MTA

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a proposal to transform the MTA and create dedicated and sustained funding streams for the agency. The proposal includes the joint endorsement of congestion pricing and a plan to reorganize the MTA.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that an agreement has been reached among the MTA, Empire State Development and Amtrak that will lead to four new Metro-North Railroad stations being built along an underutilized rail line in the east Bronx with access to Penn Station.

NEW YORK (AP) - Deep in the bedrock 15 stories below the famous Grand Central Terminal, a cavernous construction site is slowly, and expensively, taking shape as a commuter rail hub that will accommodate more than 150,000 passengers a day. East Side Access has been dogged by massive cost overruns and delays since construction began nearly a dozen years ago.

On Nov. 3, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the official ground breaking of 3 Hudson Boulevard, The Moinian Group's 53-story, 2 million-sq.-ft. office tower, located in the Hudson Yards District of New York City. With infrastructure work on the 34th Street train station now complete, Moinian will move to complete the tower, targeting LEED Gold certification, by 2021.

Fluor Corporation announced Aug. 28, that the Purple Line Transit Partners joint venture team, comprised of Fluor, Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, LLC, and Star America Purple Line, LLC, broke ground on the Purple Line Light Rail project for the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).

The MTA's top construction executive who oversaw completion of the Second Ave. subway and other major projects is retiring, he announced in a letter to the MTA board. Michael Horodniceanu said in the March 15 letter that he's stepping down as president of MTA Capital Construction Company after the agency achieved a "grand slam" of megaprojects — the first phase of the Second Ave.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York is working on one of the largest public works projects currently under way in the United States. The project's purpose is to bring the Long Island Rail Road into a new terminal and concourse on the East Side, which is being constructed below and connected to Grand Central Terminal.