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"Open Road" tolling and colorful LED lights are among the changes you'll see in the coming years when traveling on MTA's Bridges and Tunnels. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a transformational plan to reimagine New York's crossings for the 21st century. The plan will institute state-of-the-art automatic tolling at all MTA bridges and tunnels – reducing traffic congestion and decreasing emissions to improve the overall travel experience for millions of residents and visitors in New York State. At the Governor’s direction, the state will also deploy cutting-edge technology and security personnel to high-profile crossings in New York to enhance public safety and fortify anti-terror efforts.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the addition of Apple Pay and Masterpass digital wallet technology to MTA eTix, the mobile ticketing app that enables Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to purchase their tickets anywhere, anytime. Starting tomorrow morning, customers of these services will be able to use both services to purchase one way, round trip, ten trip, weekly, CityTickets -- as well and monthly passes —through MTA eTix.
The 33rd annual Oyster Festival takes over the streets of Oyster Bay Village over the weekend of October 15 and 16 and MTA Long Island Rail Road is definitely the best way to get there.
Beginning 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 3, MTA New York City Transit will close the Sutter Av-Rutland Rd and Junius St stations as part of an ongoing $88 million capital project to rehabilitate seven elevated stations along the New Lots Av 3 line in Brooklyn’s Brownsville and East New York neighborhoods
MTA Arts & Design has installed additions to two of its major art programs, Lightbox photography and Poetry in Motion®, to welcome customers back from summer holiday with new art on view in the MTA New York City Transit system.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 19-20
MTA Metro-North is Providing a Limited Shuttle Bus Service for Port Jervis and Pascack Valley Customers
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) today announced that it has received four design proposals from qualified engineering firms for the modernization of the LIRR’s level in Penn Station as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s sweeping plans to transform Penn Station and the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub.
A redesign of the A,C, E and 1,2, 3 subway lines at Penn Station-34th Street is among the sweeping plans announced on Tuesday by Governor Cuomo. The plans mean a complete transformation of the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub. At the Association for a Better New York, the Governor announced the selection of a developer-builder team including three companies, Related Companies, Vornado Realty LP, and Skanska AB to redevelop the Farley Building, creating a new 255,000 square foot Train Hall to house passenger facilities for the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak.
A new train hall with LIRR ticketing and waiting areas, a redesigned LIRR concourse at Penn, plus a redesign of the A,C, E and 1,2, 3 subway lines at Penn Station-34th Street are among the sweeping plans announced on Tuesday by Governor Cuomo. The plans mean a complete transformation of the historic James A. Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub. At the Association for a Better New York, the Governor announced the selection of a developer-builder team including three companies, Related Companies, Vornado Realty LP, and Skanska AB to redevelop the Farley Building, creating a new 255,000 square foot Train Hall to house passenger facilities for the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak.
Good news for customers who want texts and alerts about service to be more specific to their needs. The MTA has upgraded and rebranded its Email & Text Alert subscription service, now called My MTA Alerts®, to allow customers to request service information at specific times of the day within 30-minute intervals.
MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced that routine schedule adjustments to certain Metro-North Railroad Harlem and New Haven Line trains will take effect on Sunday, October 2. As part of this schedule change, the railroad will increase service at the Melrose and Tremont stations as a demonstration project to gauge the effect on ridership. On the Hudson Line, a temporary construction-related service change will be in effect on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9.
A Metro-North conductor has put "If You See Something, Say Something” into action and is being awarded for his efforts. Three other Metro-North Railroad employees are also being recognized for great work by the MTA Board. “As varied as their achievements are, all four employees share the character and leadership abilities that help make Metro-North a great railroad,” said Joseph Giulietti, President of Metro-North.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 23 - September 26
Two of the Long Island Rail Road's central hubs are about to get makeovers. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wedensday that work has begun on a $121 million initiative to rebuild, reimagine and modernize the Hicksville station, the busiest station on Long Island. In addition, the LIRR has awarded a $64.9 million contract to create a new platform and tracks at the Jamaica station, the LIRR’s central hub and main transfer point. Renderings of the Hicksville project are available here and of the Jamaica project here. The capital investments will improve the two key stations on the LIRR's 40-mile spine between Jamaica and Ronkonkoma.
The New York Transit Museum’s annual Bus Festival returns on Sunday, September 25! See and step aboard selections from the Museum’s vintage fleet representing more than 80 years of New York City surface transit history. Located on Boerum Place between State Street and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn, the event is free and open to the public from 11am to 6pm alongside the festivities, food, and fun of the 42nd Annual Atlantic Antic.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is co-sponsoring the 4th Annual Car Free Day Long Island on Thursday, September 22, the day supporters hope thousands of Long Islanders who usually drive will leave their car at home and take the LIRR to work, school, or to run errands.
As renewal projects at the Saratoga Av and Pennsylvania Av 3 line stations near completion, MTA New York City Transit will reopen the stations at 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 19. The two stations were closed for renewal work on April 11, 2016 as part of an $88 million capital project to rehabilitate seven elevated stations along the 3 line on the New Lots Av Branch. During the closures, customers were able to take advantage of free shuttle bus service. Improvements at both stations include the installation of brand new windscreens, platform lighting, benches, trash receptacles, guard rails and ADA tactile warning strips on the platforms. Both stations were painted and the fare control areas were reconfigured to enable better customer flow. Structural renovations include the installation of new columns, platform rubbing boards, and new mezzanine floors. While service at these stations will be restored, there is still work to be completed, including the installation of new windows, and a new exterior façade to the mezzanine.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 16 - September 19
Metro-North Railroad is offering customers special getaway deals for three upcoming Hudson Valley events that celebrate the area’s scenery, history, delicious locally produced wine, spirits and food. Riding Metro-North is a safe, economical and easy way to experience a beautiful fall day in the Hudson Valley, a region declared one of the top twenty tourist destinations in the world. Making the trip on Metro-North is part of the fun. Frommer’s Travel Guide calls the Metro-North ride along the Hudson River “one of the most scenic train trips in the United States.”

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