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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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.
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.
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.