More than half of the funding – $141.6 million – will go towards the MTA’s New York City Transit operations that were badly damaged in the Oct. 29 storm.
The day the bridge opens for traffic, which is hoped for in 2018, bus commuters should notice faster rides.
Ticket cross-honoring remains in effect systemwide for NJ TRANSIT.
Crews have been clearing snow and getting mass transit back up and running across the Tri-State area after some rail and bus service was halted by the blizzard.
A new report has issued a long list of suggestions for preventing another storm like Superstorm Sandy from bringing similar devastation to New York.
NJ TRANSIT monthly passes for October are valid through Friday, Nov. 9.
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.
Tri-State area residents are encouraged to avoid driving in New York City on Saturday, if possible. It is widely advised to take mass transit, as numerous events will cause several street closures.
Westchester County and Rockland County executives want mass transit support to be an essential part of the bridge.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants the New York State Legislature to revive the long-dead New York City commuter tax, WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported Tuesday.
The bill in Congress could cut close to $1 billion in MTA funding. City Council members say that would mean many of the improvement projects that are planned would be stopped short and straphangers could end up paying the difference.
Senator Charles Schumer said a mass transit tax benefit that expired last year was included in the Senate transportation bill overhauling federal highway and transit programs.
On Tuesday night, the public was invited to the Palisades Center mall to sound off on the plans for a new Tappan Zee Bridge to connect Rockland to Westchester.
The Federal Transportation bill would change how mass transit is funded by the government, taking away gas tax revenue and instead make a one-time deposit into a mass transit trust fund.
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