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MTA Long Island Rail Road will continue to operate reduced service for the AM peak rush-hour on Friday, running 135 morning rush hour trains during - nine less than normal - as it continues to recover from the storm and so inspections, delayed by snowfall, can continue following Wednesday's non-passenger train derailment of one train car.
Because of the ongoing winter storm, the LIRR is adding four additional trains departing Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:40 p.m., and will run 111 trains out of New York City between 3:27 p.m. and 6:33 p.m.
LIRR will cancel nine of its 144 regularly scheduled AM rush hour trains on Thursday, February 9, as crews continue to work around the clock at Jamaica Station following the derailment of one train car at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8.
LIRR service is temporarily suspended in both directions through Jamaica due to a stalled equipment train. Port Washington Branch service is not affected. NYC Transit is cross-honoring LIRR tickets at Penn Station, Jamaica and Atlantic Terminal.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for February 4-5
MTA Metro-North Railroad has announced that it will hold an Open House in Goshen, N.Y., on February 15 to share details on a proposal for capital improvements that will enable enhanced train service on the Port Jervis Line.
Darryl C. Irick Acting MTA NYCT President
SAS Ridership
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced has that Veronique Hakim will serve as the interim Executive Director of the MTA while a seven-person committee conducts a nationwide search for a permanent Chair and Chief Executive Officer. Hakim is a lifelong transportation professional who has spent more than 24 years at the MTA, including serving as President of New York City Transit since December 2015. MTA Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer will serve as Acting Chairman during the search for a permanent replacement.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to approve the lowest fare increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule for regular increases. The plan increased fares over the next two years by 4 percent – or less than 2 percent annually and less than the rate of inflation. The MTA was able to hold the necessary increases below inflation as a result of the agency’s continued discipline in keeping costs down. The new fares, which take effect March 19, will allow the MTA to continue to provide safe and reliable service.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to approve the lowest fare increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule for regular increases. The plan increased fares over the next two years by 4 percent – or less than 2 percent annually and less than the rate of inflation. The MTA was able to hold the necessary increases below inflation as a result of the agency’s continued discipline in keeping costs down. The new fares, which take effect March 19, will allow the MTA to continue to provide safe and reliable service.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to approve the lowest toll increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule for regular increases. The plan increased tolls over the next two years by 4 percent – or less than 2 percent annually and less than the rate of inflation. The MTA was able to hold the necessary increases below inflation as a result of the agency’s continued discipline in keeping costs down. The new tolls take effect March 19.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to keep the base fare flat for another two years in approving the lowest fare and toll increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule for regular increases.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has voted to keep the base fare flat for another two years in approving the lowest fare and toll increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule for regular increases.
The MTA is expanding sleep apnea screening and treatment that began in 2015 with Metro-North Railroad train engineers to Metro-North's conductors, Long Island Rail Road train engineers and conductors, New York City Transit subway train operators and conductors, and bus operators for New York City Transit and the MTA Bus Company, becoming the first public transportation agency to systematically screen employees for obstructive sleep apnea and offer priority, specialized treatment to employees. The program will expand to nearly 20,000 employees.
Metro-North Railroad is seeing record ridership numbers with approximately 86.5 million customers in 2016, the highest ridership in the railroad's history, surpassing the previous record of 86.3 million, set last year. Metro-North’s total ridership has more than doubled since the railroad was founded in 1983.
The Long Island Rail Road is seeing record ridership numbers, carrying 89.3 million customers in 2016, a 1.9% increase over last year and the highest ridership since 1949. The LIRR’s growth continues recent trends in which the LIRR has registered a 1.97% average growth per year over the past 5 years. The railroad’s ridership has grown 10.2% over five years, from 81.0 million in 2011.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroads are seeing record ridership numbers, with LIRR carrying 89.3 million customers in 2016, a 1.9% increase over last year and the highest ridership since 1949. Metro-North Railroad carried approximately 86.5 million in 2016, the highest ridership in Metro-North’s history.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for January 21-22

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