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The Long Island Rail Road has partnered with the Progressive Insurance® New York Boat Show®, taking place January 24-28, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, to offer rail customers special discounts with a combined ticket option. The package is part of the LIRR’s 2018 New York City Getaways and includes discounted round-trip rail to Penn Station – about a 15-minute walk from the Javits Center -- and admission to the New York Boat Show, adding up to significant savings of up to 35% off.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) recently announced the dates for a series of jointly held open houses in January and February aimed at engaging those communities in Manhattan and Brooklyn that will be affected by the repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel on the L line.
The MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
As part of the on-going Enhanced Stations Initiative, Stewart Manor LIRR station is receiving a slate of enhancements designed to improve the customer experience as well as strengthen safety initiatives at this stop along the Hempstead Branch.
With advanced machinery that lays down rail 10x faster than ever before, the Long Island Rail Road Double Track project will completely lay down all 13 miles of new track between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma this month, and enable the project to be completed a whopping 16 months ahead of schedule.
In observance of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday on Monday, January 15, Metro-North Railroad services will operate on special schedules.
In observance of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday on Monday, January 15, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) services will operate on special schedules.
In observance of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday on Monday, January 15, New York City Subway, Buses and Staten Island Railway services will operate on special schedules.
The MTA is moving New York towards a cleaner, greener future with the start of a three-year pilot program for 10 all-electric buses with the goal of reducing emissions and modernizing the MTA's bus fleet.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
MTA New York City Transit crews were hard at work clearing snow and salting subway platforms, as well as station entrances, sidewalk vents, emergency exits and other Transit operational and employee facilities throughout the storm. Bus personnel and snowfighting equipment were deployed to ensure regular service on Thursday morning, and 2,000 buses were equipped with snow chains for service.
Ride Fare-Free on LaGuardia Link January 5-6
After mobilizing thousands of personnel and snowfighting equipment to keep service running, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) continues to closely monitor the after-effects of the winter storm into the weekend to ensure continued reliable service and the safety of the riding public for all its agencies.
Due to the winter storm and its potential impact on service, customers should anticipate possible train delays, cancellations and combinations.
The Long Island Rail Road is preparing its rails and stations as the New York metropolitan area braces for its first winter storm of 2018. The LIRR anticipates running normal service, as conditions warrant. As safety is a top priority of the LIRR, staff will monitor the storm as it progresses and make any adjustments necessary.
While Metro-North prepares for the impending snowy weather, the railroad anticipates operating a regular, weekday schedule on Thursday, January 4. Metro-North crews will deploy additional staff and specialized equipment to stay ahead of the wintery conditions. The railroad will bring in about 1,500 extra personnel to increase coverage around the system. Maintainers, track workers and power personnel will be on site to deal with such weather related issues as broken rails, catenary problems and switch failures.
As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) service region readies for a midweek winter storm that is forecast to drop as many as 12 inches of snow and wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour, the MTA has finalized storm preparations including the mobilization of hundreds of pieces of snowfighting equipment and thousands of personnel to ensure continued reliable service and the safety of the riding public.
MTA B&T prepares for the upcoming snow storm.
NYC Subways follow well-established operating plans to ensure that subways continue to run safely and reliably during wintry conditions.
Buses will not stop on Fifth Av at 49 and 50 Sts, or on Sixth Av at 49 and 50 Sts

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