Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by Jeff Smith
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/govern ... cts-during
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the MTA is accelerating construction on $2 billion in capital projects during this period of reduced ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The projects include:

Launching the rehabilitation of the F Train's Rutgers Tube with the contract awarded in July - four years ahead of the original schedule;
Accelerating 11 ADA stations, including adding 24 new elevators;
Rehabilitating the 138th Street Grand Concourse Station, which will be completed one month early in October 2020; and
Accelerating repairs of steel and concrete defects and leaks within the 2/3, 4/5 Train's Eastern Parkways Line in Brooklyn and shaving 10 months off the project by increasing work up to 25 percent during overnight closures.
  by cle
Are they still doing that rolling plan of the points/speed restrictions lifting? Or too Byford?
  by GirlOnTheTrain
They did a lot of timer recalibration and changing speeds. Not sure if the SPEED Unit (yes that is/was the name) has been disbanded permanently or if further tweaking will ensue in light of Andy’s departure.

Some things entirely unrelated to that project that were Andy projects have not yet gone the way of the dodo as many expected them to, so I think the Fast Forward plan in general isn’t entirely dead.
  by Jeff Smith
Well, now that Andy is no longer taking the spotlight from Prince Andrew, hopefully the ideas will remain and be taken credit for by his majesty.