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The MTA wants the public's input on how to prepare for the future of transportation. The general public, as well as invited experts can provide input at next week's Transportation Reinvention Commission meetings.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is warning people to beware of a new email phishing scam that appears to be an attempt to collect unpaid tolls.
Want to make those carefree summer days last longer? Metro-North wants to help you extend those hours by offering discount overnight getaway packages to some great destinations throughout New York and Connecticut. “The Hudson Valley and Connecticut have some wonderful hotels and overnight accommodations right near the beach and other outdoor adventures,” said Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti. “Each offers a comfortable stay with its own amenities and is easily accessible from one of our stations.”
Two very special events commissioned by MTA’s Arts for Transit & Urban Design have been named by Americans for the Arts as among the year’s best public art projects in the U.S. and Canada.
The Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Workd July 4 -7
In anticipation of a heavy rain storm, MTA New York City Transit has already canvassed the system cleaning drains, removingtrash and making repairs.
Improvements along the 6 line at the Zerega and Burhre Avenue stations are on the way. The ongoing $109 million dollar renewal project at five stations along the Pelham Line does mean, however, that MTA New York City Transit will close the Zerega Av and Buhre Av stations in both directions on Saturday, July 5 at 12:01 a.m., and will remain closed until February, 2015.
Robert Moses may have been known as the master builder of New York’s highway system but he was also Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and whenever he built a new bridge he also constructed a new park nearby or chose a spot near an existing park.
You see an example of it every Friday for the MTA Weekender page. And now fans can see more of the celebrated work Massimo Vignelli designed for New York City Transit, as it is currently being featured at the Museum of Modern Art.
The Long Island Rail Road ants to help you get a jump start on your holiday weekend. LIRR will provide additional early-afternoon service from Penn Station, Thursday, July 3, adding eight eastbound trains to the schedule for customers planning an early getaway for the start of the Independence Day holiday.
On Friday, July 4, subways, buses, the LIRR and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Saturday schedule,
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra railroad service on Thursday, July 3, to allow customers to get a head start a long Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, July 4, subways, buses, the LIRR and the Staten Island Railway will operate on a Saturday schedule, and Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule with extra trains added.
Metro-North wants you to get a jump on the Independence Day holiday weekend. The Railroad is providing 17 extra getaway trains leaving Grand Central Terminal beginning Thursday, July 3 between noon and 4 p.m. On Friday, July 4th, Metro-North trains will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule with extra trains in both directions to get folks to and from the Macy’s Fireworks.
A Weekend at Work: June 28 - 30 at Queensboro Plaza Station
FASTRACK — MTA New York City Transit's aggressive maintenance program — returned to the 2 3 4 line lines in Brooklyn between Crown Heights and Downtown Brooklyn June 23-27, for the second time in 2014. During the successful week of maintenance work, trains did not stop at Bergen St, Grand Army Plaza, and Eastern Pkwy in either direction. NYC Transit workers took full advantage of the seven hours of train-free access each night between 10 PM and 5 AM to perform a range of cleaning and maintenance tasks of station and tunnel infrastructure, signal equipment, and track and third rail components.
Metro-North Railroad has made a "grand entrance" by dedicating Grand Central Terminal's main entry vestibule to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. On Monday, the Railroad dedicated the Terminal’s fully restored, main entry vestibule at 89 East 42nd Street and Park Avenue (Pershing Square), in honor of the former First Lady and iconic New Yorker who led the historic campaign to save Grand Central from destruction in the 1970s.
Enhanced Service Coming June 29.
Graffiti Vandal Arrested
A young peregrine falcon, one of the four hatched in May atop the Verrazano-Narrow Bridge, was scooped up and brought to safety after the fledgling recently made an unscheduled pit stop on the bridge’s upper level center median. MTA Bridges and Tunnels Maintainers Ed Sheehan and Asif Subhan were in a sweeper truck doing routine cleaning near the Brooklyn tower in the early morning hours of June 17 when they spotted something on the small strip of curbing adjacent to the center median, which divides east and west bound traffic. William McCann, MTA Bridges and Tunnels Director of Bridges South, said employees at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge are accustomed to dealing with all types of creatures that get onto MTA property from time to time but this was a bird of a different feather.
Growing ridership, shifting demographic trends and a changing climate are certain to have an impact on transportation in the coming decades. In order to keep up with these transportation challenges, the MTA has established a special advisory board of 22 experts who will be make up the Transportation Reinvention Commission.

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