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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.
NYC Transit supports and promotes diversity and inclusivity every day. We are, therefore, enormously proud to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and the many WorldPride events taking place in our city this month.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Congressman Max Rose announced that a total of 77 new state-of-the-art buses will be put into service on Staten Island this year as the MTA works to modernize bus service with new vehicles and a new contactless fare payment system that speeds entry and allows all-door boarding.
Metro-North Railroad’s Bronxville Station building will be reimagined, becoming a more vibrant, welcoming place with amenities for customers and residents alike.
Metro-North Railroad and AvalonBay Communities, one of the nation’s leading multifamily builders, held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Harrison station to mark the start of construction of a mixed-use development project on the south side of the station.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the release of a draft proposal for the upcoming Bronx Bus Network Redesign, the latest milestone in a customer-focused process to update both the local and express bus network to improve service and reliability, speed up buses and streamline bus routes that have not changed in decades despite major shifts to the Bronx’s population and residential, business and cultural communities.
MTA New York City Transit announced that, as part of an ongoing commitment to provide more transparent and useful information to the riding public, the “Service Status” notices on and on other channels will provide a much deeper level of detail, with seven new categories of service status conveyed on a line-by-line basis. In the system being retired, there are only several broad categories, and multiple subway lines are grouped together by corridor, making it difficult to tell at a glance exactly what line is impacted in what manner.
The Locust Manor Station walkway has been completely renovated. The renovation includes the replacement of the chain link fence alongside the north and south station platforms, replacement of the concrete walkway, a new pedestrian ramp and ADA compliant railing. Other upgrades include additional LED lighting along the platform.
The MTA today announced the launch of OMNY, its new contactless fare payment system, allowing riders to pay their fares with digital wallets and contactless credit and debit cards. The public pilot was kicked off at a public event this afternoon at the Bowling Green station in Lower Manhattan.
MTA Arts & Design announced today that 33 musical acts have been added to its Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC) following a highly competitive application process and auditions held earlier in May at Grand Central Terminal.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced today that special train services and deals to help people get to area beaches begin this weekend, with a Rockaway shuttle for subway customers and extra Long Island Rail Road service to the South Fork. Next week, a popular deal for $1 LIRR rides on Saturdays also resumes.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced new statistics showing the continued dramatic improvements in NYC Subway performance, with the highest on-time performance numbers in more than half a decade, showing that the Subway Action Plan – passed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature - and Transit’s Save Safe Seconds campaign are working.
Memorial Day is coming on Monday, May 27, which means the MTA will add extra trains on Friday, May 24, to help New Yorkers get an early start on the long three-day weekend. On Memorial Day, trains and buses will operate on reduced schedules in accordance with ridership well below normal weekday levels.
MTA Metro-North Railroad President Catherine Rinaldi has announced a series of key accomplishments in implementing the railroad’s Way Ahead plan, a roadmap that details actions to enhance safety, service, infrastructure, communications, and transform customers’ day-to-day commuting experience. Metro-North launched Way Ahead six months ago as a proactive response to growing ridership, changing demographics and the evolving needs of customers.