Metropolitan Transportation Authority News
MTA releases updated version of the subway night map
The opening of the new Bleecker Street transfer and the renaming of the Atlantic-Ave Pacific Street station complex to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays bring with it one more benefit—MTA New York City Transit’s new version of the night map!
MTA announces digital initiatives to increase transparency and functionality
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced digital initiatives that will increase transparency of its email and text message service alert program, provide more functionality for TripPlanner+ and streamline navigation within the MTA.info website.
MTA submits claims for $65 million from Tropical Storm Irene
The MTA has submitted its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and insurance claims to recover the $65 million in losses it suffered due to flood and wind damage to the regional transit infrastructure related to Tropical Storm Irene, which hit the region on August 28, 2011.
MTA Saves $8 million through new procurement method
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that by making necessary purchases through a new form of real-time online reverse auctions, the agency had saved $8 million on three recent contracts, including two that were approved today. Contracts approved today for desktop computers and for custodial and security services came in at 51% and 8% below expectations, respectively.
Veteran journalist named New Head of MTA External Communications
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today the appointment of Adam Lisberg to the position of Director of External Communications, effective March 30th.
Grand Central terminal centennial planning underway
Public events to anchor year-long celebration that begins in February 2013.
Henry Hudson Bridge project to rehabilitate original 1930s Upper Level
Work to remove and replace the original 1930’s-era steel curb stringers supporting the upper level roadway of the bridge is continuing, with new steel support beams and steel grids already in place.
MTA, wireless service begins at 6 underground subway stations
Service allows for Cell Phone Calls, Data, Emergency Messages.