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Measure M: Metro's Sales Tax Could Possibly Provide Traffic Relief, But Not Until 2057

As cars and trucks crawl along a congested Southern California freeway, a dark-haired driver rests her head on her hand in frustration.

The narrator’s voice breaks in with a tantalizing suggestion: If Los Angeles County voters approve  119 more words

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How Does The Subway To Staten Island Look???

In this 1937 photo above, cars are parked near the site of the shaft which had abandoned a decade earlier.

Ground had been broken in 1923 for a Staten Island-Brooklyn subway tunnel in St. 212 more words


MTA Metro-North Railroad Looking At Options For "Beacon Line"

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and MTA Metro-North Railroad are asking companies and organizations to step forward with ideas for how to revitalize a little-used rail line that runs east-west across Dutchess and Putnam counties. 336 more words


Second Avenue Subway Test Trains Action

Test cars have been spotted running on the Second Avenue Subway track, and now officials are confirming it.

The revelations seem to counter media reports last month which indicated that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was nowhere near meeting its goal to launch service by Dec. 174 more words


Second Avenue Subway opening: MTA on the clock with hurdles ahead

The MTA is sticking to its Dec. 31 launch date for Second Avenue subway service on the Upper East Side, despite looming construction delays.

Facing lingering work involving elevator installation and fire alarm testing, experts say construction will have to move at a break-neck pace to bring a stretch of subway to Second Avenue before the year ends. 263 more words


W Train to Return November 7

The W train will be returning Monday, November 7, running from Astoria to Whitehall in Lower Manhattan.
The W, which was discontinued in 2010, is being brought back in advance of the Q train being rerouted once the Second Avenue Subway opens. 58 more words


NY City's Infatable Plugs Could Keep Subway Tunnels From Flooding

New York City already knows the potential risk first-hand. In 2012, superstorm Sandy ripped through the city and flooded its subway system. To prevent future flooding, the city hopes that giant inflatable “plugs,” made of interwoven Kevlar belts and waterproof fabric, will save its tunnels.New York City already knows the potential risk first-hand. 35 more words