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MTA nostalgia trains back for 2018 holiday season

New Yorkers can get into the holiday spirit while riding the MTA as the Holiday Nostalgia Trains hit select subway tracks starting Sunday, Nov. 25. The annual tradition from the New York Transit Museum takes straphangers on a ride back in time, thanks to a fleet of vintage MTA trains and buses....

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 2:29pm

MTA fare hikes, service cuts could be on horizon as agency faces budget crisis

New York City subway riders could see the base MTA fare increase to $3 under a proposed March 2019 fare hike in an attempt to quell a looming budget crisis at the transportation authority. The transit authority is facing growing budget concerns as ridership goes down, officials said at a board...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:27pm

MTA to buy Grand Central Terminal from private company for $35 million

The New York MTA is in the midst of brokering a deal to buy Grand Central Terminal as well as the Metro-North Harlem and Hudson Line for $35 million. Both are owned by private companies. The plan was approved by the MTA’s finance board this week with the hope of finalizing the sale on...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 3:29pm

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota resigns

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota has resigned, the Wall Street Journal reports, and MTA Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer will step up as acting chairman of the transportation authority’s board. Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Lhota's departure on Twitter Friday morning, writing that Lhota has "...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:13am

Everything to know about the MTV EMAs this Sunday

Sunday afternoon, after we turn back the clocks, the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs for short) will air live from Bilbao, Spain. Along with musical performances, star-studded nominees and a new Generation Change Award to honor young people making a difference, this show promises to bring an...

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 4:02pm

L train shutdown begins April 27, 2019

Mark your calendars and set an alert in your phone, straphangers. The L train shutdown begins in 178 days. Service between Brooklyn and Manhattan on the NYC subway line be suspended for 15 months starting Saturday, April 27, 2019, the MTA announced Tuesday. The last day for service between Eighth...

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 3:33pm

Here's what a vintage train ride on the NYC subway is like

“I've never seen anyone smile on the subway before,” an astonished young woman whispered to her friend. Then again, we were taking a vintage train ride on the MTA of the past: a 1930 R-1 “City Car” that served commuters from 1931-1970 and now hosts families, train...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 8:23pm

MTA town halls coming to Queens and Harlem

If you live in Harlem and Queens and have some feelings and/or questions about the NYC subway, bus and paratransit services — and we’re sure you do — you’re in luck. Two MTA town halls are planned for both neighborhoods this week. MTA New York City Transit President Andy...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:45pm

MTA says lol nope to NYCC 2018, cancels 7 trains in Manhattan

Are you one of the approximately 100,000 people (like me, hi!) expected at New York Comic Con this weekend? Were you hoping to get to NYCC 2018 by taking the almost-new 7 train extension to 34th Street/Hudson Yards, the only subway stop in the otherwise transit-barren west side of Manhattan where...

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 1:09pm

MTA adding express ferry service during L train shutdown

To help move New Yorkers around during the looming L train shutdown, the MTA will provide temporary ferry service on two 240-passenger vessels. The larger ferries will provide “up to 61 percent more capacity than originally planned” during the L train shutdown slated to begin in April...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 4:54pm

UN General Assembly affecting NYC Ferry, bus service

New Yorkers have already been warned to expect more gridlock alert days than usual now that the UN General Assembly is underway. But the annual United Nations summit is also affecting service on NYC buses and the NYC Ferry as well. The NYC Ferry’s 34th Street landing, which is a primary stop...

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:59pm

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

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

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

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

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