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The MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
The 19 innovators are finalists in “The MTA Genius Transit Challenge,” an international competition launched in May that seeks to identify innovative solutions to increase the capacity and improve the reliability of New York City's subway service.
Let Metro-North help make your holidays happy! Whether you’re visiting friends and family, shopping or sightseeing, riding Metro-North is a safe, convenient way to get you where you want to go this long holiday weekend.
In order to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to get a head start on their holiday weekend, 13 trains will be added from Penn Station to its regular eastbound afternoon schedule on Friday, December 22.
The MTA wants to wish all customers a safe and happy holiday, and let you know that trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the long Christmas weekend. Along with extra LIRR and Metro-North service, and work on the E and M line to advance the MTA Subway Action Plan, the Q70 LaGuardia Link bus will be fare-free on December 22-23 to alleviate roadway congestion.
MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
The MTA Board has approved a $91.5 million design-build contract to the firm Halmar International to make state-of-the-art enhancements to five stations, setting the stage for similar improvements to other Metro-North stations in the future. Construction gets underway in early 2018.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has approved a design-build contract with 3rd Track Constructors (3TC), to complete the design and construction of the crucial Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. Several expert firms have joined together to form 3TC, including Dragados USA, Inc., John P. Picone Inc., CCA Civil, Inc., and Halmar International LLC, with Stantec as the design professional, as well as Cameron Engineering, and Rubenstein Associates leading the community outreach team.
Save big with specially designed packages for LIRR Customers to see the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes or book a hotel stay for a weekend shopping extravaganza on the East End
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Work
As a result of Amtrak’s previously announced track work at Penn Station to take place beginning January 5, MTA Long Island Rail Road has announced that it will reroute five of the 98 morning rush hour trains that normally go to Penn Station and three of the 86 evening rush hour trains that normally depart from Penn Station.
On the weekends of Dec. 2-3 and 9-10, the Long Island Rail Road is performing switch installation work near Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn as part of its Vanderbilt Yard reconfiguration. This work, a piece of the Atlantic Yards Project, will make operations more efficient by allowing trains to access the yard directly from Atlantic Terminal. Currently, empty trains that terminate in Brooklyn have to backtrack east about a half-mile into the Atlantic rail tunnel. There, they have to stop and then return west to access the rail yard for servicing and storage before being put back into service.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 1-4
Customers are invited to see the new car design and its features up close at the 7 line subway station mezzanine at 34 Street-Hudson Yards.
MTA New York City Transit will offer rides on its vintage bus fleet on the M42 route beginning Monday, December 4, to Friday, December 22.
Subway customers now have real-time arrival information for four additional lines – on their smartphones and on station countdown clocks – as MTA New York City Transit moves forward on its accelerated efforts to bring countdown clocks to all subway lines by the end of this year.
The MTA’s Weekender: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel
Vintage subway trains are returning to the city.
This Thanksgiving, MTA New York City Transit wants to help you get around in peace and enjoy the city to the fullest with all of your friends and family. Whether it’s taking the Staten Island Railway’s earlier afternoon train to get a head start on the holiday, or using mass transit to catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we’ve got all the info you need to know to plan your day.
This January, a globally renowned transit expert will be taking the reins of the New York City subways, buses, paratransit services, and the Staten Island Railway. MTA New York City Transit has named Andy Byford, most recently responsible for the resurgence of Toronto’s public transit system, as its new President.

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