is in Garden City and was originally built in 1912. The new station will be completed in 2020.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced new statistics showing the continued dramatic subway performance improvements that have been achieved since the launch of the Subway Action Plan and Save Safe Seconds, including the fewest number of weekday delays that the system has seen in almost five years.
In addition to extending “E-Hail on Demand” pilot, MTA announces expanded taxi usage initiative for paratransit system, allowing the majority of trips system-wide to be completed in taxis or for-hire vehicles (FHV) in future years, up from 33% in 2017 – goal is to further grow share of trips in taxis
MTA New York City Transit reopened two station entrances at the Metropolitan Av-Lorimer St station complex on Thursday, February 28, 2019. They are part of a capacity improvement project at the station complex that included reopening six platform stairs at the south end of the station, reopening two station entrances, building a new platform staircase at the north end of the station, adding a new turnstile area with new digital screens, customer Help Point intercoms and MetroCard Vending Machines, and reopening a large portion of the station mezzanine to make connections between the G and L trains much more direct.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is reminding customers that the Astoria Blvd N SubwayW Subway station will close at 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, for nine months as New York City Transit begins a multi-phase project to add four new elevators and other accessibility features, as well as demolish and rebuild the station mezzanine with more vertical clearance to prevent strikes by trucks and other over-height vehicles traveling below the station structure.

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