LIRR Main Line Expansion
The MTA is building a third track from Floral Park to Hicksville that will reduce train congestion and delays, especially during peak hours. This project also includes building parking garages, improving rail bridges, and removing seven street-level crossings.
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.
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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A renewed Astoria Line
In October 2017 we began intense and extensive work on the stations, track and supporting infrastructure to ensure another 100 years of service for Astoria.
Bus Network Redesign
We want to modernize New York City’s bus network and improve bus service borough by borough. Our goal is to provide customers with more reliable service, faster travel, better connections, and ease of use.
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.
East Side Access
East Side Access is the MTA’s largest capital project. The finished project will provide Long Island Rail Road riders with 40 miles of new tracks and a brand-new terminal beneath Grand Central.
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.
Jamaica Bus Depot Expansion
We are planning to reconstruct and expand the existing Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens. This project would modernize the depot and provide the facilities needed to operate, maintain, and store up to 300 buses.
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.
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.
Positive Train Control
In 2008, Congress passed the Rail Safety Act. This required passenger and some freight railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC). PTC is an integrated command, control, and communication system for better managing trains.