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In 2011, the MTA focused on delivering on some long-promised benefits for our 8.5 million customers. This is the first in a daily series that recaps the best of 2011.
Honoring our heroic employees
It's smooth sailing on the brand new $9 million Harlem River Drive southbound ramp to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge which reopened to traffic December 19th ahead of schedule.
The Long Island Rail Road has launched a pilot of LIRR Train Time™, a digital service that provides real-time train arrival status to customers using mobile devices or desktop computers.
Guess who was the most googled in 2011. Hint -- it wasn't Kim Kardashian. That's right, it was the MTA.
Discount Package Saves up to 40% on Travel Cost & Tickets to Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit at Discovery Times Square
Don't worry, they accept MetroCards!
This weekend, workers replaced panels of track on the N Line near 8 Av in Brooklyn.
We asked. You suggested. We listened.  Improvements to the Weekender, which takes over the front page of MTA.info each weekend, have made it easier for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.
Bridges and Tunnels' snow and ice fighting arsenal, which includes 9,000 tons of deicer and a fleet of 102 trucks, is ready for the annual winter battle against Mother Nature
The Henry Hudson Bridge, connecting the northern tip of Manhattan to the Riverdale section of the Bronx, turns 75 on Monday, Dec. 12th.
They may be small and light as a feather, but they can cause big problems for a 40-ton railcar.
With winter approaching, MTA agencies are making preparations to provide safe service in the event of snow and ice storms.
MTA New York City Transit is once again preparing for winter weather.
To prepare for winter, MTA Metro-North Railroad has upgraded its snow-fighting arsenal of specialty equipment and improved customer communications and storm response protocols after last year's record snow falls.
MTA Metro-North Railroad began train service to the newly built Fairfield Metro Station on December 5. Every train that stops at Fairfield now stops at Fairfield Metro and they are in the same fare zone.
This weekend, workers replaced panels of track on the J/Z Line near Hewes St and prepared to replace a track in the Livonia Yard in Brooklyn, which supplies trains to the 3 and 4 Lines.
The LIRR has launched a new Quiet Car pilot program on the Far Rockaway Branch. In the pilot, four morning and six evening rush hour trains operating between Far Rockaway and Atlantic Terminal will have a designated quiet car.
The City is decked out for the holiday season. Get to all the festivities by taking the Long Island Rail Road. We offer fast, frequent and convenient service to Penn Station, and a variety of special fares that can save you money too!

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