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MTA Metro-North Railroad announces its Way Ahead system modernization plan.
MTA Long Island Rail Road President Phil Eng joined Queens elected officials advocates and community members on Thursday, October 19, 2018, to open the newly rebuilt and reconfigured Flushing-Main Street station. The new station features two new elevators, one each to the eastbound and westbound platforms, a new street-level ticket office, and a prominent new set of entranceways connecting the platforms directly to the community hub of Flushing at Main Street. Construction on the project began in 2016 and cost $24.6 million.
Metro-North has set a new track record. A Metro-North Railroad crew working on the Waterbury Branch on October 9, 2018, safely installed a record-breaking 1,161 railroad ties in a single day, surpassing by two ties the previous record set in 1984 between Brewster and Dover Plains on the Harlem Line.
The Staten Island Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's executive leadership team and the city’s business community, represented by the Partnership for New York City, have launched the nation’s first Transit Tech Lab.
MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has reopened the 72 St station on the B, C lines following extensive work to repair deteriorating infrastructure and modernize the station environment with improvements such as digital signage for real-time service information, enhanced wayfinding and station entrances, energy-efficient lighting and updated security equipment.
MTA New York City Transit will host two public “Community Conversation” events this October in Queens and in Upper Manhattan on the recently announced Fast Forward Plan to modernize the subway system and reimagine bus and paratransit service. These town hall-style events provide opportunities for the public to learn about and comment on the Fast Forward Plan from Transit President Andy Byford.
Metro-North Railroad is asking kids to get creative about safety. Metro-North is holding a Rail Safety Poster Contest for students who attend schools within Metro-North’s territory throughout New York and Connecticut.
LIRR President Updates MTA Board on LIRR Forward & Railroad Modernization
MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford introduced a group of about two dozen “Group Station Managers,” a new position that he created at the agency to bring more accountability and better customer service at subway stations across New York City.
MTA New York City Transit and the New York City Department of Transportation will implement Select Bus Service on the B82 route in Brooklyn starting Monday, Oct. 1, as part of an ongoing collaboration to improve bus speeds, attract customers and improve bus service reliability on popular bus routes across New York. Transit also will increase service on two local Brooklyn bus routes during off-peak travel times beginning September 30.
MTA New York City Transit today announced that more scheduled service will be added to the and lines next year as part of ongoing efforts to improve service and match schedules to ridership demand. These service increases will go into effect in April 2019 to help ensure that customers affected by the tunnel reconstruction project will benefit from the additional service.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the completion of the Long Island Rail Road Double Track more than a year ahead of schedule. This historic project adds a second 13-mile track between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma — a segment of the LIRR that carries 48,000 riders every weekday — and will significantly reduce delays and allow for reverse-peak service expansions. The double track project also includes a new signal system, electrical substation modifications and new third rail electrical systems that will power the new track's trains. Governor Cuomo also announced the official opening of a new and fully accessible Wyandanch Station along the new double track.
MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
Fall is beautiful on Long Island and the Long Island Railroad wants to help you enjoy this great time of year by offering affordable packages to various attractions and tours that are just a train ride away.
MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
The Long Island Rail Road has completed work to lengthen the platforms at Forest Hills and Kew Gardens. The platforms are 50% longer than they were previously, allowing six cars of a train to meet the platform instead of four as previously.
WTC Cortlandt subway station opened on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

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