Transportation

Amtrak Unveils Refurbished Waiting Area at Penn Station

NEW YORK — Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT said it has completed the first phase of a remodeling of the Ticketed Waiting Area for passengers at New York Penn Station. The space opened for customers Monday at the Amtrak Concourse on the Upper Level and 8th Avenue side of the Station. As part of the refresh, customers […]

Transportation

BAE to Provide Electric Hybrid Systems for NY Buses

ENDICOTT, NY — BAE Systems has been selected by New York City Transit Authority to supply 435 electric hybrid power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of transit buses, reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption. “We are committed to collaborating with New York as it strives to reduce transportation emissions and improve air quality in […]

Transportation

Subway Ridership Tops One Million Mark Tuesday

MTA New York City Transit announced that ridership on the subway system surpassed one million people per day or the first time since March, as Phase 2 of reopening began in the city on Monday. Subway ridership hit 1,047,493 on Tuesday, June 23.  Buses reached the million-rider milestone on Friday, June 19, with bus ridership […]

Transportation

LaGuardia Unveils New Terminal B

NEW YORK — LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), the private entity operating and redeveloping LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, has opened a new state of the art Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall over the weekend, marking the largest milestone in the redevelopment project and signifying that the Terminal B project is approximately 80 percent complete. The […]

Transportation

NYC Subways to Close From 1 to 5 AM

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the city’s subway system will close overnight from 1 – 5 a.m. for daily deep cleaning and a new “Essential Connector” service to continue moving frontline workers beginning Wednesday, May 6.  During this overnight period, the MTA will intensify disinfecting operations, cleaning its fleet of thousands of cars and […]

Transportation

Average Gas Prices Below $2 a Gallon

The average gallon of gas nationwide is just $1.97 according to data from the app GasBuddy, falling 10.1 cents from last week alone. GasBuddy compiles data submitted by users from more than 11 million individual price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country. The average price of diesel, meanwhile, fell 5.5 cents to $2.61 […]

Government Transportation

MTA Enacts Essential Service Plan

NY’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on moving healthcare workers, first responders and essential personnel on the frontlines of this public health crisis. With a dramatic drop in ridership over the past few weeks, the Authority announced the implementation of the “NY Essential Service Plan.” The reduced schedule […]

Technology Transportation

Thruway to Go Cashless This Year

The New York State Thruway Authority has finished installation of the first two of 70 cashless tolling gantries, marking a milestone ahead of the Thruway’s conversion to cashless tolling on the Thruway system-wide by the end of 2020. The gantries feature cameras and sensors to detect E-Z Pass users and take photos of license plates […]

Airlines Transportation

New Delta Concourse Set to Debut at LaGuardia

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this week unveiled the first new concourse and gates at Delta Air Lines’ new Terminal C as part of the ongoing $8 billion transformation of LaGuardia into a 21st century airport. This opening is the latest milestone in the complete rebuild of LaGuardia Airport, which will provide modern customer amenities, […]

Transportation

Amtrak Reveals Amenities for Upcoming Acela Nonstop to DC

Amtrak, which operates the nation’s passenger railroad service, has revealed the unique amenities exclusive to its upcoming Acela Nonstop train from NY to Washington, DC. The nonstop train begins its inaugural trip on Monday, Sept. 23, and will include: complimentary coffee, tea water, and a light snack, “at seat” cashless cart service offering a limited menu […]