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MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and board members marked the 180th anniversary of Long Island Rail Road at a special birthday celebration at Mineola station
The MTA is continuing its earth-friendly efforts -- this time by piloting new solar technology that allows customers to access real-time train, subway and bus arrival information without connection to the electrical grid. The MTA, Metro-North Railroad and New York City Transit are testing the performance and reliability of two solar-powered kiosks that use MTA Subway Time™ and MTA Bus Time™ to provide Metro-North customers with real-time arrival estimates for connecting subways and buses at Metro-North’s Woodlawn station. The kiosks also display Metro-North upcoming scheduled train arrivals, and they will display real-time estimates for Metro-North arrivals later this spring.
Motorists traveling through the Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Bridge toll plaza are enjoying improved traffic flow after two narrow toll lanes were combined into one wider lane. The photographs included here show the work as it progressed during the two-week period from March 24 to April 7, when the new wider toll lane was reopened to traffic.
The MTA has one overriding concern; the safe operation of North America’s largest public transportation system. Recognizing that safety is everyone’s responsibility and realizing that sometimes we could all use a little reminder, MTA New York City Transit’s marketing division has partnered with bus operations to create a colorful new print campaign advising bus riders, pedestrians and cyclists how to remain safe onboard and around buses.
The transportation project that will connect Long Island Railroad customers to Grand Central Terminal is making major advancements as the MTA announced today that it has awarded two new contracts for East Side Access.
Trash Can Removal Pilot Program to Expand
LIRR service is suspended on the Port Jefferson/Huntintgton and Ronkonkoma Branches due to a utility pole fire adjacent to the tracks east of Westbury. LIRR customers are advised to use alternate LIRR branches, including the Babylon, Montauk, Oyster Bay and Hempstead Branches.
Because of a track condition east of the East River Tunnels, the LIRR expects to cancel up to 17 trains out of Penn Station during the Monday evening rush hour. LIRR westbound service is temporarily suspended between Jamaica and Penn Station, and Woodside and Penn Station (on the Port Washington Branch). New York City Transit is honoring LIRR fares on the E subway in Jamaica and on the 7 subway train at Woodside.
Experience the Great Shops, Restaurants and Culture of Long Island City While Work on 7 Line Continues
The Long Island Rail Road is starting a $120 million construction program designed to protect the LIRR’s Long Beach Branch from the kind of devastating damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. To better fortify the branch, construction is starting on a four-year project to build three new power stations, replace switch machines, signals and communications systems as well as third rail equipment and, lastly, harden the electrical system that powers the Wreck Lead Bridge, which spans Reynolds Channel and connects Island Park to the City of Long Beach.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 11 - April 14
It's easier than always stopping at the toll booth and drivers know it. That's why 300,000 E-ZPass On-the-Go tags have been sold in cash lanes at MTA’s seven bridges and two tunnels since the program began in June 2011. Motorists continue to enjoy the convenience and savings of E-ZPass rather than sitting in long lines, fumbling for cash and change.
A day after they rescued a stray dog from busy electrified railroad tracks in Harlem, quick-thinking MTA police officers reunited with the lucky pooch at her temporary home at Animal Care & Control of New York City.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the bridge’s April 29, 1939 opening with historic exhibits at museums in Queens and the Bronx, and will kick off with a roundtable discussion on the history of the bridge this month. To kick off the celebration, Bridges and Tunnels Deputy Chief Engineer Aris Stathopoulos and Mary Hedge, administrator of the agency’s Special Archive collection, will participate in a roundtable discussion at the Queens Historical Society on April 13 to discuss the history and design of the bridge. MTA Bridges and Tunnels will also host three exhibits this year using historical images from the agency’s Special Archive, which has one of the most extensive visual records of Depression-era public works in the country with 100,000 photos, 40,000 drawings, 50 scale models, and 40,000 feet of film footage. The first opens June 22 at the Queens Historical Society. Another will open in July at a venue in Queens still to be determined, and a third exhibit will be held this fall at the Bronx Historical Society.
ankee fans riding the subway to Opening Day on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles can head up to Yankee Stadium riding aboard MTA New York City Transit’s special “Nostalgia Train.” First pitch is at 1:05 pm.
Whether you’re rooting for the Yankees or cheering for the Mets, Metro-North can get you to the stadiums this season with direct service to Yankee Stadium and connecting subway service to Citi Field.
With the vernal equinox upon us, why not find your poetic inspiration as MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design presents Poetry in Motion Springfest on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. The event, in partnership with the Poetry Society of America (the nation’s oldest poetry organization), celebrates National Poetry Month. The program was inspired by New York State Poet Laureate Marie Howe, Arts for Transit’s de facto Poet in Residence, who is dedicated to bringing poetry to everyone in the metropolitan area.
The UConn Huskies are in the "Elite Eight", bringing them one step closer to the NCAA Championships! There's no better way to get to the Garden than to take Metro-North into Grand Central Terminal, which is a short walk, subway or bus ride from Madison Square Garden.
Mass transit is the best way to see Mets and Yankee home openers. Beat traffic, tolls, parking headaches, and rising gas prices. Let the MTA take you to the games.