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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.
The Verrazano-Narrow Bridge’s newly reconstructed, two-lane Father Capodanno Boulevard ramp leading onto the Brooklyn-bound bridge lanes is now open to traffic. The new ramp, which is part of the $50 million, three-year project to improve traffic flow on the bridge’s ramps and approach roadways, was opened before the start of the morning rush on Friday, March 28. It is the latest milestone reached in the project, which has already seen completion of two other reconstructed Brooklyn-bound ramps at Narrows Road South and Lily Pond Avenue. All of the ramps were widened and safety shoulders were added for the first time.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work March 28 - March 31, 2014
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that Metro-North will run a special, extra New Haven Line train on March 28, to accommodate UConn men’s basketball fans expected to travel to New York City for the game.
Two NYPD officers were honored with heroism awards at this week’s NYC Transit Committee meeting.
Annual subway ridership of 1.708 billion is now the highest since 1949, and weekday ridership of 5.5 million is the highest since 1950. Weekend subway ridership was 5.8 million and has surpassed the highest ever ridership in 1946. Of note, total annual ridership increased 3.2% from 2012 to 2013, partially due to the five weekdays in 2012 with no service or free fares following Superstorm Sandy. However, even adjusting for Sandy, 2013 ridership increased more than 1.0% over 2012. Average weekday ridership increased 1.6% from 2012, excluding the five weekdays in 2012 with no service or free fares after Sandy. Weekend ridership increased even more at a 2.5% clip.
MTA's Metro-North Railroad and the Long Island Rail Road have plans for a train monitoring system that would detect defective or overheated wheels and loads of freight trains that operate on publicly owned tracks. The information would then be conveyed in real time to the railroads’ control centers.