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With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays coming upon us, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s trains and buses will operate on special schedules to optimize service to fit the special holiday travel patterns. Details follow for each MTA service, organized by day. For additional details on LIRR, click here and for more information on Metro-North service changes, click here.
Whether you’re looking to visit family, sightsee or do some last-minute shopping, MTA Metro-North Railroad wants to help you celebrate the holidays with trains and schedules to suit your needs.
MTA Long Island Rail Road is adding 13 trains to its eastbound afternoon schedule from Penn Station on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, to accommodate the large number of customers leaving work early to begin their Christmas holiday. The additional service from Penn Station will be provided between 12:46 p.m. and 3:48 p.m. on the Ronkonkoma, Babylon, Port Jefferson and Far Rockaway branches.
MTA NYC Transit is unveiling its “Courtesy Counts, Manners Make a Better Ride” placard campaign which urges customers to be aware that just a few courteous actions can make trains and buses run more efficiently while creating an atmosphere that can make a daily commute more pleasant and less stressful.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 19 - December 22
7 Line 2015 Update
Construction of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) largest expansion of the transit system in decades, the Second Avenue Subway, has reached another critical milestone with the on-time completion of the 86th Street Station cavern. Work began in August of 2011 and was completed earlier this week.
Planning trips along MTA routes has just gotten easier. That's because the web-based itinerary planner is now a downloadable app for mobile iOS devices. The app is now available for free in the App Store.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is seeking federal funds for approximately $300 million in infrastructure improvements for the [ L] Line, which runs from Manhattan to the Canarsie neighborhood in Brooklyn. Those neighborhoods have seen the largest increases in population in New York City.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today recognized 30 New York City Transit employees for their acts of bravery and distinguished service that showed how they performed above and beyond their duties to help customers, their colleagues or the public.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 12 - December 15
Customers may soon notice some important messages from the MTA pop up during their TV viewing. That's because the MTA has produced a new on-air public service announcement campaign for New York City Transit buses and the MTA Bus Company to educate bus customers, pedestrians and bicyclists about safety on and around buses.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Staten Island toll plaza project is complete. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that MTA Bridges and Tunnels has completed the $50 million project, improving traffic flow from Staten Island approaches onto the bridge. The three-year project was completed on budget and seven months ahead of schedule.
MTA Arts & Design has installed a new photography exhibit that features exclusive images by Danny Lyon, who photographed subway riders in 1966. The exhibit, located at the Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr [B][D][N][Q][R][2][3][4][5] station in Brooklyn, will be on view for one year.
It’s Christmastime in the city and LIRR wants to help you take in the Big Apple’s seasonal splendor.
Prepping for heavy rain
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 5 - December 8
Students from two different Brooklyn schools who used their creative talents to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge have completed art projects that are now on display at the facility at the administration building. Second-graders from P.S. 185 in Bay Ridge visited the Verrazano-Narrows administration building days after the Nov. 21 anniversary to see their art exhibit and talk to Facility Engineer David Riggs and Director of Bridges South Bill McCann, who oversees day-to-day operations at the Verrazano-Narrows, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial bridges.
MTA Bridges and Tunnels is ready to battle winter weather this year with 98 trucks in its snow and ice-fighting arsenal and 9,180 tons of anti-corrosive deicer on hand. The snow fleet, made up of regular maintenance trucks that are turned into snow plows and conveyors during winter months, includes 44 vehicles equipped with ground temperature sensors that let the operator and bridge managers know if the roadway is in danger of freezing.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for November 28 - December 1

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