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Funds Improvements to Service and Increases Administrative Savings Targets

The MTA has releases its preliminary 2017 budget and four-year financial plan, continuing to raise targets for administrative and managerial cost savings across all agencies and making a number of investments to improve service quality and customer experience. The agency now expects to identify additional annual recurring savings of $50 million per year starting in 2017, pushing total annual recurring savings to nearly $2 billion by 2020.

Employees Put MTA’s “See Something Say Something” Campaign Into Action

Three Metro-North employees "saw something and said something," preventing a car theft at the Harlem Line’s Southeast Station. Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti thanked the employees for their quick thinking and vigilance at Monday’s meeting of the MTA Board’s Metro-North Railroad Committee.

MTA Long Island Rail Road Resuming Year-Round Weekend Service to Greenport and the North Fork

LIRR customers no longer have to wait until summer to take a ride to Greenport. MTA Long Island Rail Road President Patrick A. Nowakowski announced that the LIRR plans to provide weekend service to Greenport on a year-round basis.

Decision to Completely Close the Tunnel Follows Months of Community Meetings, Stakeholder and Public Input on Reconstruction Options; MTA Will Develop and Announce Service Plans as 2019 Project Approaches

Massive reconstruction work needed to the Canarsie Tunnel, which carries the L train under the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan, will require a full closure of the tunnel for 18 months starting no sooner than 2019. The MTA's decision to do the work under a full 18-month tunnel closure instead of a one-track, three-year closure, was made based on a detailed operational review, and only after significant community engagement in order to consider all adverse impacts. Serious consideration was also given to consequences of unplanned outages that would occur if one track was closed for three years.

MTA eTix App Now Available on Metro-North Harlem Line

More Metro-North customers will soon have access to mobile ticketing. The MTA has announced that MTA eTix, the ticketing app that allows Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road customers to buy train tickets anytime, anywhere on their smartphone, will be available for travel on Metro-North’s Harlem Line starting at 4:26 a.m. on Monday, July 25, when the Harlem Line’s first train of the week departs from its first station. The app continues to be available on Metro-North’s Hudson Line and the LIRR’s Port Washington Branch. The app is scheduled to become available for Metro-North’s New Haven Line, the New Haven Line’s three branches, and the rest of the LIRR, during the week of August 22.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 22 - July 25

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 22 - July 25

Metro-North Railroad Announces Ticketing Policy Changes and Service Alternatives During Tappan Zee Bridge Closure

Because of this afternoon's crane accident and closure of the Tappan Zee Bridge, Metro-North Railroad’s Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry and Newburgh-Beacon Ferry will honor TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) bus tickets for the remainder of the day. Customers who normally depart from Grand Central Terminal to connect to the TZx bus at Tarrytown can connect to the ferries by staying on a local train to Ossining, or catching an express train to Beacon. Hudson Line tickets to Tarrytown will be honored for travel at all stations on the Hudson Line, as far as Poughkeepsie. Also, NJTRANSIT and Metro-North are cross-honoring Hudson Line tickets on the Pascack Valley Line.

Musicians to Perform Favorites from Mozart’s Repertoire in Lincoln Center Collaboration

MTA MUSIC will present a selection of Mozart’s repertoire through performances by West Village Quartet (strings), Leah Coloff (cello), Luellen Abdoo (violin), Emily Hopkins (harp), Jim Graseck (violin) and Susan Keser (violin) on Friday, July 22. These performances kick off five weeks of Lincoln Center’s renowned Mostly Mozart Festival, which is celebrating its 50th season.

State Seeks Proposals to Redesign 1,025 Subway Cars, Including Up to 750 with "Open Car End" Design; New Features to Reduce Wait Times and Increase Capacity

Governor Cuomo has unveiled the design features of 1,025 new and reimagined subway cars – including vital enhancements to the exteriors and interiors of regular cars, wider doors, as well as the addition of up to 750 “Open Car End” designed-cars, which will reduce wait times and increase capacity. The Governor also previewed key elements that will be featured in the renovation of 31 subway stations throughout the New York Metropolitan Area, and announced that the first of several Requests for Proposals will be issued this week. The MTA is using design-build contracts to expedite the process and ensure the shortest timeframe for project completion. These vital investments are part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program to renew and expand the MTA network. Governor Cuomo unveiled the ambitious design-plan at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn on Monday, July 18.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 15 - July 18

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for July 15 - July 18

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