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Memorial Day 2018 Holiday Transit Schedules

Memorial Day will be on Monday, May 28, 2017. Memorial Day gives us here in the United States a chance to reflect on the hardworking service of our military members, especially those who have lost their lives while fighting to protect our country’s freedoms.

Like most Federal Holidays, most transit agencies will be running limited services, with some agencies not running services at all. If you plan on using transit on Memorial Day, please plan your day accordingly…and in ahead, as customer service lines may be closed.


Additional Notes:

Some trolleybus routes (Pinellas County) may operate on a schedule other than a Sunday schedule. Please check the transit district’s website for details.

Additional Notes:

NYCMTA Website

NY/NJ PATH Website

NJ Transit Website

Chicago CTA Website

PACE Website (Chicago area suburban bus services)

Metra Website (Chicago area Commuter Rail services)

Additional Notes:

Virginia Beach WAVE Service is currently in operation.


Memorial Day 2016 Z-CustServ1

Memorial Day 2016 Z-CustServ2

Additional Notes:

Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) are available throughout the following locations for customer convenience.

  • HART (Tampa, FL): All major transit centers.
  • HRT (Norfolk/Hampton, VA): Along the Tide LRT corridor in Norfolk, as well as at HRT transit centers, the High St Ferry station, and at select (summer) locations along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
  • NYC MTA: Various locations throughout the region.
  • PATH: Most subway stations.
  • Chicago CTA & Pace Bus: Various locations throughout the region via Ventra.

Normal Transit Service Resumption:

Regular weekday transit services will resume on Tuesday, May 29, 2015.


Disclaimer:

All information in this post have been compiled from the websites and social media channels of the respective transit agencies listed above. Ultimately, the agencies themselves are responsible for the accuracy of information that I’ve gathered. However, if you notice something that I’ve written that doesn’t match what the agency has posted (mistakes do happen, we’re all human), please let me know right away so that I can correct the information. Thank you.


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May, 2018 Photo of the Month

MTA NYCT #5618 (2002 or 2003) New Flyer D60HF articulated transit bus on layover near The Cooper Union. This is among several buses that are currently being retired.

May’s “Photo of the Month” showcase is New York City Transit #5618, which is either a 2002 or 2003 New Flyer D60HF articulated transit bus. These buses were originally designated as the D60 prior to the manufacturing of low floor buses and are also known by their nickname, the “Galaxy”. I got to ride one of these buses along the M79 “Crosstown” route in Manhattan prior to its conversion to Select Bus Service (BRT Lite). Upon the conversion, the D60HFs were immediately replaced by newer Nova LFS and New Flyer Xcelsior articulated models.

Like many older transit buses, the D60HF is no longer being manufactured, as New Flyer only produces its Xcelsior low floor line of transit buses. The remaining buses are being replaced by such newer buses, as well as newer model Nove LFS articulated units. It won’t be much longer before there’s only a handful of these buses left in service, so I know of many transit enthusiasts who are trying to get their final batches of photos, videos, and bus rides in before 2018 comes to a close. Like many retired bus fleets in the New York City metro region, I expect one or two (maybe three or four) units to be preserved by the New York Transit Museum and perhaps a few other units preserved by other transit museums.

Service Advisories

This page will be updated regularly when there is a detour or other service change that may impact transit customers for more than 72 hours.

For advisories affecting the New York MTA, please visit the agency’s Planned Service Changes page. You can also sign up for alerts when service interruptions occur.

For advisories affecting the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (a.k.a. LYNX), please visit the agency’s Service Alerts page.

The listing below is current as of 5/7/2018
Transit agency logos are utilized for informational purposes ONLY. Thank you.


Selmon Extension Construction: Construction is well underway for the Selmon Expressway Extension project. During this time, all existing travel lanes on Gandy Blvd between the Gandy Bridge and Dale Mabry Hwy will be open during weekday rush hour. The same case will be for Dale Mabry Hwy from just south of Gandy Blvd to just south of Fair Oaks Ave, and the Selmon Exwy itself from the Gandy Blvd terminus to Himes Ave. Restrictions on turn lanes have been enacted – meaning that some turn lanes have shifted in alignment while others are closed off entirely. Lane closures on all three thoroughfares is possible during off-peak daytime hours, overnights, and weekends. Additionally, closures are possible along Manhattan Ave during off-peak times, which could affect HART Route 17.

HART Flex South Tampa: Due to utility work, HART Flex vans are deviating in the Sunset Park area of South Tampa. Stops along Manhattan Ave, between Sevilla St & El Prado Blvd, are not being served. This detour is expected to last through 5/14/18.

Detour in Oldsmar: Route 67 Southbound will travel on its regular route on Tampa Rd and make a left on St. Petersburg Dr E to regular route.

Delays & Detours – Pass-A-Grille: Due to ongoing roadway construction, the Central Avenue Trolley Westbound will travel on its regular route to Pass-a-Grille Way, right on 26th Ave, left on Sunset Way, right on 22nd Ave, left on Gulf Way, left on 19th Ave, and right on Pass-a-Grille Way to regular route. The Central Avenue Trolley Eastbound will travel on its regular route to Gulf Way, right on 22nd Ave, left on Sunset Way, right on 23rd Ave, and left on Pass-a-Grille Way to regular route. Westbound passengers may catch the route on 19th Ave or end of line. Eastbound passengers may catch the route on Pass-a-Grille Way around 23rd Ave Area.

In addition, longer-term changes are being explored, including splitting service south of the Don Cesar Beach Resort into a separate shuttle route. While this split has been illustrated on the February, 2018 system map, existing CAT schedules remain posted. If the split does occur, I will update my site as quickly as possible to reflect the changes.

Delays & Detours – Pier District: Effective Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00AM until further notice.The Central Avenue Trolley Eastbound will travel on its regular route to 2nd Ave N to the Bayshore Blvd. Dolphin parking lot is closed. The Central Avenue Trolley Westbound will make a right on Bayshore Blvd. to a right on Central Avenue to regular route. Passengers may catch the route at 2nd Ave N and Bayshore Blvd.


Special Event Detours

Special events can always cause detours and interruptions to transit lines. Please check with your transit agency for more information.

Tampa Bay AirFest: Saturday, May 12, 2018 and Sunday, May 13, 2018