MTA front-facing advertising debuts on MetroCards
Subway station agents and MetroCard vending machines began selling MetroCards displaying a front-facing advertisement for the first time.
MTA expands website functionality
The most useful part of the MTA’s homepage just got easier to use, the homepage of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority at MTA.info began featuring a bigger and more functional TripPlanner , which has two new tabs.
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.
Each Trip on the MTA Keeps More Than 10 Pounds of Carbon Out of the Air
MTA Chairman Joseph J. Lhota announced that every trip made on an MTA train, subway or bus prevents an average of more than 10 pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere.
Metro-North Railroad Prepares for St. Patrick’s Day
The 251st St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:00 am. And Metro-North is definitely the best way for many suburban residents to get to the Parade, with the starting point just two blocks from Grand Central.
New MTA cash reload card makes E-ZPass even E-Zier for Customers
MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced the launch of a new MTA Reload Card today in a pilot program that for the first time gives customers the freedom to add cash to their E-ZPass account at 2,500 retail stores throughout New York region.
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.
Metro-North Railroad Ridership Tops 82 Million in 2011
MTA Metro-North Railroad provided 82 million rides last year, up 1.4% over 2010, with ridership gains on all lines and in all markets from traditional AM inbound commutation to nights, weekends, middays and holidays.
MTA Completes FASTRACK
For four consecutive weeknights hundreds of MTA workers labored through the late night and early morning hours cleaning, inspecting, repairing and replacing subway infrastructure on a nearly seven-mile segment of the normally busy Lexington Avenue Line.
Fairfield Metro Train station opens on the New Haven Line
MTA Metro-North Railroad will begin train service to the newly built Fairfield Metro Station on Monday, December 5. Every train that stops at Fairfield also will stop at Fairfield Metro and they are in the same fare zone.
New smoking ban on Metro-North & LIRR Station platforms goes into effect
Joe Namath, Rod Gilbert, Tommy John among sports stars & celebs who lend their voices to public address announcements reminding smokers of New Rules.