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MTA New York City Transit has begun to test new technologies aimed at improving safety for drivers, bus customers and pedestrians. The 60-day tests of pedestrian turn warning and collision avoidance systems will determine if a full pilot of one or both systems can proceed in 2016.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 2 - October 5
MTA Metro-North Railroad is continuing to monitor severe weather and make preparations as Hurricane Joaquin makes its way up the east coast. The weather is expected to impact southern parts of New York State beginning Thursday and potentially lasting through this weekend. This weather is expected to include heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding. Local power outages in hard-hit areas are also anticipated.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is continuing to monitor severe weather and make preparations as Hurricane Joaquin makes its way up the east coast.
The MTA is continuing to monitor severe weather and make preparations as Hurricane Joaquin makes its way up the east coast. The weather is expected to impact southern parts of New York State beginning Thursday and potentially lasting through this weekend. This weather is expected to include heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding. Local power outages in hard-hit areas are also anticipated.
New York Islanders use horns of R160 class of subway cars to herald goals at home games.
In anticipation of heavy rain this week, MTA New York City Transit has already canvassed the system cleaning drains, removing trash and making repairs.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels officials, Staten Island elected officials and family members of fallen MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officer Thomas Choi attended a solemn ceremony Monday to rename a portion of Major Avenue in honor of Choi, who was critically injured at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in October 2013 and succumbed to those injuries last December after remaining in a coma for 14 months.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 25 - September 28
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is highlighting its continuing efforts toward a greener world with a special edition MetroCard asking customers to work together for climate action. A million MetroCards have been issued with a green front face and a green message on the back reminding customers that they are helping to address climate change by taking public transportation and asking how else they can incorporate greener efforts into their everyday lives.
The Long Island Rail Road wants customers to know that a number of changes to little-used ticketing procedures that have faded in popularity are taking effect at the beginning of October. Most of the changes were previously announced when they were approved by the MTA Board in July.
New timetables are coming to Metro-North’s New Haven Line and Harlem Line on Sunday, October 4, and to the Hudson Line on Saturday, October 3. On the New Haven Line, Metro-North is creating a better morning rush hour connection to Greenwich for Shore Line East customers. On the Hudson Line, weekend track work will mean special timetables for seven weekends. Customers on all three lines should look for other, minor scheduling changes.
Starting Sunday, October 4, MTA New York City Transit’s popular MTA Bus Time™ service will offer a new feature that provides time-based bus arrival estimates in addition to distance-based information at any given stop citywide, allowing customers to see when their bus will arrive and to help them plan their trips more efficiently.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 18 - September 21
MTA Long Island Rail Road is co-sponsoring the 3rd Annual Car Free Day Long Island on Tuesday, 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.
The LIRR expects to operate a regular AM rush hour schedule of trains on Thursday, September 17 in the aftermath of the freight derailment in Hicksville.
LIRR customers are advised to anticipate delays and cancellations during tonight’s rush hour, Wednesday, September 16. The LIRR is continuing to operate on only one of two tracks between Westbury and Hicksville due to the New York & Atlantic Railway freight derailment west of Hicksville on Tuesday afternoon.
LIRR personnel will be out in force at the site of yesterday’s freight train derailment between Hicksville and Westbury to re-rail the derailed freight cars and repair and rebuild sections of hundreds of feet of track that were damaged by the derailment. To accelerate their work, with a goal of restoring full train service for today’s evening rush hour, the LIRR is suspending train service in both directions between Hicksville and Mineola in both directions today starting at 10:30 a.m.
Ride the LIRR FREE to Hand of God through Nov 1st
Rebuilding Our Right of Way Continues

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