Transit Issues

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Free Access-A-Ride cards could save MTA $90M

The MTA has approved free MetroCards for people who use Access-A-Ride, which it said could save $90 million a year by 2015. Comment.
Breezy Point

Intermittent Full Bridge Closures

There will be several full, intermittent bridge closures of up to 40 minutes at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge on two overnights for necessary inspection and maintenance of the lift span. Comment.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Tip of the week


Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to close for evening

The MTA Bridges and Tunnels Department advises motorists that two lanes in each direction on the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will be closed Monday night. Comments (3).

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Friday, July 6, 2012


LIRR to alter schedule for some evening trains

Construction on the East Side Access project will force changes in some eastbound Long Island Rail Road rush hour service for as long as one month. Comment.

Possible MTA service just might be restored

It was called the doomsday plan to keep the MTA from plunging into a financial abyss, but it’s two years later and there is talk — nothing official yet — that maybe some of the sorely missed bus and subway routes might be restored. Comment.

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