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Press Release
November 9, 2018
Statement from MTA Leadership on Departure of Chairman Joseph Lhota

The following letter was sent this morning from MTA leadership to all MTA staff:

MTA Family-

Press Release
November 1, 2018
MTA Announces Service Details for TCS NYC Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4

The Verrazzano Bridge will be closed to all traffic between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Upper level of the bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions beginning at 11 p.m on Nov. 3.

Marathon Subway Map Available Online

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announces the following service changes and updates for the TCS NYC Marathon taking place on Sunday, Nov. 4.

MTA Bridges & Tunnels

Press Release
October 31, 2018
MTA Awards Final Major Construction Contract for East Side Access

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded the final major construction contract needed to begin Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Terminal in 2022. Through this contract, workers will relocate tracks in Harold Interlocking in Sunnyside, Queens, to create space for an 800-foot structure that will connect trains traveling to and from Long Island with newly built tunnels to the new concourse under Grand Central, and then excavate 15,000 cubic yards of soil and build that structure.

Press Release
October 8, 2018
Metro-North and New York City Transit Make it Easy to Catch the Yankees Battle the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series

Metro-North Railroad and New York City Transit will operate special service for post-season games at Yankee stadium.   Direct service to Yankee Stadium is back on the Harlem Line for the series, which means that Harlem Line customers can avoid a transfer or a drive to a Hudson Line station.

A combination of regular service and frequent direct Yankee Clipper service to Yankees-E. 153rd St. Station will be in effect for the American League Division Series on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven Lines for both games, with trains before, during and after the game.

Press Release
September 26, 2018
MTA Names New Chief Safety Officer, Patrick T. Warren, Former Executive Director for Railroad Safety at the Federal Railroad Administration

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman Joseph Lhota today announced that he has named Patrick T. Warren as the agency’s new Chief Safety Officer, overseeing all safety management policy implementation. He will work closely with MTA agencies as they continue to improve work practices and invest in new technology and equipment.

Press Release
September 24, 2018
Arthur R. ‘Rob’ Troup to Lead East Side Access

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chief Development Officer Janno Lieber today announced that he had appointed Arthur R. “Rob” Troup as Senior Program Executive of East Side Access, the project’s top ranking official.

Press Release
August 30, 2018
MTA Provides Service Details for Labor Day Weekend

To help New Yorkers kick off a long Labor Day weekend, MTA railroads will provide extra service tomorrow, Friday, August 31. All MTA services will operate on special schedules on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. Details are below.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad

Tomorrow, Friday, August 31, the LIRR will offer 11 extra afternoon trains from Penn Station and Jamaica, and Metro-North will offer 17 extra afternoon trains departing Grand Central Terminal.

Press Release
August 3, 2018
MTA Chairman Announces Appointment to Metropolitan Transportation Sustainability Advisory Workgroup

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota today announced that Fernando Ferrer is his appointment to the Metropolitan Transportation Sustainability Advisory Workgroup. The workgroup was created by the New York State Legislature in April to make recommendations on transportation within the MTA’s service region.

Fernando Ferrer
Mr. Ferrer has served as Vice Chairman of the MTA Board since 2011, and has also served as Acting Chairman of the Board twice – the first time from January to June 2013 and most recently from February to June 2017.

Press Release
July 2, 2018
MTA Launches Test Version of System-Wide ‘MYmta’ App and New Responsive Website Designed by Customers

MYmta Delivers Real-Time Arrival Information, Trip Planning and More for Subways, Buses, Metro-North and the LIRR 

MTA Asks Customers for Their Input to Make the App and Website Even Better

Photos of the MYmta App Can Be Found Here

Press Release
June 27, 2018
MTA Announces Extra Service for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra rail service on Tuesday, July 3, to help customers to travel to Fourth of July holiday activities. On Wednesday, July 4, the MTA’s railroads, subways and buses will operate on weekend schedules.

More details are below.

Tuesday, July 3: Get Away With the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway

The LIRR and Metro-North will provide additional early-afternoon service from Manhattan on Tuesday, July 3, for customers planning an early getaway.