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Press Release
March 15, 2018
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MTA Announces St. Patrick’s Day Service Changes

Alcohol to Be Banned From Metro-North and LIRR Trains;

Railroads to Operate Many Extra Trains

With New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled for Saturday, March 17, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) reminds customers that alcohol will be banned from the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad. The LIRR and Metro-North will offer extra trains to help customers get to the parade and subway and bus service changes will be in place for the day. Details follow.

Press Release
March 9, 2018
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MTA Announces 8 Winners of MTA Genius Transit Challenge

Winning Ideas to be Immediately Researched and Tested by New York City Transit Staff

Winning Ideas Seek to Improve Subways Signals, Capacity and Communications

Video and Website with Information on Winning Proposals are Online; Photos from Ceremony Available Here

Press Release
February 14, 2018
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Presidents’ Day

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today offered details about service for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 19, and for the long holiday weekend that begins on Friday, February 16.

New York City Subways and Buses

Press Release
January 31, 2018
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Thirteen Canines Graduate from MTA Police Department’s Explosive Detection Training Course

Photos from the Ceremony Can be Found Here

Thirteen canine and police officer teams graduated from MTA Police Department explosives detection and anti-terrorism training this morning at a ceremony at Grand Central Terminal. The canines are now official officers of the MTA PD and have small police shields affixed to their collars.

Press Release
January 10, 2018
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MTA Announces Service Details for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) services will operate on special schedules in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 15. Details are below.

New York City Subway, Buses and Staten Island Railway

On Monday, January 15, the New York City Subway will operate on a weekday schedule with minor timing changes. Customers are advised to allow additional travel time, and use Subway Time for live wait times, or TripPlanner+ to plan their trips accordingly.

Press Release
December 27, 2017
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MTA Details Special Holiday Service for New Year’s Weekend

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the New Year’s holiday weekend, with lots of extra service to help customers enjoy the three-day weekend and celebrate the New Year.

Press Release
December 21, 2017
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MTA Announces Service Details for Long Holiday Weekend

Q70 LaGuardia Link Bus to Be Fare-Free on Dec. 22-23;

Lots of Extra LIRR & Metro-North Service;

MTA Is the Best Way to Get Around

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that trains and buses will operate on special schedules during the long Christmas weekend. 

Press Release
December 19, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Directs MTA & Port Authority to Heighten Security Throughout the Holiday Season

Coordinated Law Enforcement Effort Increases New York State Police Presence and New York National Guard Personnel at All MTA & Port Authority Bridges, Tunnels, Airports and Mass Transit Systems

Press Release
December 6, 2017
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LIRR and Metro-North to Impose Alcohol Ban for 2017 SantaCon Event

To maintain orderly travel and safe station and terminal operations during this weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad trains and in stations from noon on Saturday, December 9, through noon on Sunday, December 10. The timeframe overlaps with the Long Island Rail Road’s usual ban on alcohol between midnight and 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Press Release
November 17, 2017
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MTA Announces Service Plans for Four-Day Thanksgiving Weekend

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) wants to make it as easy as possible for New Yorkers to travel throughout the region 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. Details are below.

Free Q70 Select Bus Service LaGuardia Link

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