NEW YORK'S MTA: LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

New Yorkers are now beginning to see the fruits of a $3-billion improvement program. Today TA trains are 94% on time; the total fleet of 6,859 cars includes 1,100 new generation cars purchased under MTA, another 752 are on order from Pullman-Standard, and there will be thousands more. By 1980, the entire fleet will be air-conditioned. Meanwhile 50 miles of new rail transit lines are being added. The Second Avenue subway is under construction; new Queens extension are being built; a new four-bore rail tunnel under the East River at 63rd Street, to be shared by the TA and the Long-Island Rail Road, is over 90% complete. The LIRR is the beneficiary of a $300-million improvement program, including 770 new air-conditioned cars. And there is more to come.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-4-9

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00050553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1981 12:00AM