The Interborough Express is a rapid transit project that would connect underserved areas of Brooklyn and Queens. It would substantially cut down on travel times between the two boroughs, reduce congestion, and expand economic opportunities in New York.
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.
Penn Station Access
The MTA will create an extension of Metro-North Railroad‘s New Haven Line to reach Penn Station. This will create four new accessible stations, improve existing tracks and bridges, and will cut travel times from the Bronx to Manhattan by as much as 50 minutes.
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 42nd Street at Grand Central-42 St, 42 St-Bryant Park, and Times Sq-42 St 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.
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.
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.