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Bx27 bus services to extend to NYC Ferry’s Soundview landing

In conjunction with the launch of NYC Ferry’s Soundview route later this summer, Bx27 bus service will extend to the ferry landing in Clason Point Park, the MTA and NYC Economic Development Corporation announced. The Bx27 connects riders in the Shorehaven, Clason Point and Soundview sections...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:51am

How the new MTA fare system will make your turnstile experience smoother

Public transportation can come with a slew of frustrations, like when you see your train pulling into the station but the turnstile reads “insufficient fare,” or when you’re stuck behind someone swiping their MetroCard over and over to no avail. These hiccups may soon be part of...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:26pm

3 Manhattan 6, F and M stations closing for repairs in July

Three Manhattan stations serving the 6, F and M subway lines will close on three separate dates in July for repairs and improvements, the MTA announced. The 57th Street F station will close on July 9, and the 28th Street 6 station will shutter on July 16. While subway service at the 23rd Street F/...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 4:08pm

New Yorkers turning to cars, for-hire vehicles over mass transit: DOT report

For the first time since 2010, New Yorkers are taking less subway rides and turning to their own cars or for-hire vehicles to get around, according to the city’s Department of Transportation Mobility Report released Friday. “Though New York City is now moving more people than ever...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:15pm

MTA adding extra ADEF train service, Queens weekend bus service

New Yorkers, you asked for additional bus and train service, and in July and November, respectively, you’ll get it, the MTA announced Monday. Starting in July, additional weekend bus service will go into effect in Queens, while added weekday service before and after rush hour will start on...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 4:40pm

Is an electric bike for you? We took a test ride and fell in love

Biking in New York City is, to put it mildly, daunting. There are the distracted drivers on their phones, pedestrians who don’t respect bike lanes, the noise and rush of traffic right next to you. For the people who commute by bike, though, it’s all worth it. “Biking is the only...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:52pm

Closures coming to 72nd and 86th Street B/C subway stations

The good news, Upper West Side straphangers, is enhancements and repairs are coming to two subway stations along the B/C train lines. The bad news is both stations will be closed for six months. Starting Monday, May 7, the 72nd Street B/C station will shutter until early October, while the 86th...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:24am

MTA begins weeknight work on ABCD lines; uptown service impacted

New Yorkers who live or travel uptown on the ABCD subway lines may have to find a new way to get around for three weeks this May as MTA night work is slated to begin Monday. For four consecutive weeknights from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. on April 30 to May 4, May 14-18 and May 21-25: • A...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 4:16pm

Regular M train service resumes ‘on time and on budget:’ MTA

Since September, MTA crews have been rebuilding the 100-plus-years-old Myrtle Viaduct on the M train line, which has caused service disruptions for many city straphangers. But the $163 million project comes to an end Monday when service on the M train will be fully restored as promised, the MTA...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 3:10pm

LIRR schedules change as track work nears completion

As the LIRR enters its final phases of track work this spring, passengers can expect some service changes to go into effect on Monday and continue through May 18 on its Ronkonkoma and Montauk branches. As part of the LIRR’s Double Track Project that is slated to be finished by the end of the...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 12:03pm

Council proposes residential parking permits for Upper Manhattan

New York City car owners who live in Upper Manhattan may soon need a residential parking permit if new City Council legislation is passed. Councilmembers Mark Levine, Helen Rosenthal and Keith Powers on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require the city’s Department of Transportation to...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:33am

MTA to revamp bus routes, add double decker buses and all-door boarding

The MTA is ready to rebuild the New York City Transit bus system, the agency announced Monday. “We’ve listened to our riders’ concerns and are working tirelessly to create a world-class bus system that New Yorkers deserve,” NYCT President Andy Byford said. The NYC Transit...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:22pm

Amtrak power issue causing delays, headaches at Penn Station

Updated, 2:49 p.m.: Amtrak expects the overhead wire issue that has plagued commuters in and out of New York Penn Station for most of Monday will be resolved around 3:30 p.m., just in time for the evening rush hour, the agency told Metro.  Amtrak said that a messenger wire became separated...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 2:55pm

MTA worker dies after falling on subway tracks in Harlem

An MTA employee died early Tuesday morning after falling while working on the subway tracks in Harlem, agency officials said. The 23-year-old male was part of a work crew that was removing redundant rail in the tunnels near the 125th Street 4/5/6 station at Lexington Avenue, New York City Transit...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 3:58pm

LIRR unveils action plan to improve reliability, communications

A slew of changes aimed at improving service reliability, seasonal preparedness and customer communications are on the horizon for the LIRR, the MTA announced Monday. Nearly 60 actions were outlined in the MTA’s Long Island Rail Road Performance Improvement Plan, aka PIP, across those three...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:37pm

LIRR delayed in both directions due to fire near tracks in Queens

A four-alarm fire near Long Island Rail Road tracks in Hicksville, Queens, will make for a chaotic commute home for many straphangers Friday evening. At 4:50 p.m., the MTA said that service on the Hempstead and Oyster Bay Branches will resume with potential delays and cancellations, and trains...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:07pm

Tech gurus think local solutions for L train shutdown

Among the events that took place during NYC Open Data Week last week was one that looked to the city’s tech community for sustainable ways to lessen the horrors many New Yorkers — and businesses — expect to come with next year’s L train shutdown. The L train shutdown is...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 3:45pm

163rd Street C train station begins 6-month closure for renovations

Washington Heights residents who use the 163rd Street-Amsterdam Avenue subway station on the C line will need to find a new way to and from home as the station will be closed for repairs for the next six months. The station closed Monday to undergo renovations that include waterproofing, lighting...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 3:46pm

How 8 geniuses want to modernize NYC’s aged subway system

Last summer, in the middle of a year that saw endless service issues and the eventual state of emergency declaration for New York City’s aged subway system, the MTA looked to great minds across the globe for solutions to bring the 114-year-old subway into the 21st century and increase its...

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 2:27pm

Here’s what to expect for your post-snow commute this morning

Updated, 4 p.m.: Amtrak has announced that all scheduled Northeast Corridor service will be restored Friday following cancellations caused by Wednesday's nor'easter along the East Coast. The only change, the agency said, is that passengers traveling between New York Penn Station and...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 4:03pm