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 CorporationP.O. Box 350
Bristol, CT USA 06010
- Publication Date: 1973-4-9
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 2 p.
- TRT Terms: Public transit; Rapid transit
- Identifier Terms: New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Old TRIS Terms: Metropolitan transportation authority
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Passenger Transportation; Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00050553
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 31 1981 12:00AM