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The MTA Capital Plan will be funded and the state's investment will be the largest ever made to the program. As Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a budget agreement on Thursday, MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast expressed his satisfaction with the agreement.
A new and improved Wantagh Station is getting underway. MTA Long Island Rail Road announced the primary contractor for the planned $23.9 million rehabilitation project. Fortunato Sons Contracting, Inc., will lead the venture expected to create 100 construction jobs. The infrastructure investment at Wantagh, financed by the MTA Capital Program, will include a new concrete platform, segmented canopy, platform waiting room, escalator, elevator, lighting, communications system and signage as well as a distinctive public art project. It’s all part of the first significant upgrade of the facility since it was built nearly 50 years ago. The addition of an elevator will make the station ADA accessible for the first time.
As March ‘goes out like a lamb’ the surest sign of spring arrives -- baseball season is about to begin. The New York Yankees home opener is scheduled for Monday, April 4 and the New York Mets open their season at home on Friday, April 8. All season long, getting to the stadiums are stress-free when you ride the subway, MTA’s railroads or MTA buses. Here are details of game-day service for Yankee and Mets fans, alike.
The New York Yankees return to the Bronx on Monday, April 4, with their 2016 home opener against the Houston Astros. MTA Metro-North Railroad is coming back too, with “Yankee Clipper” service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, and continual shuttle service before, during and after the game from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125th Street.
Our National League champion New York Mets return to Citi Field on Friday, April 8 to play their 2016 home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies and MTA Long Island Rail Road is once again providing special train service to Mets-Willets Point Station and the ballpark.
As March ‘goes out like a lamb’ the surest sign of spring arrives -- baseball season is about to begin. The New York Yankees home opener is scheduled for Monday, April 4 and the New York Mets open their season at home on Friday, April 8. All season long, getting to the stadiums are stress-free when you ride the subway or MTA buses. Here are details of game-day service for Yankee and Mets fans, alike.
It's a big step forward for the LIRR Main Line Expansion Project. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the hiring of a consulting firm to assist in the environmental review and formal community engagement process for the work which calls for adding a third track along a critical 9.8-mile section of LIRR’s Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville Stations.
MTA New York City Transit has named John F. O’Grady to the permanent position of Senior Vice President of Capital Program Management, an interim position he has held since 2015 in conjunction with his role overseeing Transit’s ongoing recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 25 - March 28
Tim Hortons, “Canada’s favourite coffee chain,” officially opened its doors at the White Plains Station. The franchise is operated by Gateway Foods, which has been operating a newsstand at the station since June 2014 that it intends to begin renovating.
On Good Friday, March 25, the New York City Subway and Staten Island Railway will operate on regular weekday schedules, and the Long Island Rail Road will offer 10 extra trains departing Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. A normal Sunday schedule will be in effect on Easter Sunday, March 27. However, there will be some adjustments to MTA services as noted below.
The Long Island Rail Road will provide additional eastbound service on Friday, March 25 for customers leaving work early on Good Friday, the start of the Easter weekend.
he MTA is proud to present opportunities to small businesses across the Hudson Valley region. The transportation authority, which includes Metro-North, will hold an event for anyone who owns a small business, especially one that’s certified through Federal or State programs as disadvantaged or owned by members of minorities, women or veterans who have been disabled in the line of duty.
From futuristic concept cars to never-before-seen production models -- New York International Auto Show has it all, and MTA’s railroads are offering discount rides and show packages to this must-see, annual event. Long Island Rail Road customers can take advantage of up to 30% savings for the package which includes LIRR off-peak round-trip rail fare and admission to the Auto Show.
It's no secret that Metro-North’s East of Hudson schedules will be changing on April 3, 2016 to improve on-time performance during peak travel periods, support critical track and infrastructure work and address customer requests, but shhh...Metro-North has more ways to provide you with a quieter ride. Certain morning and evening rush hour trains on the New Haven, Harlem and Hudson Lines will be adjusted by between 1 and 4 minutes. These minor adjustments will decrease train dwell time at stations, relieve congestion, increase train speed, help prevent the cascading impact of minor delays and improve on-time performance.
A familiar MTA campaign has a new twist. The “If you see something, say something” public safety campaign is incorporating real stories from real New Yorkers who have reported suspicious packages or activities. An advertising campaign that launches today adds a new slogan for the first time, “New Yorkers Keep New York Safe,” and features MTA customers who describe the scenarios they experienced that prompted them to report suspicious packages or activities.
The calendar calls for the First Day of Spring on Sunday, but we may get a wintry blast possibly dumping several inches of snow in parts of the metropolitan region. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is hard at work to ensure safe, reliable service this weekend. MTA New York City Transit, Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are once again preparing. Personnel will be ready to drop salt and clear platforms and stairs of snow but customers are urged to use extreme caution while navigating the system, especially on outdoor platforms and stairs.
MTA New York City Transit is preparing to rebuild two crucial sections of the [M] line in Brooklyn and Queens in order to ensure that two decades-old deteriorating overpasses remain safe for travel.
MTA New York City Transit's new head of Subways is actually not new to New York City Transit, at all. Wynton Habersham, the Acting Senior Vice President of the Department of Subways, has been appointed to fill the role permanently. The Senior Vice President of Subways is responsible for planning, directing and controlling the subway and its safe operation.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 18 - March 21

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