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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

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