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Hurricane Sandy Watch

As Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered mandatory evacuations of the city’s low-lying Zone A by 7 p.m. today, reports NY1.

Zone A includes Throggs Neck and Pelham Bay.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this morning that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s subway and rail service will shut down at 7 p.m. and bus service will end at 9 p.m.

Public schools in New York City will be closed on Monday.

Click here to find out if you live in an evacuation zone.




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MTA Reveals Rail Service Proposal to East Bronx Neighborhoods

MTA officials launched a series of informational sessions to outline a proposed Metro-North rail service to four neighborhoods in the East Bronx. The project, which is to be completed by 2019, aims to provide swifter access to and from the area to Midtown Manhattan, Westchester and communities outside of the city.

Construction of the new train stations are being proposed for Hunts Point, Parkchester, Morris Park and Co-op City, DNAinfo reports. Expansion of the Metro-North service would connect the existing Hudson line with one line along the west side of Manhattan. The existing New Haven line in Westchester would connect to another line along the Bronx.

MTA officials’ proposal to build six new train stations intends to shorten the commute of roughly 5,000 Bronx residents who currently use the Metro-North line to travel to their jobs outside the city and to foster economic growth in the Bronx.



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New East Bronx train line project eyed

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is eyeing a new train project linking four new stops in the East Bronx to Penn Station.

Charles Moerdler, an MTA board member from Riverdale, told the NY Daily News the new line would be a boon for East Bronx institutions such as Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as East Bronx residents working in Westchester County and Rockland County, as well as Manhattan.

The project would require at least $200 million from New York and $100 million from Connecticut – money that the states have yet to commit.

MTA spokesman said the Federal Environmental Assessment should be completed by 2013, so the project could not start until 2016.


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Halloween mischief could shut down bus lines, NY Daily News

The MTA says it may shut down bus lines in three neighborhoods, including Country Club and Edgewater in the Bronx, if Halloween mischief arises, according to the Daily News. Officials say these have been problem areas for vandalism in years past, but some locals aren’t convinced such drastic action—which would affect  Bx8 (Edgewater Park); Bx24 (Country Club)—is necessary.

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Service returns to two Bronx subway stops, NY1

Relief came for riders in the Bronx Friday when they heard that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is finally returning service at the Elder and St. Lawrence Avenue stops on the IRT after eight months of construction, NY1 reports.

The stations should be open Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

The work at the Elder and St. Lawrence stations was part of a five station project that’s bringing new lighting, public announcement systems, platforms, mezzanines and canopies.


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Female bus driver assaulted for passing a bus stop in Fordham

Maria Hogan had to pass the 192nd Street/Kingsbridge Road stop due to construction. An angry passenger attacked Hogan several blocks later, punching and pushing her. This is the second attack on a bus driver this month. The MTA, ABC Local reported, is expected to buy 100 new bus partitions to protect drivers.

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VIDEO – Fast Bus, Slow Business

by Wanda Hellmund

Fast Bus Slow Business from on Vimeo.

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VIDEO – East Bronx Straphangers Struggle with Station Closures

Two stations that service the number six train line in the East Bronx closed Monday for renovations causing significant delays for commuters, who now must use the BX 4 bus to finish their trip. The stations are scheduled to be closed until September 2010.

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