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Press Release
April 21, 2017
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Directs Investigation into Con Edison Equipment Failure Affecting MTA Subway Service

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the New York State Department of Public Service and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to conduct an immediate investigation into Con Edison’s equipment failure that led to significant delays across MTA New York City Transit subways this morning.

Press Release
April 20, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Announces Janno Lieber Appointed MTA Chief Development Officer

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Interim Executive Director Ronnie Hakim today announced that Janno Lieber, a senior private sector real estate development and construction executive who is the current President of World Trade Center Properties, will join the senior executive ranks of the MTA as Chief Development Officer. In this newly created position, Lieber will take over leadership and oversight of key strategic capital initiatives focused on increasing the capacity of the system.

Press Release
April 6, 2017
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24 PM Rush Hour LIRR Trains From Penn Station to Be Canceled or Diverted as Amtrak Crews Continue to Repair Tracks at Penn Station

As Amtrak crews continue to work at Penn Station to repair track damage caused by an NJ TRANSIT derailment on Monday morning, the Long Island Rail Road must operate a reduced PM rush hour schedule, which includes 16 trains canceled from Penn Station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and eight others diverted to originate elsewhere.

Press Release
April 5, 2017
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10 Trains to Be Canceled During Thursday Morning Rush Hour as Amtrak Crews Continue Track Repairs at Penn Station

As Amtrak crews continue repairing track damage at Penn Station, the Long Island Rail Road must cancel 10 trains to Penn Station between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., terminate three trains at Jamaica, and divert one train to Hunterspoint Avenue, Queens, because of reduced tracks available by Amtrak.

New York City Transit will cross-honor LIRR tickets at Jamaica, Atlantic Terminal and Hunterspoint Avenue.

Metro-North Railroad is advising customers on its West-of-Hudson lines to travel to New York City via Hoboken and PATH trains as opposed to changing trains at Secaucus.

Press Release
April 5, 2017
IMMEDIATE
25 PM Rush Hour LIRR Trains From Penn Station to Be Cancelled or Diverted as Amtrak Crews Continue Work on Tracks Damaged in Monday’s NJ TRANSIT Derailment

As Amtrak crews continue to work at Penn Station to repair track damage caused by an NJ TRANSIT derailment on Monday morning, the Long Island Rail Road is one again forced to operate a reduced PM rush hour schedule, which includes 17 trains cancelled from Penn Station between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and eight other trains will originate elsewhere.

Press Release
April 4, 2017
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10 Trains Cancelled During Wednesday Morning Rush Hour as Amtrak Crews Continue Track Repairs Following NJ TRANSIT Train Derailment at Penn Station on Monday

As Amtrak crews continue repairing track damage caused by an NJ TRANSIT train derailment Monday morning at Penn Station, the Long Island Rail Road must cancel 10 trains to Penn Station between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., terminate three trains at Jamaica, and divert one train to Hunterspoint Avenue, Queens, because of reduced tracks available by Amtrak.

New York City Transit will cross-honor LIRR tickets at Jamaica, Atlantic Terminal and Hunterspoint Avenue.

Press Release
April 3, 2017
IMMEDIATE
LIRR Anticipates Train Cancellations and Delays for Morning Rush Hour As Amtrak Crews Continue Track Restoration Following NJ TRANSIT Train Derailment at Penn Station

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is advising customers of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad’s West-of-Hudson lines to be prepared for lingering effects from the derailment on Monday morning of an NJ TRANSIT train at Penn Station.

Long Island Rail Road

Press Release
April 3, 2017
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MTA Board Approves Subway and Bus Initiatives for Faster Repairs, Better Stations, Better Service

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board on Monday voted on measures to improve service for millions of New Yorkers who use subways and buses, including a contract to shorten the 2019 Canarsie Tunnel closure by 3 months starting in April 2019; begin the next phase of the 2nd Avenue Subway; and to enhance train stations in Queens as part of a large-scale plan to overhaul more than 30 stations in the system in the 2015-19 Capital Program.

Press Release
March 29, 2017
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The MTA Is Your Ride to All Yankees and Mets Home Games

Don’t strike out and get stuck in traffic. As baseball season begins, the MTA’s subways, railroads and buses are ready to get you to all Yankees and Mets home games while avoiding the expense of parking or aggravation of post-game traffic congestion.

The Mets’ home opener is scheduled for Monday, April 3, and the Yankees’ is on Monday, April 10. All season long, getting to the stadiums is stress free when you ride the MTA. Here are details of game-day service to Citi Field and Yankee Stadium.

Getting to Citi Field

Press Release
March 29, 2017
IMMEDIATE
Billy Collins Pens ‘Subway’ for New Second Avenue Line

A poetic homage to the workers who dig subway tunnels, written for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by the former U.S. Poet Laureate and former New York State Poet Laureate Billy Collins, is the newest addition to MTA Arts & Design’s Poetry in Motion program as the MTA continues to celebrate the opening of the new Second Avenue Subway this year.

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