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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for September 16-17
Earlier this summer, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans for the historic multi-billion dollar transformation of LIRR infrastructure, including the Main Line Third Track, Double Track, Jamaica Station Reconstruction, 39 renovated Long Island Rail Road stations and the elimination of grade crossing. Taken together, the upgrades will help modernize transportation across the region and provide a state-of-the-art rail system for Long Islanders.
Commuters at the Hicksville LIRR station have a brand new platform, complete with modern, state-of-the-art upgrades as part of a $121 million modernization of the Main Line hub in Nassau County.
MTA New York City Transit has opened the new 53 Street station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn ahead of schedule. Completed in less than six months, the new station is the first of 33 to undergo extensive, accelerated renovations as part of a broader program aimed at improving the New York City Transit system.
Due to Hurricane Irma, which is expected to sweep through Florida this weekend, three games between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays that were scheduled to be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, have been moved to Citi Field on Sept. 11, 12 and 13. As with all baseball games at Citi Field, the LIRR is ready to provide convenient train service to and from every game. The trip from Penn Station is just 15 minutes, and fans coming from Long Island can take any branch to Woodside to change to a five-minute ride to the stadium.
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers entering America’s busiest transit hub are now stepping into the 21st Century with the opening of the expanded West End Concourse in Penn Station this past June. The new, state-of-the-art concourse, designed from the ground-up to increase passenger circulation, ease congestion and improve wayfinding, provides direct access to 17 of the station’s 21 tracks, and will connect the future Moynihan Train Hall to Penn Station underground via 33rd Street, with direct connection to the 8th Avenue Subway [A][C][E].
Leafy wineries. Magnificent scenery. Farm to table cuisine. MTA Metro-North Railroad has partnered with some of the Hudson Valley’s top tourism partners to offer customers special discounted excursion packages. Designated as a National Heritage Area, the Hudson Valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene. Discovering a region deemed by National Geographic Traveler as one of the “top 20 best world destinations” is an economical, convenient train ride away on Metro-North.
Countdown clocks at all stations on the E and G lines are now live, thanks to MTA New York City Transit’s use of beacon technology as a new, innovative way to bring real time train arrival information to customers at stations that still lack countdown clocks. Countdown clocks will be installed at all lettered line stations by the end of 2017.
Bx6 Becomes MTA’s 15th Select Bus Service Route
Final Phase of M Line Overpass Reconstruction Begins September 2
As part of his ongoing efforts to stabilize and modernize the nation’s largest public transit authority, Chairman Joseph Lhota has announced the appointment of Patrick Foye as the MTA’s next President. Lhota also announced that Veronique Hakim will serve as the organization’s Managing Director.
MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota has unveiled the NYC Subway Action Plan, the MTA’s new plan to stabilize and improve the system and lay the foundation for modernizing the New York City Subway.
Progress of Cashless Tolling in June 2017
Beginning 5 a.m. on Monday, July 31, the Coney Island-bound platforms at seven Nstations in Brooklyn will close to service until late 2018 for the final phase of a major $395.7 million renovation project to modernize these century-old stations and upgrade track infrastructure along the corridor.
In a new MTA Arts & Design Lightbox exhibit titled "Grand Central Revealed: Photographs of the west facade," fine-art photographer Lynn Saville captures a unique moment at 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue in New York’s ever-changing architectural landscape.
Cashless Tolling and toll booth demolition at the Verrazano Bridge.
Plan to Overhaul the Subway System
Due to a train derailment on Tuesday, the following service changes are in effect: [A] trains are running local in Brooklyn and in Manhattan between Euclid Av and 168 St in both directions. Some northbound [A] trains are running express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle. [D] trains are running local between 59 St-Columbus Circle and Bedford Park Blvd in both directions. Crews continue to work overnight with the goal of providing normal service during the am peak period on Wednesday, June 28
LIRR Penn Station Mitigation Plan-2
MTA Arts & Design have invited 28 groups and soloists to join MTA Arts & Design’s Music Under New York following the program’s 30th annual auditions.

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