MTA Fares and Tolls Going Up Sunday


The price of riding subways, buses and crossing bridges and tunnels in NY is going up tomorrow. The MTA Board has approved increases that keep the base fare for subways and buses at $2.75 and adjust the pay-per-ride bonus to 5%, making the effective fare with the bonus $2.62. The 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard will …

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200 New Jobs Coming to Ferry Service


NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced hiring for the first of 200 new jobs to be created by the Citywide Ferry Service launching this summer. All boats will now be docked, fueled and maintained out of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where an additional passenger stop also will be added starting in 2018. The …

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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


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


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


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


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


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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