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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast today announced on October 10 that an agreement has been reached on the remaining funding for the MTA Capital Program. New York State has committed to provide $8.3 billion, and New York City has committed to provide $2.5 billion. The program, which totals $26.1 billion, outlines the next five years’ worth of vital investments to renew, enhance and expand the MTA network. This marks the largest investment in MTA infrastructure in history.
MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
GP-35 Locomotives Going Five Decades Strong
Custom Restoration of Historic Oyster Bar Staircases
A new traffic pattern is in place at the Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Bridge as part of MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ $8.9 million Capital project to install overhead Open Road Tolling (ORT) steel gantries on the Manhattan-bound and Bronx-bound toll plazas.
Let LIRR Get You to Blood Manor This Halloween Season
Service Suspended
Fans headed to Yankee Stadium for Tuesday’s wild card playoff game can take a pre-game ride on a four-car nostalgia train. The train is scheduled to leave 42 St-Grand Central at approximately 7 p.m., arriving at 161 St-Yankee Stadium about 30 minutes later. The cars, originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) system, entered service in 1917 and worked into the early 1960s. The train will operate non-stop to 161 St.
MTA New York City Transit has begun to test new technologies aimed at improving safety for drivers, bus customers and pedestrians. The 60-day tests of pedestrian turn warning and collision avoidance systems will determine if a full pilot of one or both systems can proceed in 2016.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 2 - October 5
MTA Metro-North Railroad is continuing to monitor severe weather and make preparations as Hurricane Joaquin makes its way up the east coast. The weather is expected to impact southern parts of New York State beginning Thursday and potentially lasting through this weekend. This weather is expected to include heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding. Local power outages in hard-hit areas are also anticipated.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is continuing to monitor severe weather and make preparations as Hurricane Joaquin makes its way up the east coast.
The MTA is continuing to monitor severe weather and make preparations as Hurricane Joaquin makes its way up the east coast. The weather is expected to impact southern parts of New York State beginning Thursday and potentially lasting through this weekend. This weather is expected to include heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding. Local power outages in hard-hit areas are also anticipated.
New York Islanders use horns of R160 class of subway cars to herald goals at home games.
In anticipation of heavy rain this week, MTA New York City Transit has already canvassed the system cleaning drains, removing trash and making repairs.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels officials, Staten Island elected officials and family members of fallen MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officer Thomas Choi attended a solemn ceremony Monday to rename a portion of Major Avenue in honor of Choi, who was critically injured at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in October 2013 and succumbed to those injuries last December after remaining in a coma for 14 months.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 25 - September 28
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is highlighting its continuing efforts toward a greener world with a special edition MetroCard asking customers to work together for climate action. A million MetroCards have been issued with a green front face and a green message on the back reminding customers that they are helping to address climate change by taking public transportation and asking how else they can incorporate greener efforts into their everyday lives.
The Long Island Rail Road wants customers to know that a number of changes to little-used ticketing procedures that have faded in popularity are taking effect at the beginning of October. Most of the changes were previously announced when they were approved by the MTA Board in July.
New timetables are coming to Metro-North’s New Haven Line and Harlem Line on Sunday, October 4, and to the Hudson Line on Saturday, October 3. On the New Haven Line, Metro-North is creating a better morning rush hour connection to Greenwich for Shore Line East customers. On the Hudson Line, weekend track work will mean special timetables for seven weekends. Customers on all three lines should look for other, minor scheduling changes.

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