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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has approved a design-build contract with 3rd Track Constructors (3TC), to complete the design and construction of the crucial Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. Several expert firms have joined together to form 3TC, including Dragados USA, Inc., John P. Picone Inc., CCA Civil, Inc., and Halmar International LLC, with Stantec as the design professional, as well as Cameron Engineering, and Rubenstein Associates leading the community outreach team.
As part of the Subway Action Plan and long-term capital improvements, MTA New York City Transit will be performing significant upgrades, maintenance and repairs on the 53rd Street [E][M] Line during a period of lower-than-average ridership this month, with more than 500 workers tackling signal, track, drainage and other projects. See the video explaining the work and service options here.
Save big with specially designed packages for LIRR Customers to see the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes or book a hotel stay for a weekend shopping extravaganza on the East End
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Work
As a result of Amtrak’s previously announced track work at Penn Station to take place beginning January 5, MTA Long Island Rail Road has announced that it will reroute five of the 98 morning rush hour trains that normally go to Penn Station and three of the 86 evening rush hour trains that normally depart from Penn Station.
On the weekends of Dec. 2-3 and 9-10, the Long Island Rail Road is performing switch installation work near Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn as part of its Vanderbilt Yard reconfiguration. This work, a piece of the Atlantic Yards Project, will make operations more efficient by allowing trains to access the yard directly from Atlantic Terminal. Currently, empty trains that terminate in Brooklyn have to backtrack east about a half-mile into the Atlantic rail tunnel. There, they have to stop and then return west to access the rail yard for servicing and storage before being put back into service.
The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 1-4
Customers are invited to see the new car design and its features up close at the 7 line subway station mezzanine at 34 Street-Hudson Yards.
MTA New York City Transit will offer rides on its vintage bus fleet on the M42 route beginning Monday, December 4, to Friday, December 22.
Subway customers now have real-time arrival information for four additional lines – on their smartphones and on station countdown clocks – as MTA New York City Transit moves forward on its accelerated efforts to bring countdown clocks to all subway lines by the end of this year.
The MTA’s Weekender: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel
Vintage subway trains are returning to the city.
This Thanksgiving, MTA New York City Transit wants to help you get around in peace and enjoy the city to the fullest with all of your friends and family. Whether it’s taking the Staten Island Railway’s earlier afternoon train to get a head start on the holiday, or using mass transit to catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we’ve got all the info you need to know to plan your day.
This January, a globally renowned transit expert will be taking the reins of the New York City subways, buses, paratransit services, and the Staten Island Railway. MTA New York City Transit has named Andy Byford, most recently responsible for the resurgence of Toronto’s public transit system, as its new President.
The railroad is providing special service and extra trains throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year for Metro-North.
To make it easier for those traveling on LIRR this holiday weekend, the MTA agency will be supplying additional train service along with off-peak ticket pricing for much of the weekend.
During the long holiday weekend from Wednesday, November 22, through Sunday, November 26, the MTA is offering free Select Bus Service to LaGuardia Airport, rides on vintage subway trains and buses, and lots of special service on the commuter railroads.
The MTA's Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work
To encourage the use of mass transit and to ease congestion on New York City streets during the Thanksgiving holiday, the MTA and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are offering free rides on the Q70 Select Bus Service (SBS) LaGuardia Link from Friday, November 17, to Sunday, November 26.
Hundreds of adults and children are set to come aboard one of the two Holiday Express Trains running Dec. 16 and 17 for a ride they’ll never forget with reserved seating, decorations, on-board entertainment and giveaways.

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