# New york city subway
MTA Budget Shortfalls & Bankruptcy As Ridership Stalls
According to information obtained by “The LIRR Today”, MTA ridership numbers have slowed dramatically throughout 2022. Between the months of May and June, the MTA attracted less than 100K new riders to the network. Ridership increases have essentially stopped, as more people are choosing to work remotely. The MTA was expecting 85% of riders to be back by the end of 2022, but information obtained by “The LIRR Today” says that the MTA will be issuing new projections with its July Financial Plan. the MTA expects ridership to flatline at 60% of pre-pandemic levels. If ridership were to flatline as expected, the MTA would be facing bankruptcy by 2024.
MTA Announces Planned Work Along Brooklyn Subway Lines
If you're planning to travel along the (Q) Line this summer, you may have to make some adjustments to your plans. Just recently, the MTA announced a batch of service changes affecting many who use the south Brooklyn lines of the New York City Subway. During the weekends between July 16 and August 14, direct service to and from Manhattan via the Brighton line will be cut, while the MTA completes essential track maintenance. Shuttle trains will provide service between Prospect Park and Coney Island, and free shuttle buses will provide service between Prospect Park and the Atlantic Avenue Station.
MTA Increasing Speeds On Multiple Subway Lines
A 6 Train departing Zerega Avenue - This is one of the many lines which will see the benefits of speedier service(MysticTransit) In an interview with NBC New York, NYCT President, Richard Davey said that the MTA is increasing train speeds on multiple lines in the subway system. The MTA’s “S.P.E.E.D. Unit“ has been traversing the system to determine where they can raise speed limits and get rid of certain timers and speed restrictions that unnecessarily slowed trains. These “speed-ups” can be observed on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, D, N, Q, R, and W Lines, and will most likely come to more lines after the S.P.E.E.D. Unit’s evaluation on them later this year. “We’re able to reduce the trips on those lines by about 2 minutes or so. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but if you accumulate it over a day, it’s quite a lot of time...”
MTA Announces Reconstruction Of Two Subway Lines
Recently, the MTA announced the reconstruction of tracks and maintenance along both the IND Concourse Line in the Bronx, served by the (B) and (D) Lines, and the BMT Archer Avenue Line in Queens, served by the (J) and (Z) Lines.
MTA Speeding Up Service, $61M Staircases, and MORE - Transit News
New York City Transit President, Richard Davey has said that the MTA will be speeding up subway service on multiple lines this summer.
5 Weird & Interesting Facts About the NYC Subway
In this video, I share 5 of my favorite weird and interesting facts about the New York City subway. A 16 year old kid impersonated a guy and drove the subway? An iconic Michael Jackson video was filmed in an abandoned subway station? Watch to find out more! Follow me on Instagram: <a href="https://instagram.com/therealhannahlee">https://instagram.com/therealhannahlee</a>