“We are working day and night to restore service as quickly as possible to give customers more travel options after the storm each day,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota.
Commuters packed Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North trains. Many were so crowded, riders couldn’t even get out the door. Others had to push their way onto trains from the platform.
State officials announced Saturday morning that more than 80 percent of subway service had been restored.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that even though the power should be back on in the next few days, driving remains treacherous and that safety should be the only priority among motorists.
Long Island was a disaster area Tuesday night, after Superstorm Sandy uprooted trees and blew them over like matchsticks, and at one point cut power to 90 percent of LIPA customers without power.
The New York City subway system “has never faced a disaster as devastating” as the damage that was caused by Superstorm Sandy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Joseph Lhota said Tuesday.
In a confirmation of the fears of Metropolitan Transportation Authority, subway tunnels and stations flooded Monday evening as water rushed through Battery Park and other areas.
All subways, Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road service was suspended Sunday and it will remain that way until further notice. Bus service was also suspended.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Saturday that it is considering shutting down all service beginning Sunday night in advance of the Hurricane Sandy “Frankenstorm.”
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday formally announced plans that would hike fares for the city’s transit system.
Stefanie Gray is about to make that MetroCard swipe worth every penny and she tries to set the record for passing through every subway station.
According to the MTA, the new policy will require non-commercial ads to contain a prominently displayed disclaimer reading, “This is a paid advertisement sponsored by [Sponsor]. The display of this advertisement does not imply MTA’s endorsement of any views expressed.”
The 70 cent bonus you get for every $10 you put on your MetroCard may soon be history. The chairman of the MTA, Joseph Lhota declared “Do we really need to give that level of a discount?”
Human error is being looked at as a possible cause of an underground explosion that rocked the Upper East Side Tuesday.
A fleet of massive tunneling machines that has spent 4 1/2 years digging 13 miles of new train tubes deep beneath New York City finally fell silent this week after the last of the monsters finished its mission.