Archive for October, 2008

Penn Station LIRR Waiting Room Closed This Weekend

The Long Island Rail Road has sent out a press release to announce to customers that its waiting room in Penn Station will be closed this weekend. The closure is due to work on restroom renovations. Here are the complete details: The Penn Station customer waiting room will be closed this coming weekend from 3 […]

MTA Service Advisory

The MTA sent me a press release earlier with a service advisory. I apologize for not getting it out sooner: The aftermath of a building fire in Downtown Flushing will continue to cause transit problems on area buses through this evening’s rush period. Subway service on the 7 Flushing Line will also be subject to […]

NYC Transit Recognizes Bus Operators With New Award

MTA’s New York City Transit division has unveiled a new award to recognize bus operators who provide exemplary service. The award which is called the Govan Brown Presidential Award was presented for the first time to 4 bus operators earlier today during a ceremony held at the New York City Transit Headquarters. Here are more […]

100th Street Bus Depot Is Already Crumbling Apart

When it rains it pours when it comes to the MTA. The agency spent $93 million dollars to build the “100th Street Bus Depot” located on you guessed it, 100th Street between Park & Madison Avenues. The depot was “substantially” completed in 2003 & opened for service in 2004. Now in under 5 short years […]

MTA Schedules A Special Meeting

We all know by now that the MTA is in the midst of a huge financial crisis. Just how crazy have things been for the agency in terms of finances? Well chew on this, in February they projected the 2009 budget deficit to be $216 million. Then in July when MTA CEO/Executive Director Elliot Sander […]