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S.I. Railway Thanksgiving 2015 Service Plan Info

Here is the Thanksgiving 2015 service plan information for the Staten Island Railway: Staten Island Railway customers looking to get a head start on the Thanksgiving Day holiday will be able to catch earlier afternoon express train service on Wednesday, November 25 with MTA Staten Island Railway’s Early Departure Getaway schedule. Extra SIR trains will […]

Service Diversions 11-21-15

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 & @SurgeFM! xoxo Transit Blogger

MTA Names New NYC Transit President

Two weeks ago, I blogged about the rumor making the rounds in transit circles that the MTA was going to name NJ Transit Executive Director Ronnie Hakim the new president of NYC Transit. Well it turns out the rumors are true as the agency made the official announcement this morning. Here is more via the […]

MTA Official Wants Cheaper City Railroad Fares

Today’s meetings at MTA headquarters should be interesting when one of its board members, Allen P. Cappelli proposes his idea of reduced fares for city residents using either the Long Island Rail Road or Metro-North Railroad. Dan Rivoli of the New York Daily News has more: An MTA board member will press the transit agency […]

Service Diversions 11-13-15

Get a start on your weekend travel 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 & […]

New Metro-North Schedules For 2 Lines

New schedules for the Metro-North’s Hudson & New Haven line go into effect this Monday. Here are the details: On Monday, November 16, new Metro-North timetables go into effect on the New Haven Line and the Hudson Line. On both lines, trains are returning to normal schedules after construction work has concluded. The timetables will […]

M5 Bus Route To Be Split In Two

The M5 is the longest bus route in Manhattan. It also happens to be the worst in terms of chronic schedule failures mainly due to midtown traffic. MTA NYC Transit hopes to combat the issue by splitting the route in two. Dan Rivoli of the New York Daily News has more: The MTA wants to […]

Bus Driver Arrested For Crash Death

This past Tuesday, I wrote about Carol Bell, the elderly woman who was struck & killed by a NYC Transit bus in the early morning hours that was headed back to the East New York Depot. I opined that I was very curious about the investigation as I found it hard to believe the driver […]

FASTRACK Returns To A & C In Manhattan

MTA NYC Transit’s FASTRACK program will be returning to the & in Manhattan next week. Here are the details: MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to the AC lines in upper Manhattan for two consecutive weeks. Beginning Monday, November 9, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights, and from Monday, November […]

MTA Chairman Statement On Capital Program

With the media & local officials all over the MTA about the $1 billion cut for the second phase of the Second Avenue Subway project from the recently approved 2015-2019 Capital Program, MTA Chairman & CEO Thomas F. Prendergast has released the following statement: The new MTA Capital Program includes $535 million over the next […]

NYC Transit Bus Kills Elderly Woman

In a sad piece of transit news, an elderly woman named Carol Bell was struck & killed by a bus this morning in Brooklyn as it headed back to the East New York Depot. Benjamin Mueller of the New York Times has more: A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus hit a 70-year-old woman who was crossing […]

NJ Transit Leader Coming To The MTA?

That is the question being posed in some transit circles as rumors swirl that the MTA will soon name NJ Transit executive director Ronnie Hakim as the next president of NYC Transit. Andrew Tangel of the Wall Street Journal has more: Ronnie Hakim, NJ Transit’s executive director, is expected to be named to a top […]

MTA Pays $1.2M To Settle Lawsuit

The MTA is shelling out the dough as it was just discovered that the agency had to pay out $1.2 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit from Black & Hispanic transit cops. Reuven Blau of the New York Daily News has more in this exclusive: The MTA quietly paid $1.2 million to settle a […]

MTA Approves 2015-2019 Capital Program

This past Wednesday, the MTA approved its 2015-2019 Capital Program which includes $3 billion in cost reductions. Here is more via official press release: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today approved its 2015-19 Capital Program, the largest investment ever in the subways, buses, railroads, bridges and tunnels that keep New York moving. The Capital […]

South Ferry St. Entrance Closes For 9 Months

The effects of Hurricane Sandy are still being felt in our region from the homes of thousands to our transit infrastructure. While the MTA did a fantastic job getting up & running again, the agency continues the need to repair the damage caused. Next up is the South Ferry-Whitehall Street station which will have one […]

Metro North Dedicates New Parking Garage

This past Friday, MTA Metro-North Railroad dedicated a new parking garage at the North White Plains Station. Here is more via the official press release I received: MTA Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti was joined today by federal, state and local officials at the ribbon-cutting for the newly completed North White Plains Parking Garage located […]

FASTRACK Returns To The E

Riders of the in Queens should take note that beginning tonight & for 4 consecutive nights, FASTRACK will be returning. Here are more details via the official press release I received: MTA New York City Transit’s FASTRACK program returns to the E line along a portion of Queens Boulevard. For four consecutive weeknights, beginning Monday, […]

Service Diversions 10-30-15

Get a start on your Halloween weekend travel 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 […]

Former MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway Dies

Some sad news to report as former MTA Chairman E. Virgil Conway has died at the age of 85. Here is more via press release: E. Virgil Conway, who served as both Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) chairman and as a member of the MTA Board, died Wednesday in Southampton, New York. He was 85. After […]

Service Diversions 10-23-15

Get a start on your weekend travel 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 & […]

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