Clear Through Security at LaGuardia, JFK Airports

NEW YORK — CLEAR — a NY-based company that lets members breeze through airport security using their finger or eyes — has announced a major expansion that includes New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Minneapolis-St. Paul airports. CLEAR lanes open today at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and debuted at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York late last month. …

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NY Cruise Lines Buys NY Water Taxi

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NEW YORK — New York Cruise Lines, Inc. (NYCL) and The Durst Organization have closed a transaction for the sale of New York Water Taxi (NYWT) and Circle Line Downtown to New York Cruise Lines, owner of Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts, located on 42nd Street and the Hudson River. Terms of the purchase weren’t released. The combination …

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Citi Bike Rides Up 40% in 2016

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NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that Citi Bike had set another ridership record in 2016, with nearly 14 million trips – shattering the record set in 2015 by more than 4 million. The Citi Bike program, the largest bike-share program in North America, now regularly serves over 60,000 trips per day – on par …

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Second Avenue Subway Opens

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have announced the details for the start of the Second Avenue Subway’s first regular service train New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2017. The Second Avenue Subway will begin operation at noon, Jan. 1, with stations opening at 11:45 a.m. Service will run from 96th Street, 86th Street, 72nd Street, …

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PATH 33rd Street Weekend Service Restored

The Port Authority of NY and NJ announced that PATH’s 33rd Street line once again will be fully operational on weekends, starting Christmas Eve, following the installation of new safety and signalization upgrades. The 33rd Street line connects riders from the Hoboken Station in NJ to midtown Manhattan. Weekend closures began in early August to …

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Towers for New Tappan Zee Bridge Completed

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Tappan Zee Constructors, comprised of Fluor Enterprises, Inc., American Bridge Company, Granite Construction Northeast, Inc., and Traylor Bros., Inc., has completed all eight 419-foot towers of the New Tappan Zee Bridge project that will replace the old bridge connecting Rockland County with Westchester County on I-87. The new bridge is scheduled for completion in 2018. …

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Greyhound Expects 850,000 Passengers During Holidays

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Greyhound, the largest intercity bus transportation company in North America, said it expects to serve over 850,000 customers this holiday season, nearly double the number of customers that traveled with Greyhound this Thanksgiving. Three of the five busiest routes for Greyhound will leave or arrive in NYC’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. Greyhound serves over 3,800 destinations …

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MTA Sells Over $47 Million in eTix

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced strong early growth and use of the MTA eTix mobile ticketing app with impressive download, sales, and usage data. Since the app launched system-wide in August, more than 280,000 new MTA eTix accounts have been created by Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road customers and cumulative sales through the app …

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Airport Parking Rates Going Up

The Port Authority of NY and NJ announced that parking rates at all three NYC airports are going up starting at LaGuardia Airport this weekend and Newark and JFK Airports in January. The increases are designed to manage parking demand in busiest central terminal areas, while maintaining lower-cost option for long-term parking customers. Beginning December …

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Port Authority Releases 2017 Budget

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The Port Authority of NY and NJ has released its 2017 $3.1 billion Operating Budget for review that funds ongoing operations, maintenance and security at all agency facilities. The budget provides for the first full year of operations at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, retail complex and other World Trade Center facilities which opened …

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