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Long Island Rail Road Marks Its 180th Anniversary with Celebration at Mineola Station

MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena E. Williams and board members marked the 180th anniversary of Long Island Rail Road at a special birthday celebration at Mineola station

MTA Testing Solar-Powered Kiosks with Real-Time Info

The MTA is continuing its earth-friendly efforts -- this time by piloting new solar technology that allows customers to access real-time train, subway and bus arrival information without connection to the electrical grid. The MTA, Metro-North Railroad and New York City Transit are testing the performance and reliability of two solar-powered kiosks that use MTA Subway Time™ and MTA Bus Time™ to provide Metro-North customers with real-time arrival estimates for connecting subways and buses at Metro-North’s Woodlawn station. The kiosks also display Metro-North upcoming scheduled train arrivals, and they will display real-time estimates for Metro-North arrivals later this spring.

Henry Hudson Bridge Toll Plaza Lane Merge Completed

Motorists traveling through the Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Bridge toll plaza are enjoying improved traffic flow after two narrow toll lanes were combined into one wider lane. The photographs included here show the work as it progressed during the two-week period from March 24 to April 7, when the new wider toll lane was reopened to traffic.

MTA New York City Transit Offers Bus Safety Tips for Riders and Pedestrians

The MTA has one overriding concern; the safe operation of North America’s largest public transportation system. Recognizing that safety is everyone’s responsibility and realizing that sometimes we could all use a little reminder, MTA New York City Transit’s marketing division has partnered with bus operations to create a colorful new print campaign advising bus riders, pedestrians and cyclists how to remain safe onboard and around buses.

Trash Can Removal Pilot Program to Expand

Trash Can Removal Pilot Program to Expand

LIRR Service Notice

LIRR service is suspended on the Port Jefferson/Huntintgton and Ronkonkoma Branches due to a utility pole fire adjacent to the tracks east of Westbury. LIRR customers are advised to use alternate LIRR branches, including the Babylon, Montauk, Oyster Bay and Hempstead Branches.

LIRR Rush Hour Cancelations

Because of a track condition east of the East River Tunnels, the LIRR expects to cancel up to 17 trains out of Penn Station during the Monday evening rush hour. LIRR westbound service is temporarily suspended between Jamaica and Penn Station, and Woodside and Penn Station (on the Port Washington Branch). New York City Transit is honoring LIRR fares on the E subway in Jamaica and on the 7 subway train at Woodside.

Experience the Great Shops, Restaurants and Culture of Long Island City While Work on 7 Line Continues

Experience the Great Shops, Restaurants and Culture of Long Island City While Work on 7 Line Continues

Major Long Beach Branch Restoration Project Begins

The Long Island Rail Road is starting a $120 million construction program designed to protect the LIRR’s Long Beach Branch from the kind of devastating damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. To better fortify the branch, construction is starting on a four-year project to build three new power stations, replace switch machines, signals and communications systems as well as third rail equipment and, lastly, harden the electrical system that powers the Wreck Lead Bridge, which spans Reynolds Channel and connects Island Park to the City of Long Beach.

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 11 - April 14

The MTA’s Weekender: The Way Around Weekend Work for April 11 - April 14