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Help NYC Ferry decide where to sail next

Less than a month after the NYC Ferry launched the sixth and final route of its initial rollout, the Hornblower-operated service is looking into where it should sail next. The NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) just kicked off its 2018 ferry feasibility study to determine sites for...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:37pm

L train shutdown begets The New L luxury shuttle service

The L Train shutdown is seven months away, and among the many concerns that remain is how the city’s already overcrowded and in-crisis transit system will truly be able to accommodate the influx of straphangers seeking travel alternatives. With 225,000 straphangers using the L train to...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 1:40pm

All but 1 morning rush on NYC subway delayed in August: Riders Alliance

The weekday morning rush can be grueling on the NYC subway as you’re well aware, but a new Riders Alliance analysis of last month’s service showed there was only one day without a signal delay. Of the 23 morning rush hours on the NYC subway in August, the only day free of signal issues...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 2:08pm

No G train service for the next 5 weekends

Attention G train riders: There will be no weekend service between Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and Queens every weekend in September and the first weekend in November, local officials announced according to Brooklyn Paper. Community Board 2 said it was informed by MTA NYC Transit that for the...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:12am

Cuomo breaks ground on LIRR Third Track

After about seven decades of wishful thinking, the LIRR Third Track became a reality as Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially broke ground on the $2.6 billon expansion Wednesday on Long Island. The Third Track initiative consists of 50 projects that will modernize 9.8 miles along the railroad's Main...

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 10:37am

Here are Labor Day service schedules for NYC subway, buses

While many New Yorkers will mass exodus the city on one last summer hurrah for Labor Day weekend, many others are staying home. So here’s what you need to know about the service schedules for the NYC subway and buses. The NYC subway and buses will run on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:20am

Mayor moves proposed BQX streetcar forward

New Yorkers may see another waterfront transit option in the coming years as Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday moved the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector, or BQX, forward after a two-year feasibility study. “The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront has experienced incredible growth. Now it's time...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:54pm

Here’s the Labor Day schedule for Metro-North

As many New Yorkers will end their workweek early on Friday to get a jump on their Labor Day weekend festivities, Metro-North aims to get them on the road, err rails, without a hitch. The railroad is adding 17 extra “getaway” train departures from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m....

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 11:01am

Final NYC Ferry route launches on East River

The NYC Ferry on Wednesday launched on the Lower East Side, the sixth and final route of the service's initial rollout that began in May 2017. The new route of the Hornblower-operated service enables New Yorkers to travel from Long Island City to East 34th Street, Stuyvesant Cove, Corlears...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:40pm

E-moped beats bike, subway and Uber in Brooklyn rush hour race

New York City rush hour is the bane of many commuters’ existence. Do you risk getting delayed on the subway, or hop in a cab to then just get stuck in some of the world's worst traffic? Other transit options have been infiltrating the city as a way to provide relief to these woes,...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 3:57pm

110th Street BC station to reopen Labor Day weekend

Labor Day is a holiday not usually accompanied by gifts, but thousands of straphangers in Manhattan will be getting one anyway as the Cathedral Parkway - 110th Street BC subway station reopens for service this weekend. Southbound service will resume on Sunday, with service in both directions...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am

MTA to answer your NYC subway, bus and paratransit questions at town halls

Have questions about the MTA’s “Fast Forward” plan to modernize the NYC subway, buses and paratransit services or the future of the transit in the city? The agency is ready to answer them and offer more details on the initiative at forthcoming town halls across the five boroughs...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 3:33pm

Pedal-assist Citi Bikes debut as transit option during L train shutdown

If you’re still figuring out how you’ll get around during the L train shutdown, the city has a suggestion: pedal-assist Citi Bikes. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that Citi Bike is introducing 200 pedal assist bicycles as another transportation option for those who will be...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 2:33pm

NYC Ferry welcomes Soundview route

Bronx residents have sailed into a new commute to Manhattan and beyond as the NYC Ferry launched its much-anticipated Soundview route Wednesday morning. The new route offers service from Soundview/Clason Point to East 90th Street, East 34th Street and Pier 11/Wall Street — in about 45...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:03am

Transit officials hosting L train shutdown town hall in Canarsie

The MTA and city’s Department of Transportation will host a town hall meeting Wednesday in Canarsie to update straphangers on next year’s L train shutdown. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Canarsie Ascend Charter School at 9719 Flatlands Ave, and NYC Transit President Andy...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:14am

Before L train shutdown, weekend L train shutdowns

We all know the L train shutdown will halt service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 15 months next year. But between now and then, the L train is going to shutdown for more than a dozen weekends — and that starts this Friday night.  The MTA said these pre-L train shutdown disruptions...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 4:44pm

NYC Ferry announces launch dates for Soundview, Lower East Side routes

The wait for NYC Ferry service on the Lower East Side and in the Soundview section of the Bronx is over — or at least it will be by the end of this month. Hornblower-operated NYC Ferry and New York City Economic Development Corporation just announced the Soundview route is slated to launch...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 12:25pm

Frustrated commuters act out 'excruciatingly slow' bus speeds at City Hall

New York City may be fast paced, but some of its buses are not. On Tuesday, transit advocates urged officials to speed up MTA buses by bringing the typical frustrating New Yorker morning commute, experienced by transit riders across all boroughs, to the steps of City Hall. Activists from Riders...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:26pm

You can now hop on a ride-share electric moped in Brooklyn

New Yorkers now have yet another way to get around the city with the launch of Revel Transit, a ride-share electric moped service. Revel launched on Monday with 68 mopeds available in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg. The New York-based company says it’s...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 1:58pm

City launching M14 SBS bus ahead of L train shutdown

Three months before the scheduled L train shutdown in April 2019, the MTA and the New York City Department of Transportation will launch M14 SBS on 14th Street in Manhattan. The Select Bus Service route is slated to begin Jan. 6. The date is contingent upon completing the street and vehicular...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:10pm