MTA To Buy Grand Central Terminal

The other big news to come out of the MTA meetings on Tuesday was the agency announcing that it plans on purchasing Grand Central Terminal along with the Metro North’s Harlem & Hudson lines.  The total cost for these purchases is $35M & was approved by the financial committee & will be put to the […]

Amtrak Stalling MTA West Side Plan

The MTA has many major plans it would like to implement to its commuter railroad services. With the Long Island Railroad, it is East Side Access to provide service to Grand Central Station. For the Metro-North, it is the ability to send riders to Penn Station. While the LIRR project is rolling along, the Metro-North’s […]

Metro-North Unveils ‘Way Ahead’ Plan

Yesterday, the MTA Metro-North Railroad announced a new initiative named “Way Ahead” which serves as a roadmap for the agency to enhance & upgrade many facets of the system. Here is more on the announcement via the press release the agency sent me: MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced Way Ahead, a roadmap for the railroad’s […]

Comptroller Wants MTA To Lower NYC Fares

If you ride the MTA Long Island Rail Road or Metro North between stops within the 5 boroughs, you know how expensive the ride can be. Fares can go up to over $10 during rush hour. However NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer wants to see those high prices come to an end as he is calling […]

Metro North To Install PTC On Harlem Line

The MTA Metro-North Railroad announced earlier today that it will be installing Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on the upper portion of the Harlem Line next week. Here are more details via the press release I received: MTA Metro-North Railroad crews will install Positive Train Control equipment between Wassaic and Southeast from Wednesday, October 17, […]