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The foliage, while colorful and plentiful this time of year, is not always ideal for the commute. That’s because when leaves fall on our rails they become crushed and produce an oily substance known as pectin. This “slime” can cause wheels to slip or slide, when a train attempts to speed up or slow down, often leading to minor service delays.
"Don't Shortcut Your Life." It's a simple message, but the Long Island Rail Road is hoping it's an effective one.
Share a day of great food and great fun on the shore, without the hassle of traffic and parking, when you take Long Island Rail Road to the 31st Annual Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay. LIRR is offering a specially-priced travel package next weekend which includes extra train service.
A new store selling New York's finest foods and beverages is now open in Grand Central Terminal. The Taste NY wine and food product store is part of Governor Cuomo's initiative to focus on New York's expanding food and beverage industry and promote agribusiness across the state.
The people of New Hamburg have something new to smile about. Metro-North has completed construction of the New Bridge Street Bridge in their hamlet. So, the bridge is open and with no load limit.The old bridge had a load limit of 15 tons, which prevented fire trucks, oil tankers from a nearby business and school buses from using it.
A popular NYC Halloween attraction is full of tricks, but the LIRR discount is sure to be a treat. Celebrate the season of ghosts and ghouls with the Long Island Rail Road as it takes you to New York City’s biggest and scariest haunted attraction, Blood Manor.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 10 - October 13
A group of second graders from P.S. 185 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn broke out their sketching pencils one brilliant fall morning in October for a field trip down to Shore Road in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to draw sketches of the 4,260-foot-long span. Thirty students from the Walter Kassenbrock P.S. 185 K-5 elementary school on Ridge Boulevard are helping MTA Bridges and Tunnels celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the bridge through their artwork.
New York's night owls and visitors looking to take advantage of the City That Never Sleeps have a new tool to help them get around the city: MTA New York City Transit's new update to the popular night map for subway service.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for October 3 - October 6
The LIRR plans to give pedestrians in Port Washington more access to the train station. The plan is to construct a temporary extension to an existing pedestrian bridge at Port Washington Station over a four-day period beginning Thursday, October 16 and finishing up on Sunday, October 19. The project will have no impact on train service.
Beginning at 5:00 a.m., Monday, September 29, [A] Line customers will once again have access to the Queens-bound sides of the 88 St and 104 St stations along the Liberty Avenue Line in Queens. The five-month station renewal project is part of a major $39 million capital project that will see the complete renewals of five stations along the Liberty Avenue [A] Line.
MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast recognized nine Bridge and Tunnel officers during MTA’s monthly board meeting on Wednesday for their brave actions that saved more than a dozen people from an apartment building fire near the Queens Midtown Tunnel in July. Prendergast presented eight of the officers at the board’s September meeting with the heroism awards for their actions on July 30, 2014.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has launched a web page aimed squarely at alerting customers about their options when it comes to reporting inappropriate and unwanted sexual contact on MTA property or aboard an MTA train or bus. The page contains helpful information focusing on what to do if you are a victim, while also sharing tips that could prevent customers from becoming victims.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 26 - September 29
Celebrate the bounty of the fall season with outdoor, food-filled excursion packages from Metro-North Railroad. The Railroad is proud to be partnering with Dutchess County Tourism to provide discount rail and farm daytrip packages. Whether you’re looking to take part in a wine tasting, enjoy the richness of pure maple syrup or try some good ole moonshine – there’s something for everyone.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today published its proposed 2015-2019 Capital Program, which details its plan to ensure safe and reliable service for a growing region by investing in the subway, bus, commuter railroad, bridge and tunnel network.
Weekend at Work: September 20 - September 22
Bus Delays Expected During UN Sessions
Advisory: Reminder of Weekend Service Changes Due To 7 Flushing Line Work