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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 5 - September 8
The thoroughbreds are back from Saratoga and the MTA Long Island Rail Road's 'Belmont Special' is at the starting gate and ready for the fall racing season at beautiful Belmont Park. The LIRR is partnering with The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) again this year to provide regular train service for racing fans for the start of the Fall Meet Friday, September 5, and continuing through October 26. Through the partnership, NYRA is subsidizing the cost of operating the LIRR Belmont service for racing fans.
It will be smoother riding for motorists heading from Manhattan to Queens on the newly reconstructed Robert F. Kennedy Bridge ramp that was finished a month ahead of schedule. The successful design/build project, which began in 2012, was done with minimal impact to customers. The two-lane ramp, used by most to drive from Manhattan across the bridge’s Queens bridge span, now has a smoother riding surface, safety shoulders, and drainage improvements. It also meets the latest design requirements, including seismic improvements.
Subway and bus riders may notice something a little different, yet familiar on some new MetroCards. That's because wo medical facilities in New York City have purchased advertising space on MetroCards, becoming the first hospitals to promote their services on the fare card. A print run of 50,000 cards for Mount Sinai’s Urgent Care site was the first of the two to be made available last week, with distribution at the 116 St-Columbia University [1] station and 96 St [1][2][3] station.
[G] Line service was restored on Tuesday, September 2 in time for the post Labor Day morning rush. The five-week suspension between Court Sq and Nassau Av began July 25 and gave MTA New York City Transit maintenance crews the opportunity to make Fix&Fortify resiliency repairs to the tubes, flooded and badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy nearly two years ago.
Metro-North doesn’t want you to work hard to celebrate Labor Day! Metro-North has plenty of train service to get you where you need to go for the entire holiday weekend starting Friday, August 29, and continuing through Labor Day, Monday, September 1.
Long Island Rail Road customers have more reasons to make an early getaway and hang onto the last days of summer. The LIRR will provide eight additional early-afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, August 29, for customers planning to get an early start to he Labor Day Weekend. There will be three extra Babylon trains, three extra Port Jefferson Branch trains, one extra train on the Port Washington Branch and one extra train to Far Rockaway.
The LIRR and Metro-North will provide 27 additional early-afternoon trains from Manhattan on Friday, August 30, for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day Weekend. For more information, please see the attached press releases from the LIRR and Metro-North. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule, and the LIRR will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule.
New routes, extensions and stops are among the bus enhancements customers will get to use on Sunday, August 31. One example will be the M12 route on the Far West Side of Manhattan to meet a demand for public transportation in an area of Manhattan that has experienced significant residential and commercial growth.
The MTA has a service plan to help Staten Island customers who may be impacted by potential street closures in and around the vicinity of the St. George Ferry Terminal due to tomorrow’s planned march,
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 22 - August 25
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge's almost 50-year history is a visually stunning one. And, what better way to kick off the span's silver anniversary than with an exhibit of historic photographs and artifacts? That's just what MTA Bridge and Tunnel officials did on Tuesday at the Staten Island Historical Society in Historic Richmond Town.
FASTRACK Success on the A C E
As tennis fever grips the New York area, the MTA wants to help get you to all the action without worrying about the hassles of parking and traffic. US Open fans have a few mass transit options to get within walking distance of USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Tennis fever is about to grip New York and MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service to Mets-Willets Point Station in Queens to get fans to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament beginning with the first pre-tournament event on Tuesday, August 19 through the championship showdowns that wrap up on Monday, September 8.
ADVISORY: MetroCard Vending Machines Undergo Scheduled Software Upgrade Only Cash Transactions Accepted During Systemwide Update Early Saturday
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for August 15 - August 18
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced an update to the MTA Subway Time™ iPhone and web app that makes real-time arrival information available for MTA Staten Island Railway. MTA Subway Time™ app was launched in December 2012 and shows the real-time train arrival data for the [1][2][3][4][5][6][L] lines and the 42 St [S] shuttle.
LIRR customers are advised to expect some cancellations and minor delays during this evening's rush hour due to lingering weather-related issues.
The historic 1890 train station in Port Chester has been renovated and has reopened to the public as the Port Chester Hall & Beer Garden in the heart of downtown. The new eatery also provides weekday coffee service in the morning for locals and Metro-North commuters alike.