MTA

Second Ave. Subway Extension Back on Track Thanks to Federal Bailout

After a year in limbo, an extension to the Second Avenue subway line into East Harlem is gaining speed. What You Need To Know The MTA expects $6.5 billion from the latest federal aid package to make up for its lost ridership during the pandemicThe money will let the MTA use funds intended for large […]

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MTA New York City Transit made significant subway speed improvements during pandemic

A series of encouraging updates about the success of ongoing efforts to safely speed up trains throughout the system was unveiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT). This includes the installation of 919 new digital timers on grade time signals, 270 civil speed increases across the system over the past […]

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N.Y. MTA Launches Anti-Asian Hate Crime Marketing Push

Responding to a troubling recent increase in attacks targeted against Asians in New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) updated its anti-hate public messaging campaign with ads designed to help combat anti-Asian hate crimes. “The increase in anti-Asian hate crimes is absolutely reprehensible,” said New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg. “We are committed to working […]

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ZF upgrades EcoLife transmission software on NYCT bus fleet, saving fuel and costs

ZF has completed software upgrades on 740 New York City Transit (NYCT) buses, improving fuel economy and resulting in an annual savings of about $1.6 million or 720,000 gallons of fuel.  The upgraded software 2.0.4 enables earlier EcoLife variants to realize nearly the same improved fuel economy of EcoLife 2, ZF’s second generation of its six-speed […]

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New York MTA backs off service reductions and layoffs, but still faces $8 billion deficit through 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced financial crisis within the largest transit system in the United States has eased but not abated. While drastic service cuts are off the table for now and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) leaders anticipate $6.2 billion in capital project commitments in 2021, they are also calling on the passage of President Joe Biden’s […]

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MTA Completes Rollout of OMNY Contactless Fare Payment System

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) marked the completion of its year-and-a-half-long rollout of its OMNY contactless fare payment system that will ultimately replace the MetroCard completely in 2023. The completed installation of over 15,000 OMNY readers at all 472 stations, on all 5,800 buses, and at Staten Island Railway stations represents the culmination of the first major phase of […]

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Metro-North set to buy dual-mode locomotives from Siemens

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a $334.9 million contract for Siemens to build 27 dual-mode locomotives for the Metro-North Railroad. A document in the board package for Wednesday’s meeting says the purchase, an order for 19 locomotives with the exercise of an initial option for eight more, is funded by a […]

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MTA nears completion of OMNY roll out

OMNY, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) new fare payment system, remains on pace for completion by the end of the year, with the system recently recording its 30 millionth tap. Some 458 subway stations of the system’s 472 stations are now OMNY enabled as of last week, with all stations along the G and R […]

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LIRR completes construction on Mid-Suffolk Yard to help increase future capacity

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Construction & Development (C&D) have completed major construction on the Mid-Suffolk Train Storage Yard in Ronkonkoma. The project will increase future capacity and reliability for the railroad as part of the LIRR Expansion. “The expanded train yard, along with the third track project, […]

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LIRR unveils TrainTime app with capacity tracker

A revamped TrainTime app has been released by the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) that will allow customers to track in real-time where seats are available on any train in the electric fleet, which includes more than 90 percent of all LIRR train cars, announced LIRR President Phil Eng. LIRR says it is the first […]

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