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The LIRR’s proposal to build track extensions at the existing Port Washington Yard will immediately improve train service for Port Washington Branch customers and also will mean more service to the East Side of Manhattan at Grand Central Terminal once the East Side Access project is completed.
The $109 million project to reconstruct and widen the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens approach begins in June with an around-the-clock closure of one roadway lane but using a movable barrier system three lanes of traffic will be maintained during peak commuting hours.
FASTRACK Returns to the Upper East Side Starting Monday
A/S Service to the Rockways Will Resume May 30
FASTRACK Coming to the D/N Lines in Brooklyn this Weekend
Purchasing Long Island Rail Road tickets at Penn Station just became a little easier with the debut of an automated queuing system that directs customers to the window staffed by next available ticket clerk.
Everybody needs to getaway – even if it’s for a day or overnight! So come to the Terminal to get some ideas and the possibility to win a weekend away. There will be live music, wine tasting, outdoor adventure demos and getaway sneak peeks throughout the day! There’s also a Grand Getaway Prize drawing every half hour.
FASTRACK A Success on the N/R 4th Avenue Line
Some 70 soloists and groups performed in Grand Central Terminal on May 13 as part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 26th annual auditions for its Music Under New York (MUNY) program. The auditions are held each year to add new talent to the program, which is administered by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design and presents 7,500 performances annually in the MTA’s subways and railroads.
2013 Construction Project of the Year
It’s one of Broadway’s biggest hits starring one of New York s favorite musical comedy stars and now MTA Long Island Rail Road and the producers of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” want to get you in to see Matthew Broderick and a talented supporting cast at a big savings. Through June 15, you can ride free on the Long Island Rail Road to and from Manhattan and save as much as 35% on select performances when you take advantage of this offer.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday the public can view some of the world’s most famous Trains, Metro-North’s newest rail cars and other special railroad equipment during the “Grand Centennial Parade of Trains.”
Joseph Leader to Head Dept. of Subways
Nearly a hundred app developers gathered during the weekend of May 4-5 for an intensive weekend-long collaboration/competition that resulted in the creation of 17 concepts for apps to help MTA riders. It was the first “hackathon,” a group setting where interplay of ideas spurs creativity and innovation, to be officially sanctioned by the MTA.
This weekend, we replaced sections of track at Gun Hill Rd on the 2 (and 5) Line in the Bronx, and 231 St on the 1 Line in the Bronx. We also continued rehabilitation of the Dyckman St station on the 1 Line in Manhattan.
Replacement of the Bridge Street Bridge in the hamlet of New Hamburg will begin on Monday, May 13.
For the first time since Superstorm Sandy devastated the A train’s steel and ballast path through the Rockaways, ruining miles of signal and communications cables, and damaging much of the wayside signal equipment, the indicator board in the signal tower at the Rockaway Park – Beach 116 St station was working again.
Massive Bronx Fire Ties 2/5 Line in Knots
The New York City Parkway Authority built the Cross Bay Bridge between Big Egg Marsh in Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway Peninsula in 1939.
This Sunday, May 5, New York City will host the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, attracting 32,000 cyclists from around the region and beyond. Its sister event, Bike Expo New York, is held on Saturday, May 4, in Lower Manhattan. You can avoid street closures, traffic tie-ups and parking fees by riding mass transit.

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