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The eyes of NYC will focus on critical L train repairs

The shutdown of the L train’s East River tunnel will be painful for commuters no matter how long it lasts.

But the MTA has to find ways to limit the pain and make sure the project doesn’t run into any delays like those that have affected other large public transit efforts, notably the Second Avenue subway. 278 more words

Trains

Checking out the old South Ferry station before it closes forever

First, the backstory.

On 16 March 2009, a new South Ferry subway station, the southernmost subway station in Manhattan, opened. The old South Ferry station, which originally opened over a century earlier in 1905, had served millions of commuters well, but it had always had its limitations. 895 more words

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Cities Embrace "Transit Hubs" To Boost Business, Jobs

Curbed Feb 27, 2017


Are transit hubs the new malls? Several major nerve centers of U.S. transportation—like Union Station in Washington, D.C., and Penn Station in New York City—are planning major overhauls that would transform them from pass-through structures into glittering corridors of restaurants, retail, and event spaces.

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A Second Avenue Stare

Dear Diary

Once upon a time Second Avenue in the City was clogged with construction. You know: stores closed, pedestrians confused. Well, it took 100 years to build the 2d Avenue Subway. 81 more words

Trains

Lawmakers, Advocates Claim Cuomo Is Planning To Cut MTA Budget

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Sixty-five lawmakers and a transit group were demanding Monday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo find a way to replace $65 million that he plans to cut from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority budget. 137 more words

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MTA Fare Hikes Will Come Amid Worse Subway Service, Many Straphangers Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Metropolitan Transportation Authority fare hikes will go into effect in a matter of weeks — but as commuters pay more, many said they are getting much less service. 353 more words

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Nothing But Great Comments About The Second Avenue Subway

The first comment is from the guy who finally stepped up and said “I AM IN CHARGE”
The Second Avenue subway has already become an “integral” part of the city’s transit network, touted Gov. 1,159 more words

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