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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 28 - December 1
During the holiday shopping season, 90 On The Go kiosks will showcase Amazon’s Consumer Electronics Holiday Gift Guide featuring transactional ads from the online retail giant. The campaign will create the first network of Digital Out Of Home (DOOH) storefronts in the nation’s busiest transit system.
Ride MTA Long Island Rail Road for free and get $10 off your ticket to see “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The special deal is available for 10 select performances from December 5 through December 28.
The MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission has released it's final report outlining seven strategies. The group of 24 experts, convened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to address challenges facing the regional transportation network, recommends the MTA take significant steps to re-engineer its way of doing business and make its system more resilient, while all those who benefit from the MTA’s services must contribute to reliable long-term funding to continue to drive the region’s prosperity.
Motorists may have to take it slow if the area sees significant snowfall, but MTA Bridges and Tunnels is prepared to get you home or wherever your destination may be this Thanksgiving holiday. MTA Bridges and Tunnels has 98 pieces of snow-fighting equipment and 9,180 tons of roadway deicer on hand. All drains on agency property and those that are just off-property and prone to flooding have been checked and cleared of debris.
Metro-North wants riders to get home safely and swiftly for the Thanksgiving holiday despite possible inclement weather. The Railroad is operating 22 extra trains departing from Grand Central Terminal between 1 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday.The trains are noted in current timetables and will be included in the Metro-North Train Time app.
The LIRR will operate nine extra afternoon eastbound trains from Penn Station between 1:46 p.m. and 4:06 p.m. to handle the expected holiday rush. Station waiting rooms will remain open throughout the night on Wednesday, resuming normal waiting room hours on Thursday.
The MTA is closely monitoring weather forecasts and readying its forces to keep the region’s network of subways, buses, railroads, bridges, tunnels and paratransit operating in the event of significant snowfall.
Nearly 40 app developers worked this past Saturday to generate concepts for the next generation of apps for MTA customers. The developers were participating in App Quest 3.0 Developer Day, a day-long workshop hosted by NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress in Downtown Brooklyn that marks the first leg in the three-month, $50,000 app challenge.
Whether you’re planning to stay warm inside, or enjoy some outdoor holiday fun, don’t head to New York City without your discount rail and admission Getaway packages. There’s so much to do in New York City this time of year and Metro-North’s has your savings to the top attractions and tours.
A ceremony complete with a 50-gun salute marked Friday's celebration of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge 50th anniversary. A fireboat water display with the bridge itself serving as a spectacular backdrop also helped to kick off the festivities.
Once again this holiday season, the MTA will offer nostalgia lovers the opportunity to the ride back into the past with rides on vintage buses and subway trains. There’s no better way to get around while doing your holiday shopping! Dating back to the early part of last century, the Nostalgia Train is made up of subway cars in service along the lettered lines between the early1930s to the mid-1970s. Equipped with ceiling fans, padded seats and incandescent light bulbs, the R/1 through R/9 cars served the IND and later some BMT lines. Customers will have the opportunity to hop on board as it operates along the Sixth Avenue [M] Line.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 21 - November 24
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was the last major bridge built by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) and the last major bridge built in New York City. When it opened on November 21, 1964, its 4,260-foot main suspension span was the world’s longest. Its construction completed the regional highway system and became a catalyst for the rapid development of Staten Island and Northern New Jersey.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, New York City Transit officials, union representatives, and community and elected officials celebrated the re-opening of the Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Harlem on Thursday, November 2
Ride MTA Long Island Rail Road for free and get $10 off your ticket to see the annual Christmas Spectacular at Radio City®, where once again The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and shine with the joy of the season.
You can ride the Long Island Rail Road free to Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park, L.I this Saturday, November 22 for a fun-filled holiday festival featuring music, entertainment and special guests, and the best shopping on Long Island. Headlining this special event is pop star Jesse McCartney, the Radio City Rockettes and Santa Claus himself.
MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bus Company are ready for winter operations.
Taking the [6] at Hunts Point Av station is now fully accessible for disabled riders. Customers can now use three new ADA-accessible elevators to reach the platforms from the street level to both northbound and southbound platforms. The elevators went into service today and make the Hunts Point Av [6] station the 11th ADA Key Station in the Bronx and the 84th ADA Key Station system-wide.
Take Metro-North to THE ILLUSIONISTS - a mind-blowing spectacular that showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth, and save over $70 per ticket for performances November 26 through January 4, 2015.

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