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Press Release
March 20, 2013
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FASTRACK Comes to the Upper East Side

On Monday, March 25, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to the Upper East Side of Manhattan on the 4, 5, and 6 Lines.   All Lexington Avenue trains run express in both directions between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street making stops at 59th Street and 86th Street from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, March 25 to early Friday morning, March 29.   

Travel alternatives:

Press Release
March 18, 2013
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge 15-Minute Full Bridge Closure Scheduled Overnight Fri., March 22nd and Sat., March 23rd

The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will be closed in both directions overnight for approximately 15 minutes on Friday, March 22nd and Saturday, March 23rd for the installation and removal of overhead sign structures.

The full bridge closure will take place on Friday between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. and on Saturday between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Press Release
March 15, 2013
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MTA Restores Historic Bronx Subway Station House to Original Grandeur

MTA Restores Historic Bronx Subway Station House to Original Grandeur

The MTA’s top-to-bottom rehabilitation of the East 180th Street 25 subway station rededicated today has recaptured the grandeur its original builders had in mind when the century-old North Bronx transit terminal served as the administration building for the old New York, Westchester and Boston Railway system.

Press Release
March 15, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Metr O’North Plans Extra Trains for Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Parade

This year Manhattan’s St. Patrick's Day Parade is on a weekend, Saturday, March 16th, and to accommodate larger-than-usual crowds, Metro-North will be operating 17 extra inbound trains in addition to the regular Saturday schedule.

Metro-North is a popular way to get to the parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue, just two blocks from Grand Central Terminal.

Please note: On Saturday, March 16th, alcohol will not be allowed all day on trains, platforms and at stations. MTA Police will enforce this restriction.

Press Release
March 15, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Take LIRR to Montauk St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday, March 17

Are you heading to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Montauk, L.I., this Sunday? Well, the Long Island Rail Road can get you there.

Montauk-bound customers can take the 7:42 AM from Penn Station or a train departing at the same time from Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, connect at Jamaica and arrive in in the famed seaside village at 10:46 AM. That’s plenty of time to make the parade, which is scheduled to get under way at 11:30 AM.

Press Release
March 15, 2013
IMMEDIATE
MTA’s Weekender App Recognized for Design Excellence

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Weekender app, which helps subway customers avoid headaches caused by weekend track work, has been recognized for excellence in design and functionality in a premier nationwide app competition. The app won an Appy Award for best app in the “Mapping/Navigation” category.

Press Release
March 14, 2013
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Weekend Subway Service Advisory For Changes Affecting 1 4 6 7 A F G J M N Q R

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info and check out “The Weekender,” which takes over the front page of MTA.info each weekend.  The Weekender makes it easy for subway riders to visualize exactly how weekend work will affect subway service.  In addition, TripPlanner+ provides travel information that takes weekend service diversions into account. 

Press Release
March 14, 2013
IMMEDIATE
FASTRACK Comes to Queens on the E F M R

On Monday, March 18, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK to Queens on the E F M R Line.  There will be no service on the E between Roosevelt Avenue and World Trade Center and no service on the F between Roosevelt Avenue and 21st Street-Queensbridge from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, March 18 to early Friday morning, March 22.  Customers may take the 7 N or free shuttle buses as alternatives.  Also, customers coming from Manhattan who normally ride the E or M to Court Square can instead take the 7.

Trains will operate as follows:

Press Release
March 13, 2013
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MTA Announces Bus Time Roll-Out Sequence

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the timetable and sequence in which it will expand MTA Bus Time™, the agency’s online real-time bus tracking service. All bus routes in Manhattan will receive Bus Time this year, followed by Brooklyn, and then Queens, which will be completed by April 2014.

Press Release
March 13, 2013
IMMEDIATE
MTA to Add More On the Go! Touch-Screen Travel Stations

MTA New York City Transit announced today that it will move ahead with the second phase of a pilot project for On the Go! Travel Stations, adding at least 77 of the interactive touch-screen kiosks throughout the system that offer MTA travel information and a whole lot more.

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