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FASTRACK Returns to the Broadway Line
Final Contract Awarded for Second Avenue Subway
Al Roker Visits Zerega Bus Training Facility
MTA Receives Three Awards
MTA Long Island Rail Road President has opened an Information Center at Port Washington Station to detail the benefits of the LIRR’s proposed track extensions at its Port Washington Train Yard. A website with details is also available online, at this link: http://www.mta.info/lirr/portwashingtonproject
FASTRACK Rides the A Line This Week in Upper Manhattan
We brought our FASTRACK maintenance program to Queens this week with hundreds of Transit workers descending into tunnels and stations on the Queens Boulevard Line, replacing and repairing items from light bulbs to damaged structural steel.
Metro-North and the Town of Cortlandt have received a Planning Achievement Award from the Westchester Municipal Planning Federation for the expanded Cortlandt Station.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 38 trains (18 eastbound, 20 westbound) to its regular schedule to bring up to 20,000 thoroughbred racing fans to Belmont Park for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes this Saturday, June 8.
FASTRACK Returns to Washington Heights/Inwood
Sandy Repairs Require Closure of Greenpoint G Tube
Sandy Repairs Require Closure of Montague R Tube
MTA LIRR Advisory
Six peregrine falcon chicks, hatched last month high atop two MTA bridges last month, have joined the MTA fold. Three chicks were born at Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and three at Throgs Neck Bridge.
New Bus Service Coming to Brooklyn and Queens in September
Second Avenue Subway Project Receives Award
The first of several ramps being reconstructed and rehabilitated as part of the $50 million toll plaza improvement project at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is opening at Narrows Road South in June. Once the new Brooklyn-bound entrance ramp opens, the old ramp and a portion of the Narrows Road South exit ramp that leads to Lily Pond Avenue will be demolished to make way for the new lower level connector ramp, which will lead motorists directly from the Staten Island Expressway onto the bridge’s lower level
2nd Avenue Restaurant & Retail Week
With soaring temperatures and sunny skies, there could have been no better day to bring back [A] and [S] Train service to the Rockaways. The Occasion was marked by a ride on a vintage subway train and a ceremony held at the beach 116 Street station, attended by Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) representatives and local elected officials who all joined to reopen the line with a ceremonial ride from Howard Beach.
Service on the #1 line has resumed in both directions following a derailment involving a downtown #1 train between 125th St and 116th St Wednesday evening.

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