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 42 St at Grand Central, Bryant Park, and Times Square 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.
Fixing the Rutgers Tunnel
Superstorm Sandy caused severe damage to 11 of our underwater tunnels, including the Rutgers Tunnel, which F trains use to cross the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Fulton Transit Center
Fulton Center opened in November 2014 after a major reconstruction to integrate five subway stations serving nine lines. The new Fulton Center allows customers to easily transfer between lines through well-lit mezzanines and visible sightlines for connections.
Improving accessibility at 68 St-Hunter College
MTA Construction and Development has proposed to improvements to the 68 St-Hunter College station, located at Lexington Avenue and East 68th Street in Manhattan.
After Superstorm Sandy severely damaged the L tunnel in 2012, we started the L Project to improve the line's resilience, capacity, and accessibility. The project was completed in 2020.
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.
M14 SBS: Keeping buses moving on 14th Street
In 2019, we introduced Select Bus Service on the M14 A/D in coordination with New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). That same year, NYCDOT launched the pilot of its Transit & Truck Priority design on 14th Street to support faster, more efficient service for those b
Overhauling our radio communications system
We’re replacing our old analog systems with new, more efficient, more reliable 700 & 800 MHz digital radio communication systems.