Jul
31

Follow-ups on LaGuardia, Cuomo & MTA funding; weekend work for 16 subway lines

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Start your weekend off right with more me. I’m going to be NY1’s “On Transit” tonight at 8:45. Transit reporter Jose Martinez chatted for five minutes about all sorts of topics, including MTA financing. Since we filmed last week, we couldn’t touch on this week’s developments. 

So before I jump into the service changes, allow me to round up some worthy follow ups to my coverage this week. It’s been a busy week for big stories, and various other transit sites and news outlets have pieces that are well worth your read.

LaGuardia Airport Overhaul

In my take on the LaGuardia Airport story, I was skeptical of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s transit intentions, wary of the overall plan and disappointed in the AirTrain routing via Willets Point. Cuomo seemed to peg the overhaul at around $4 billion and expected most of it to be completed by 2019 or 2020. Since then, it’s gotten worse as Crain’s reported that the price tag is likely to be $8 billion with a timeline of 10 years. Even by New York standards, doubling a project’s cost and completion date in one day is impressive. Meanwhile, Cap’n Transit, in a piece well worth your time, explains why LaGuardia isn’t a third world airport.

Requiem for the MTA

With MTA Chair Tom Prendergast shooting down congestion pricing, Cuomo claiming the MTA isn’t a state agency and Mayor Bill de Blasio making all sorts of noises he may not want to see through, I eulogized the MTA yesterday. I have a whole bunch of follow ups:

As I mentioned on Twitter recently, every day brings with it another dismaying development for those fighting for sane transit funding schemes and better quality of life on New York’s streets.

With that in mind, let’s jump into the weekend diversions. The full list after the jump.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St. Free shuttle buses operate in two segments:

  • Nonstop between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St.
  • Local between 3 Av-149 St and 96 St, making station stops at 149 St-Grand Concourse, 145 St, 135 St, 125 St, 116 St, and 110 St.
  • 2 service operates in two sections: between Wakefield-241 St and 3 Av-149 St, and between 96 St and Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, 3 trains are suspended. Take 24 trains and free shuttle buses instead. Free shuttle buses run between 148 St and 96 St. 2 trains make all 3 stops between 96 St and Franklin Av. 4 trains make all station stops between Franklin Av and New Lots Av.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, 4 service is extended to New Lots Av due.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 2, 5 trains are suspended between E 180 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse. Take the 2 and/or free shuttle buses. For service between E 180 St and 3 Av-149 St, take the 2. For service between 3 Av-149 St and 149 St-Grand Concourse, take the 149 St shuttle bus. Transfer between trains and buses at 3 Av-149 St and/or 149 St-Grand Concourse.


From 6:45 a.m. Saturday, August 1 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 2, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall bound 6 trains run express from Parkchester to Hunts Point Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, Pelham Bay Park-bound 6 trains run express from to Parkchester to Pelham Bay Park.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from Canal St to 125 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 2, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, Brooklyn-bound A trains run local from 59 St-Columbus Circle to Canal St.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, 168 St-bound C trains run express from Canal St to 125 St.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, August 1 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, August 2, Coney Island-Still Av bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from 36 St to Coney Island-Stillwell Av.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains run express from Canal St to 34 St-Penn Station.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Sunday, August 2, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 2 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, World Trade Center-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, World Trade Center-bound E trains skip 75 Av and Briarwood.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains run express from W 4 St-Wash Sq to 34 St-Herald Sq.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Briarwood, and 75 Av.


From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 2, and Sunday, August 3, J trains are suspended in both directions between Hewes St and Broad St.


From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, L service operates in two sections.

  • Between 8 Av and Broadway Junction.
  • Between Broadway Junction and Rockaway Pkwy, every 24 minutes.


From 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, M trains are suspended in both directions between Myrtle Av and Essex St.


From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound N trains are rerouted via the R line from Canal St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.


From 11:15 p.m. Friday, July 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 3, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park.


From 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, Coney Island-Stillwell Av bound Q trains are rerouted via the R line from Canal St to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, Bay Ridge-95 St bound R trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.



Categories : Service Advisories

6 Responses to “Follow-ups on LaGuardia, Cuomo & MTA funding; weekend work for 16 subway lines”

  1. Alek says:

    You forgot to mention that the M is extended to Chambers St (J) station.

  2. pete says:

    Ben on NY1, WHEEEEEE!

  3. Larry Littlefield says:

    I guess if you want “good news” it is this.

    http://www.crainsnewyork.com/a.....developers

    If anything like this number of housing units actually enters construction, the MTA has no business doing any non-essential work over the next three years anyway. Too much competition for not enough workers, particularly with the requirement that the MTA use union workers and the unions limiting availability.

    That doesn’t affect the Sandhogs, however, so holes could be dug. So perhaps if they do get funding the MTA should be allowed to skip the three years of planning and just design-build-get done the next phase so the SAS, hoping the housing boom will be over when the holes are finished.

    • pete says:

      Davis Bacon companies never work on commercial/residential projects, only govt funded projects. The 2 pools of contractors dont intersect or compete.

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