Archive for May, 2010

Service Diversions 05-27-10

I have just updated the “Service Diversions” page with the latest information for the weekend & following week (beyond in some cases). For riders going near the Broadway-Nassau & Fulton Street stations, do not forget to read this entry to see what service is affected. I suggest you print out a copy of the diversions […]

MTA Finalizes Hudson Yards Deal

Earlier this afternoon, the MTA announced it had finalized a deal on the Hudson Yards. Here are the details courtesy of a press release they sent me: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced today that it has entered into a contract with a joint venture of Related Companies and new partner Oxford Properties Group for the […]

LIRR Breaks Ground On $25M Train Wash

A few days ago, the MTA Long Island Rail Road sent out a media notice to me about a ground breaking ceremony taking place in Babylon. Unfortunately, I could not attend due to prior commitments. The ceremony centered around a $25M train wash being opened in Babylon. Here are the complete details courtesy of a […]

Federal Aid Could Starve Off Transit Cuts

The majority of service cuts approved by the MTA to deal with a huge budget deficit are looming. While some cuts such as those on the LIRR have already gone into effect, legislation unveiled yesterday in Washington D.C. could help starve off cuts. Let us first take a look at the report from Washington D.C. […]

Riders Tripping On New Low Floor Buses

For those who have rode MTA NYC Transit buses over the years, dealing with those steps has proven to be a challenge at one point or another. However the agency has been investing in new low floor buses which have a flat entrance with no steps. One would think that such a bus would prove […]