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Declare your independence from traffic and tolls this July 4th holiday by taking MTA Metro-North Railroad to celebrate our nation's birthday. There are plenty of early getaway trains on Thursday, July 2. On Friday, July 3, when the federal government observes the holiday, and on Saturday July 4, trains will operate a Saturday schedule.
The Long Island Rail Road will provide additional afternoon service from Penn Station, Thursday, July 2 for customers planning an early getaway for the Independence Day weekend.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 26 - June 29
Getting out of a train and into a rental car will soon help more Metro-North customers complete their trips in some areas. The Railroad is extending its popular partnership with Enterprise Rent-a-Car and adding services provided by Zipcar at outlying stations. For the last seven years, savvy travelers have used Metro-North then picked up a rental car at many stations and the program has grown continuously. Now Zipcar, an hourly car sharing service, also will be available at select station parking lots.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today celebrated yet another milestone of New York City’s iconic subway commemorating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first subway of the now defunct Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT). Absorbed by the New York City Transit system three-quarters of a century ago, the BMT lives on in the memories of seniors and MTA New York City Transit’s drive to improve the customer experience and increase capacity with the avid embrace of new technology.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 19 - June 22
The MTA and Operation Lifesaver, Inc., have formed a partnership to promote safety at Metro-North and LIRR railroad crossings and announced that their first initiative was an advertising campaign at the movies, on television, in newspapers, online and on outdoor signs to begin appearing tomorrow. The MTA also launched a new safety-focused section of its website, web.mta.info/safety, and social media hashtag #MTASafety.
Douglas Connett has been appointed to the position of Vice President and Chief Officer for Staten Island Railway.
An aboriginal didgeridoo, Chinese monochord and Celtic folk are among the variety of sounds you'll soon be hearing as you make your way around the MTA system. The acts were among 26 groups and performers accepted into the Music Under New York program (MTA MUSIC). The musicians were chosen from approximately 70 acts that performed before a panel of judges on May 19, 2015, at the program’s 28th annual auditions in Grand Central Terminal.
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MTA Arts & Design has been honored by Americans for the Arts’ 2015 Year in Review for two projects in the newly opened Fulton Center: the one-of-a-kind cable-net sculpture “Sky Reflector-Net” and the large-scale video installation “New York Minute.”
MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
Hitch a ride on the personal journeys of artists and performers inspired by their daily commutes
merican Pharoah wasn't the only winner at Saturday's 147th running of the Belmont Stakes. Long Island Rail Road customers who took the train to and from the Park won as well. And, the MTA thanks them for patronage.
The Battery Parking Garage is a distinctive building with its name emblazoned in large letters on the side, looming over Greenwich Street. When it opened in 1950 it made history as the first parking garage in the city to be built by a public agency. Robert Moses, always a supporter of infrastructure for automobiles and parking, wrote that such facilities “can help immensely in serving local needs and in keeping the clutter of traffic off the busy City streets.”
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for June 5 - June 8
The LIRR remains the best bet for travel to beautiful Belmont Park. With frequent service from Penn Station, Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and Jamaica to a newly refurbished Belmont Park Station, there is no faster or more convenient way to see American Pharoah’s bid to become the first winner of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown in nearly four decades.
MTA Bus Time™ is now a free, downloadable app. MTA The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has significantly upgraded , its live bus tracking service, by making it available as a free downloadable app for iOS and Android smartphone users. Additionally starting June 6, new time-based bus arrival information will be available for Bronx bus routes and will be available for bus routes in the other boroughs in the near future as the MTA moves forward with new ways to provide customers with real-time arrival information.
Twelve new peregrine falcon chicks with a unique nursery that includes an awesome 360-degree view of the city skyline were recently banded at the Verrazano-Narrows, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Throgs Neck bridges.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for May 29 - June 1

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