In line with its commitment to enhance the safety of the public transit network, the new funding will enable MTA to purchase and install over 5,000 new cameras, as well as expand security coverage in 130 subway stations.
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The expansion of mobile coverage will improve the existing MTA communication system, allowing customers to benefit from mobile connectivity and Wi-Fi in the tunnels between stations, as well as in above-ground stations.
The modernisation of New York City subway’s aging signalling system will enable MTA to enhance the customer experience by reducing running times, providing more trains and improving service reliability.
By expanding the current law that charges individuals who attack or harass transit workers with second-degree assault, the new legislation will serve as a deterrent to those seeking to harm transit employees.
As part of the agreement, MTA will add lifts or ramps to create a step-free path of travel at 95 per cent of its currently inaccessible subway stations by 2055.
With the subway, Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road surpassing pandemic-era records set over the past several weeks in May 2022, New York City is well on track with its post-pandemic recovery.
In line with New York City’s post-pandemic recovery efforts, MTA has announced that subway ridership continues to grow, with over 3.14 million riders carried on the first day of March 2022.
For the first time since the Omicron wave hit New York City in December 2021, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that subway ridership has surpassed three million riders in one day.
Following the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's 17th 'Mask Force' event, face covering usage on subways has increased to 95 per cent, as usage across all transit agencies remains above 90 per cent.
The proposed route for the transformative Interborough Express would see communities in Brooklyn and Queens connected to as many as 17 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority partners with local food banks and officers from the MTA Police Department to deliver 3,947 pounds in donations from its employee-driven food drive campaign.
The largest subway expansion plan in Canadian history, the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension in Ontario, has entered the next stage of planning, design and procurement.
In October 2021, ridership across New York City's subway, bus and railroad services has reached its highest number since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ontario government has released the Request for Qualifications for the design and delivery of the new Scarborough subway stations, rail and systems work.