A suspicious package that turned out to be a toy caused the Times Square train station to be shut down for more than an hour Monday, according to the NYPD and the MTA.
People were prevented from entering the Times Square station during an NYPD bomb squad investigation that ensued after a 1:30 p.m. call about the package near the A, C and E lines.
Trains on that line skipped the station... » more
The MTA's wishlist for transit 20 years in the future may mean making separated train cars a thing of the past.
The New York Times reported yesterday that the MTA has raised the idea of introducing so-called "articulated" trains that are similar to accordion-style buses. This type of car would lack the locking doors that separate train cars and inhibit passengers from walking throughout the... » more
An MTA bridge-and- tunnel officer is in critical but stable condition after being hit by a car while on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge yesterdaymorning.
Thomas Choi was removing barriers on the bridge's Brooklyn-bound lower level around 7:45 a.m. to reopen the lane to traffic when a Nissan Maxima hit him. Choi, a 61-year-old Staten Island resident who's been with the MTA for 10 years, was unconscious... » more
The MTA Tuesday introduced a new exhibit in Grand Central Terminal's lightboxes from four artists who specialize in papercutting.
The centennial of Grand Central Terminal inspired the works in "On Paper/Grand Central at 100" from artists Laura Cooperman, Rob Ryan, Xin Song and Thomas Witte. Their work evokes the rush of commuting, the modernization of Grand Central and the station's famous... » more
Overnight train service between Queens and Manhattan on the E, F, M and R trains will be disrupted this week for the MTA's Fastrack repair program.
Each night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., beginning Monday and running through Friday morning, the E train will stop running between Roosevelt Avenue and the World Trade Center; the F train will end service between Roosevelt Avenue and 21st St-Queensbridge;... » more
MTA chief Thomas Prendergast Thursday defended the biennial fare and toll hikes coming in 2015 during state Senate transportation committee meeting.
State Sen. Martin Golden of Brooklyn asked the MTA CEO and chairman whether savings at the agency could offset the need of fare increases.
"It's too early to tell right now," Prendergast said, adding he supports the fare hike schedule.... » more
For five weekends in October and November, there will be no No. 7 trains running between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square.
The shutdowns will allow crews to continue installing a modern automated signal system known as Communications-Based Train Control.
Service between Queens and Manhattan will be suspended on weekends in October, beginning Friday, as well as Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 22-25.... » more
'Where's my bus?!?" is now a question you can answer yourself in Manhattan as the MTA Monday introduced real-time tracking to the borough's fleet.
The nearly 490,000 people who use Manhattan buses on an average weekday can now keep tabs of them by using MTA Bus Time, a pilot program that started on the B63 route in Brooklyn and was introduced to Staten Island and Bronx buses last year.
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Four Bronx subway stations will be shut down for major upgrades at different times over the next year, the MTA announced Tuesday.
The Castle Hill Avenue, Middletown Road, Buhre Avenue and Zerega Avenue stations of the No. 6 line will be affected.
Castle Hill Avenue and Middletown Road stations will be closed starting this Saturday 24/7 for the next seven months while the remaining two... » more
Metro-North customers affected by the service disruption on the New Haven line will be reimbursed, the MTA decided Tuesday.
In an emergency meeting, the MTA board approved a credit for a new ticket, good through the end of March, for holders of monthly and weekly passes. The credit covers each week the New Haven line has a limited schedule due to a failure of a Con Edison power cable Sept.... » more