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MTA board OKs $663 million contract for East Side Access project

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board yesterday awarded Tutor Perini Corp. a $663 million contract to build and finish four platforms and eight tracks for the future… 252 more words

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NY unveils Brooklyn-Queens streetcar (tramway) plan

New Yorkers could be riding such a thing as soon as 2024.

The New York Times reports that de Blasio plans to announce his push for a $2.5 billion Brooklyn-Queens Connector during today’s State of the City speech, and that the above-ground service would utilize existing rails on city streets along the East River, from “the industrial centers of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, to the upper reaches of Astoria, Queens”. 315 more words

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New York officials unveil RFP for $3 billion Penn Station project

The Empire State Development Corp., the organization that will oversee the $3 billion redevelopment of Penn Station and the Farley Post Office Building in Midtown Manhattan, has released a… 216 more words

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Lessening 'Overburdened' Subway Could Help Reduce Slashings, Officials Say

CIVIC CENTER — A recent spike in subway slashings were in part due to an overcrowded subway system that leads to tempers flaring after people jostle each other, officials said Wednesday. 428 more words

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Subway Stations That You MUST Visit

This stop near the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Gardens looks more like an Italian villa than a subway station. (Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang)

When commuters walk into the white stucco building with its red terra cotta-tiled roof, two four-story towers, courtyard and balconies, it can be hard to believe they are in a Bronx subway station. 986 more words

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Experts: Cash infusion will help NYC transit but still leave it lagging behind

NEW YORK — A $29 billion infusion into the city’s transportation network likely will still leave the nation’s largest regional transportation network lagging behind modern systems across the globe but will provide repairs and upgrades needed to keep pace with booming ridership, transit experts said. 498 more words

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Service On Lexington Avenue line deteriorating, MTA

Service on the No. 5 and 6 trains is deteriorating, an MTA official warned on Monday during a board committee meeting.

The two trains only meet the MTA’s wait standards 66% percent of the time on weekdays, data shows. 146 more words

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