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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

Two people hit, killed by LIRR trains: MTA

Two people were struck and killed by Long Island Rail Road trains Monday morning, officials said, disrupting LIRR service system-wide. The first incident occurred when a person on the tracks was struck by a train near Hicksville Station around 4 a.m. Monday, according to the MTA, leading to a...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 10:25am

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

NYC subway closes N train tunnel for 5 months with no notice

The last place anyone wants to be surprised is during your Monday commute. But that's just what happened to NYC subway commuters, who found out about a five-month service change after a problem-filled Monday morning rush hour. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:34pm

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

This is the ‘pokiest’ MTA bus in the city, according to transit advocates

The slowest MTA bus in New York City is the M42 and the most unreliable is the B12, according to two transit advocacy groups that unveiled their annual “Pokey and Schleppie” “awards” Tuesday. A joint effort between the New York Public Interest Research Group’s...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 2:50pm

East Side Access work to affect LIRR service through September

As East Side Access work continues in New York City, LIRR customers are going to see some service changes — and a few service restorations — go into effect this weekend, the MTA announced. The changes, slated to begin Saturday, are expected to last through Sept. 3 as crews relocate...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:58pm

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/...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:33am

Closures coming to 3 subway stations in Harlem and the Bronx: MTA

Three B, D and 3 subway stations in Harlem and the Bronx are slated to close for critical repairs and modernization enhancements this summer, the MTA announced, adding that the closures will be for less than six months. The affected stations are the 145th Street 3 train station in Harlem, which...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 3:02pm

MTA wants your input on new MYmta app, website

Imagine having real-time MTA info like subway, bus and train arrival times, service statuses, nearby stations and more right at your fingertips — and in one place. Well, on Monday, that wish got a little closer as the agency unveiled a beta of its MYmta app and a new mobile-optimized...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 3:38pm

Bus bike racks now available on 4 MTA routes in Queens, Bronx and Staten Island

Cyclists who live along four local bus routes in Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island now have the ability to take their bicycles along for the ride as the MTA now offers free, permanent bike racks, the agency announced. After the successful Bike & Ride pilot on Staten Island in 2015, every bus...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 11:29am

Subway delays harm low-income New Yorkers more than rich residents: Report

Subway delays are more than just an annoyance, they’re a real harm to the city’s economy and the lives of every day New Yorkers. But not all New Yorkers are affected by delays equally, according to a new report. In a report released this week, economists with the Federal Reserve Bank...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:45pm

What to know about MTA service for 4th of July

It’s hard to believe 4th of July is almost here, but if you are planning to travel via MTA mass transit for the holiday, we’ve got everything you need to know. The MTA will add extra getaway trains on Tuesday afternoon, the day before the holiday, on the LIRR, Metro-North and Staten...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:37pm

14th Street to become busway during L train shutdown

Officials are proposing that 14th Street turn into a 17-hour-a-day busway during the L train shutdown, New York City Department of Transportation confirmed, restricting vehicle traffic on the roadway in order to accommodate displaced commuters. The changes were originally reported by the New York...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:49pm

Weekend 2/3 service resumes, 2 N/W subway stations reopen

Two major MTA repair projects reached completion on time and on budget over the weekend, the agency announced. The 101-year-old 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue N/W stations along the Astoria Line reopened Friday after being restored and modernized, and weekend 2/3 service through the Clark Street...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 11:45am

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

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

Transit Museum running vintage trains to Brighton Beach for Father’s Day weekend

If you, your dad or anyone else in your family is a railfan, this Father’s Day weekend might be for you as the New York Transit Museum is hosting its fourth annual Parade of Trains featuring vintage subway cars making special trips to and from Brighton Beach. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 1:35pm