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Beginning Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25 and continuing through the extended holiday weekend, MTA Long Island Rail Road will be providing extra train service and reduced fare programs that will making travel a snap for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Metro-North wants to get you to some of the season’s best shows and save you money, too. Metro-North is offering discount tickets for two Broadway hits – Les Miserables and the Illusionists. Plus, don’t miss out on the ever-popular Radio City Christmas Spectacular with savings of 20 percent. And, this year’s Progressive International Motorcycle Show is sure to wow adults and children, alike.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 20 - November 23
Ride the Rails Free and Save on Kinky Boots
Ride and Save on Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Use Code LIRR to Save $10 on Tickets & RIDE FREE to the Show!
A familiar face to the MTA family will be returning...this time, to head New York City Transit. On Tuesday, MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast announced the appointment of Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim as the eighth permanent president of the agency, which moves more than 8 million daily customers on subways, buses, the Staten Island Railway and paratransit service.
Ride Free and Save on The Illusionists
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 13 - November 16
Customers at some more subway stations can now check social media or download apps thanks to Phase 4 expansion of wireless, public safety and Wi-Fi services to 21 underground subway stations in the Bronx and 16 in Manhattan. In addition, Transit Wireless has initiated design and construction work on the fifth phase of the seven-phase project to wire all 279 underground MTA stations. When completed, Phase 5 will bring another 37 stations online by mid-2016, including the first stations in Brooklyn. “More and more, access to high speed internet is a necessity and many New Yorkers cannot afford to be blacked out while trying to get from point A to point B,” Governor Cuomo said. “By ensuring that subways stations throughout the city offer full Wi-Fi capabilities, we are not only improving rider experience, but also making public transportation a more viable option for those who work in and around our city.”
The MTA is celebrating 75 years of the Queens Midtown Tunnel the weekend of November 15, three years after the only under-river link for Manhattan and Queens drivers closed for the first time due to extensive flooding in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Sports Fans Are Helping to Push MTA Long Island Rail Road Ridership Higher
Take the train to dine during Fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW) presented by The Valley Table magazine, November 2 to 15. The anticipation is already building as the valley’s top chefs and restaurateurs prepare for the region’s ultimate culinary event. Offering everything from Hudson River views of the Palisades (X20 Xaviars on Hudson in Yonkers and The Red Hat Bistro in Irvington) to village Main Street shopping (Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill in Cold Spring and Kitchen Sink Food & Drink in Beacon), almost 80 Restaurant Week participants are within walking distance from a Metro-North station along the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines.
The ribbon has been cut for the newly completed North White Plains Parking Garage located at the southeast corner of Bond Street and Haarlem Avenue, across from the Metro-North North White Plains train station. North White Plains station is one of the busiest stations in Metro-North’s service area, serving almost 2,200 customers during the weekday and almost 1,300 riders on the weekend.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 30 - November 2
The New York Mets will be taking on the Kansas City Royals in the 2015 World Series and MTA trains and buses will be ready to serve fans headed to Citi Field starting Friday, October 30 for Games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary). If you’re not into the Fall Classic, there’s plenty more going on this weekend with Saturday’s annual Village Halloween Parade and Sunday’s TSC New York City Marathon. Wherever you are going, the MTA will get you there!
MTA Board Approves 2015 - 2019 Capital Program
There’s no better way to get around New York City than the subway system and that has been the case for more than a century. In observing the 111th anniversary of North America’s largest subway, customers should note that the system has recently been expanded by one station – the newly opened 34th Street – Hudson Yards terminal. While making it far more convenient to reach Manhattan’s far West Side, the Flushing Line’s latest addition will spur tremendous growth in the surrounding area just as the subway did for the City.
A 1,920-square-foot seating area in Grand Central Terminal’s Lower Level Dining Concourse is closed as of Monday, October 26, in order to open a structural framework that will allow for the future construction of stairways and escalators that will connect Grand Central’s Lower Level to the 10-block long, 350,000-square-foot Long Island Rail Road concourse and eight-track train terminal being built underneath Grand Central Terminal.
E. Virgil Conway, who served as both Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) chairman and as a member of the MTA Board, died Wednesday in Southampton, New York. He was 85.