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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 15 - April 18
The New York Islanders have made it to the postseason once again, and MTA Long Island Rail Road is providing extra service to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to ensure you don’t miss any of the action. As the Islanders host the Panthers on Sunday, April 17, Wednesday, April 20, and Sunday, April 24 (if necessary) – LIRR will continue to provide extra trains heading to hockey games at Barclays Center.
80,000 Feet of Continuous Welded Rail for the New Haven Line
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 8 - April 11
If you’ve been thinking about a little NYC staycation, then Long Island Rail Road has a deal for you at a beautiful, boutique hotel right across the street from Penn Station. Whether it’s a romantic getaway with that special someone or a family outing – Manhattan NYC – Affinia Hotel will make every effort to suit your needs. There’s even an Affinia Junior program that includes “Family Fun” chests filled with board games. Other features include colorable pillows and kid-friendly snacks.
For a second year in a row, MTA New York City Transit is asking customers to share feedback on the subway and bus system for a worldwide survey of transit systems
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 1 - April 4
The MTA Capital Plan will be funded and the state's investment will be the largest ever made to the program. As Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a budget agreement on Thursday, MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast expressed his satisfaction with the agreement.
A new and improved Wantagh Station is getting underway. MTA Long Island Rail Road announced the primary contractor for the planned $23.9 million rehabilitation project. Fortunato Sons Contracting, Inc., will lead the venture expected to create 100 construction jobs. The infrastructure investment at Wantagh, financed by the MTA Capital Program, will include a new concrete platform, segmented canopy, platform waiting room, escalator, elevator, lighting, communications system and signage as well as a distinctive public art project. It’s all part of the first significant upgrade of the facility since it was built nearly 50 years ago. The addition of an elevator will make the station ADA accessible for the first time.
As March ‘goes out like a lamb’ the surest sign of spring arrives -- baseball season is about to begin. The New York Yankees home opener is scheduled for Monday, April 4 and the New York Mets open their season at home on Friday, April 8. All season long, getting to the stadiums are stress-free when you ride the subway, MTA’s railroads or MTA buses. Here are details of game-day service for Yankee and Mets fans, alike.
The New York Yankees return to the Bronx on Monday, April 4, with their 2016 home opener against the Houston Astros. MTA Metro-North Railroad is coming back too, with “Yankee Clipper” service on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, and continual shuttle service before, during and after the game from Grand Central Terminal and Harlem-125th Street.
Our National League champion New York Mets return to Citi Field on Friday, April 8 to play their 2016 home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies and MTA Long Island Rail Road is once again providing special train service to Mets-Willets Point Station and the ballpark.
As March ‘goes out like a lamb’ the surest sign of spring arrives -- baseball season is about to begin. The New York Yankees home opener is scheduled for Monday, April 4 and the New York Mets open their season at home on Friday, April 8. All season long, getting to the stadiums are stress-free when you ride the subway or MTA buses. Here are details of game-day service for Yankee and Mets fans, alike.
It's a big step forward for the LIRR Main Line Expansion Project. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the hiring of a consulting firm to assist in the environmental review and formal community engagement process for the work which calls for adding a third track along a critical 9.8-mile section of LIRR’s Main Line between Floral Park and Hicksville Stations.
MTA New York City Transit has named John F. O’Grady to the permanent position of Senior Vice President of Capital Program Management, an interim position he has held since 2015 in conjunction with his role overseeing Transit’s ongoing recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for March 25 - March 28
Tim Hortons, “Canada’s favourite coffee chain,” officially opened its doors at the White Plains Station. The franchise is operated by Gateway Foods, which has been operating a newsstand at the station since June 2014 that it intends to begin renovating.
On Good Friday, March 25, the New York City Subway and Staten Island Railway will operate on regular weekday schedules, and the Long Island Rail Road will offer 10 extra trains departing Penn Station between 1:49 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. A normal Sunday schedule will be in effect on Easter Sunday, March 27. However, there will be some adjustments to MTA services as noted below.
The Long Island Rail Road will provide additional eastbound service on Friday, March 25 for customers leaving work early on Good Friday, the start of the Easter weekend.
he MTA is proud to present opportunities to small businesses across the Hudson Valley region. The transportation authority, which includes Metro-North, will hold an event for anyone who owns a small business, especially one that’s certified through Federal or State programs as disadvantaged or owned by members of minorities, women or veterans who have been disabled in the line of duty.

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