LIRR Main Line Expansion
The MTA is building a third track from Floral Park to Hicksville that will reduce train congestion and delays, especially during peak hours. This project also includes building parking garages, improving rail bridges, and removing seven street-level crossings.
Station accessibility projects
As part of our long-term commitment to systemwide accessibility, we are investing nearly $6 billion in station accessibility in the 2020-2024 Capital Program, to make 70 stations newly ADA accessible and modernize an additional 78 subway elevators.
Transitioning to a zero-emission bus fleet
As part of our commitment to sustainability, the MTA will replace and transform its entire bus fleet with zero-emissions vehicles by 2040. This will reduce our carbon emissions, help slow climate change, and serve as a model for other diesel fleet operators.
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42 St Connection
We’re investing in the corridor below 42 St at Grand Central, Bryant Park, and Times Square Stations. We are redesigning passageways and platforms, adding elevators, expanding stairways and transforming the Shuttle into a fully accessible service.
CBTC: Upgrading signal technology
Communication-based train control (or CBTC) drastically improves the reliability of transit service. Here are details about how it works, how it benefits customers, and where we’re installing it in the MTA system.
Fixing the Rutgers Tunnel
Superstorm Sandy caused severe damage to 11 of our underwater tunnels, including the Rutgers Tunnel, which F trains use to cross the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Fulton Transit Center
Fulton Center opened in November 2014 after a major reconstruction to integrate five subway stations serving nine lines. The new Fulton Center allows customers to easily transfer between lines through well-lit mezzanines and visible sightlines for connections.
Mechanical closure devices at 138 St station
New York City Transit plans to install MCDs in the ventilator structure located south of 138 St-Grand Concourse. These improvements are needed to ensure flood protection during major storm events, such as was encountered during Superstorm Sandy.
After Superstorm Sandy severely damaged the L tunnel in 2012, we started the L Project to improve the line's resilience, capacity, and accessibility. The project was completed in 2020.
LIRR Concourse and East End Gateway
We are renovating the Long Island Rail Road concourse at Penn Station to improve passenger circulation and ease congestion. This work also includes the new East End Gateway entrance, which opened in 2020.
Overhauling our radio communications system
We’re replacing our old analog systems with new, more efficient, more reliable 700 & 800 MHz digital radio communication systems.
Second Avenue Subway, phase 1
The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway project extended the Q line up to 96 St. It has improved commutes for area residents by creating new stations at 72 St and 86 St.