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2 Qns-Bound A Stations Close For 3 Months

Riders at the Queens-bound 88th St & 104th St stations need to be prepared for their stations to be closed for 3 months due to renewals. Here are the details: MTA New York City Transit announces the beginning of a major $39 million capital project at five stations along the A line on Liberty Avenue […]

Brooklyn-Bound F Train Derails In Queens

Emergency service workers responded to the derailment of a Brooklyn-bound F train just south of the 65th Street station in Woodside, Queens. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin. The big story of the day is the Brooklyn-bound F train that derailed in Queens this morning at 10:24 AM just south of the 65th Street […]

Service Diversions 05-01-14

Get a head start on your weekend plans as I have just updated the Service Diversions through all of next week. Make sure to follow @TransitBlogger on Twitter by clicking the button in the sidebar as I am using it more often. Also if you are into indie music make sure to follow @IndMusicReview & […]

FASTRACK Returns To The A & C

MTA NYC Transit’s FASTRACK will be returning to the & in Brooklyn next week. Here are the details: On Monday, May 5, MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program returns to the A C lines in Brooklyn. AC service will be suspended between Jay St-MetroTech and Broadway Junction from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for […]

Service Diversions 04-25-14

Get a head start on your weekend plans as I have just updated the Service Diversions through all of next week. Make sure to follow @TransitBlogger on Twitter by clicking the button in the sidebar as I am using it more often. Also if you are into indie music make sure to follow @IndMusicReview & […]

MTA Adds 2 Stops To B44 Select Bus Service

Earlier today, MTA NYC Transit announced that it has added 2 stops to the B44 Select Bus Service. Here are the official details: MTA New York City Transit has added two stops on the B44 Select Bus Service (SBS) route serving customers traveling between Williamsburg Bridge Plaza and Knapp Street/Emmons Avenue. The locations were added […]

Overnight Q Service To Become Local

Broadway line local station riders have good news coming to them as of this December. MTA NYC Transit has announced that trains will now run local in Manhattan during the overnight hours. Here is more: MTA New York City Transit today announced that beginning in December 2014, Q trains will make all local stops in […]

Senator Blumenthal Safety Blunder

The Metro-North has been taking a beating from all angles for quite sometime. Whether it is the agency’s failed maintenance or the deadliest accident in the agency’s history. Unfortunately the beating continued this past week when Democratic...Show More Summary

DNA Swab Kits Coming To The MTA

One of the perks for bus drivers in the newly agreed contract between the MTA & TWU Local 100 is that they will be receiving DNA Swab Kits to deal with the issue of spat on drivers. Michael Gartland of the New York Post has more: The MTA is about to get a little more […]

LIRR & Unions Prepare Final Contract Offers

While agreeing to a deal with the TWU Local 100 cleared a big hurdle for the MTA, it is far from being out of the woods. For the past few months, many have been following the strife between the agency & LIRR unions which have been threatening a July strike for sometime if a deal […]

MTA Denying More Access A Ride Claims

Sunday’s New York Post featured a story about how the MTA is denying more Access-A-Ride claims. To be more specific, the agency denied 13% of applicants in 2013 which is nearly double the rate from 5 years ago. Stephen M. Joseph and Michael Gartland of the New York Post have more: The MTA denied 13 […]

MTA & TWU Local 100 Reach Deal

A few days ago, the Transport Workers Union Local 100 reached a deal with the MTA, its longtime nemesis. Here is more on the deal courtesy of Greg Mocker of Pix 11: After 2 years of intense negotiations (and work without a contract), The MTA and The Transport Workers Union have reached an agreement. New […]

Service Diversions 04-18-14

Get a head start on your weekend plans as I have just updated the Service Diversions through all of next week. Make sure to follow @TransitBlogger on Twitter by clicking the button in the sidebar as I am using it more often. Also if you are into indie music make sure to follow @IndMusicReview & […]

Metro-North To Begin Substation Upgrade

Starting this weekend, the Metro-North Railroad will begin a substation upgrade in Mount Vernon. Here is more: MTA Metro-North Railroad, beginning this weekend, will upgrade the power supply for the New Haven Line at its Mount Vernon East substation to provide additional redundancy and increase capacity. The railroad is replacing four, 35-year-old transformers with two […]

Buses Replace Midday Port Jeff Trains

Next Tuesday & Wednesday, Port Jefferson line riders will have buses replace some midday trains due to rail inspections. Here are the complete details: The Long Island Rail Road will perform mid-day track inspections between Huntington and Port Jefferson on Tuesday, April 22, and Wednesday, April 23. Crews will use an advanced Sperry rail car […]

MTA Announces Public Hearing

The MTA has announced a public hearing on new & enhanced bus service proposals. Here is the info: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has scheduled a public hearing in midtown Manhattan where attendees are invited to comment on the implementation of two new bus routes and service improvements to three existing routes. The hearing will […]

Extra LIRR Service For Passover & Good Friday

The MTA Long Island Rail Road has announced they will be providing extra service for Passover & Good Friday. Here are the details: The Long Island Rail Road will provide additional eastbound service on Monday, April 14, and Friday, April 18 for customers leaving work early in observance of Passover and Good Friday. The railroad […]

Schedule Change To 7 Line Work

Catching up on some transit news from Friday, MTA NYC Transit announced a change to the work schedule for CBTC work on the 7. Here is more: MTA New York City Transit has worked in the past few weeks to rearrange the necessary work undertaken on the 7 Line in order to accommodate requests from […]

LIRR Long Beach Restoration Project

Over the weekend, the MTA Long Island Rail Road announced a $120M restoration project to the Long Beach line to help fortify it from the type of damage it received from Hurricane Sandy. Here is more: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road today announced the start of a $120 million construction […]

NYC Transit Warns Of Credit Card Scam

Once again riders need to be wary of credit card scam artists who are targeting ticket vending machines. This issue started to make headlines again the other day when the LIRR warned about a suspect targeting riders at the Baldwin station. Now NYC Transit has issued a warning after finding a skimming device & hidden […]

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