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Hardening and Protecting Our Transit Infrastructure
Officials see firsthand some of the emerging technologies the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering as part of the agency’s comprehensive hardening and resiliency efforts to protect the system from future storms.
This weekend, we repaired tracks on the A and D line south of 81st street in Manhattan and on the 7 line near Queensboro Plaza. Photos: MTA New York City Transit / Leonard Wiggins
Long Island Rail Road wants to help you savor the flavors of the North Fork this fall with connections to free shuttle service to the region for Veteran’s Day weekend. The shuttles are available at all LIRR North Fork stations to transport visitors to various wineries and food establishments during its Taste North Fork event on November 9, 10 and 11.
The LIRR wants you to go ahead and scream your way to Halloween by offering discount packages to New York City’s biggest and scariest haunted attraction, Blood Manor.
On Monday, October 28 at 5 a.m., MTA New York City Transit will re-open the newly refurbished northbound platforms of the [B] [Q] Line stations at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue in Brooklyn – a full two weeks earlier than scheduled.
FASTRACK has had an impact on the reliability of service; delays have been reduced by 4.4% in areas where FASTRACK work has been performed.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo visited NYC Transit headquarters for a press event launching “Come See the Comeback,” a freshly-developed tourism campaign. It urges New Yorkers to visit destinations within the MTA service region, ravaged last year by Superstorm Sandy but now well on their way back and ready for visitors. The Governor then led the press into the Whitehall Street station where they inspected a Grand Central/Times Square Shuttle train wrapped with the colorful “I Love NY” tourism ad campaign.
Long Island Rail Road and Jamaica station are celebrating a milestone. The major transportation hub, used by 150,000 commuters every day, marked its 100th anniverary on Wednesday, October 24, 2013.
A video of the ongoing work to rebuild the Montague Tubes is now available on the MTA’s YouTube page.
The Grand Central-Times Square 42nd Street Shuttle’s newest “wrap” is the “I Love NY” logo and images of tourism destinations in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island.
The LIRR is pleased to announce it has extended Greenport Saturday/Sunday service through Thanksgiving weekend. The additional train runs will help serve the growing needs of customers who plan to visit the beautiful North Fork during the fall months.
The Bronx approach reconstruction project at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge won “Best Project of the Year” by a panel of industry experts from Engineering News Record. The $212 million Capital project to reconstruct 2,091-feet of roadway at the Bronx approach to the bridge was completed two months ahead of schedule in September 2012. As a result, drivers now have wider 12-foot lanes and new safety shoulders for the first time in the bridge’s 74-year history. The new approach viaduct includes 15 new double-arch piers, new steel girders and six lanes of new, reinforced roadway decking. The project also included adding a new fire standpipe system and new roadway lighting.
MTA New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco, along with other MTA and elected officials participated today in the groundbreaking for the first new MTA Staten Island Railway station to be built since the MTA took over the private rail line in 1971.
The MTA welcomed it's first subway 'pop-up store at the Unon Square Station as part of its new initiative to get hip, small stores to lease space in the short-term. The shops will receive month-to-month leases from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for small retail spaces that are temporarily vacant while the agency is arranging long-term leases.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is offering a specially-priced travel package for seafood lovers heading to the annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, L.I. this weekend as well as extra train service and special bus service to get you to and from Long Island’s largest waterfront fair.
In an unprecedented and monumental effort, hundreds of track workers and maintenance personnel fanned out through the entire subway system searching for the autistic teen, who walked away from his Long Island City school more than a week ago and has not beenseen since.
MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design has unveiled an exhibition featuring the work of four noted contemporary artists working with the technique of paper-cutting to render their intricate and detailed subject matter.
M60 Select Bus Service (SBS) will launch in April 2014, speeding the commutes of more than 30,000 bus passengers who travel on 125th Street routes daily.
Metro-North offers a discount rail and admission Getaway package to the New York State Sheep and Wool Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19th & 20th.

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