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The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 9 - 12

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 9 - 12

MTA Arts & Design Installs New York Dreaming by Anne Spalter

MTA Arts & Design has installed a new digital artwork at Fulton Center by Brooklyn-based digital mixed media artist Anne Spalter as Arts & Design expands its audience by presenting new, innovative digital work to MTA customers. Titled New York Dreaming, the new digital artwork is a meditation on the city and the constant self-realization of its physical and psychic existence. New York is a city like no other, a combination of man-made and natural formations, perpetually evolving and reinventing itself--turning from one year to the next, unfolding. Its citizens, similarly, are dreamers, driven to bring their visions to life.

​Installation of Pedestrian Bridge at LIRR’s Little Neck Station Starts 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, Through the Weekend of Dec. 3-4 With New Span Scheduled to Open In Time for AM Rush on Monday, Dec. 5

MTA Long Island Rail Road plans to install a new pedestrian overpass at Little Neck Station in Queens with work scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 2, and through the weekend with the new bridge ready for Monday’s morning rush. The project is not expected to impact train service.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 2 - 5

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for December 2 - 5

Draft Environmental Study Released; Findings Demonstrate How Project Will Improve Service Reliability, Safety and Quality of Life

​Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the MTA has reached a major milestone to improve transit service, safety and quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Long Island commuters and residents. The LIRR Expansion Project released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement which will take the project another step toward construction. The scientific, engineering and socioeconomic study is required to identify any potential impacts of public construction projects and help ensure that they are done safely, responsibly, and with public input. The study’s findings demonstrate how the LIRR Expansion Project would improve service and reduce delays for Long Island Rail Road customers throughout the system, as well as improve safety and quality of life for local residents living in the project area in Nassau County.

Weekday M42 Customers Can Catch a Ride and Travel Back in Time

From December 5 to 21, NYC Transit rolls into the holiday spirit with its annual tradition of vintage rides by running a fleet of historic coaches from river to river along 42nd Street in Manhattan. The buses make stops on the M42 route between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, offering a variety of rides through the decades.

Upgrades Include a More Spacious Platform, New Entrance, Artwork, Wider Stairway, Modernization of Station Elements

The MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced it has completed restoration and upgrades of the Fordham Station, including a rebuilt northbound platform with double the capacity, a new entrance leading directly to Webster Avenue at 193rd Street and new permanent artwork. These upgrades follow the complete renovation of the historic station building on Fordham Road, which was completed in 2014.

Annual Tradition Lets Holiday Weekend Customers Take a Ride Back in Time

MTA New York City Transit and the New York Transit Museum are putting extra magic on the rails with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s annual holiday tradition of rides to the past via its vintage fleet. These subway cars will help customers experience the most magical time of year the way that New York straphangers did long ago.

Lowest Fare Increase Since 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unveiled options for needed increase to fares and tolls over the next two years by less than 4 percent – or an average of 2 percent annually, consistent with the financial forecast made in July. The MTA’s continued discipline in keeping costs down has resulted in the lowest increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule to keep adjustments as small and predictable as possible.

Lowest Fare Increase Since 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unveiled options for needed increase to fares and tolls over the next two years by less than 4 percent – or an average of 2 percent annually, consistent with the financial forecast made in July. The MTA’s continued discipline in keeping costs down has resulted in the lowest increase since 2009, when the MTA committed to a biennial schedule to keep adjustments as small and predictable as possible.

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