Metro North says trains will be operating at about 65 percent capacity beginning Wednesday with five additional peak trains. That’s up from 50 percent since the disruption began.
If the $1.8 billion contract for 584 of the Kawasaki-made electric cars is approved by the MTA this week, they’ll go into service beginning in 2017.
The billion-dollar rehab project to upgrade the 80-year-old span will begin following the 2014 Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium.
No matter how you commute, the daily grind to and from work takes a toll and all that time spent commuting can lead to health issues down the road.
“I’m all for it, anything that gets us quicker to work,” said Co-op city resident Mark Vargas.
A new Port Authority plan will slash tolls by as much as 50 percent on the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing.
Drivers who commute five times a week over the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and Outerbridge Crossing can save nearly $1,200 a year on their E-ZPass rush hour tolls, and $1,800 a year off the cash tolls.
The American Automobile Association is demanding that the federal government put the breaks on huge rate hikes to cross the Hudson River that go into effect Sunday, calling the increase illegal and absurd.
Commuters will welcome most of the changes, including the restoration of weekend half-hourly service on the Babylon Branch and additional afternoon service to Hampton Bays.
The nation’s most expensive transit project has been stopped in its tracks. Governor Chris Christie is threatening to permanently put the brakes on construction of a new tunnel that could make life easier for New Jersey commuters.
New Haven line commuters on Metro North responded to a recent survey and said in no uncertain terms: ‘keep bar cars running on the line.’